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Highlights of The Breakdown – Green Day at Wembley Stadium

Punks Play for Autism

I missed Green Day’s show at Wembley Stadium. I had a ticket, but could not afford the airfare across the pond (told you Lushie luck runs out occasionally). My ticket had a fabulous time with Jax May, the folks at Nova-Caine, and the Raxorbax gig that happened the night before Wembley, at the Luminaire Club. The Punks Play for Autism gig raised over a £1000 for the organization. Major success! Hopefully some video will be coming from the show in the future, possibly a soundboard mix. The boys known as Green Day donated a vinyl copy of 21st Century Breakdown, the only one of its kind that is signed by the full touring band including Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool, Jason White, Jason Freese, and Jeff Matika. How awesome is all of that?

Greet, a Lushie Nun Mother from Belgium who attended the Razorbax show was the successful bidder winner. And here’s the baby here:

21st Century Breakdown Vinyl signed by Full Green Day Touring Band for the Punks Play for Autism Benefit, London - Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Tour 2009-2010. Photo by Greet Druyts

Green Day at Wembley Stadium

I tried writing about this show, but frankly, I was a little sad that I couldn’t go, so it was a little hard writing about the show since A) I wasn’t there, and B), well, sadly, I wasn’t there. Sigh. I’ve been a bit whiney about it, too, but hey, it happens, lol. I hear from folks who went that it was great, and really, I believe it.

What I really missed out on was hearing for the first time on Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown tour, the band singing “Waiting.” Sigh.

“Waiting” – Green Day Wembley Stadium – June 19, 2010

I did watch several clips of this show and read every page of the Wembley thread at the Green Day Community, so I feel in a way that I was there, but it’s all in bits and pieces of lore. Some good stories, too, of long lines at Wembley, what Billie Joe said about leaving Green Day in a coffin, of how Tre sang during the “Shout” part of the night, and hey, Mike grabbed the mic at one point too and kicked his legs higher than Tre!

Green Day Blow Themselves Up at Wembley! What a Show! Photo by Unknown Photographer found by Greet Druyts

I also saw a clip of the pyro that went off during the “Minority” encore, but I saw it only on Facebook and can’t seem to locate it on the Youtubes at the moment. Suffice it to say, at the part where the blowers go off and confetti goes flying through the air, there were fireworks that seem to almost blow the band up! Luckily, they survived and appeared a few days later in Glasgow, and will be playing tomorrow night, 6/23/2010, in Dublin.

Ah, good times.

Here’s a Facebook link to Greet Druyts’ photos from London from both the Razorbax and Green Day shows. Take a look, they are fantastic!

With that, I’m off tomorrow to the San Francisco Bay Area! The Mystic Knights of the Cobra and Prima Donna are on a four-night mini-tour, and I’m going to go and dance a bit for two of them! And do some other stuff, too. Later!

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On the Foxboro Hot Tubs and New York City

On the Band Known as the Foxboro Hot Tubs Making a Holy Appearance in the NY/NJ Area During the Opening Week of American Idiot as Stated by the Band Known as Green Day

It's Lushotology by Kryssi Kay

Some wiseguys were on the radio back on March 28th (listen to the audio to the 10:30 mark) and said that the band known as the Foxboro Hot Tubs would love to play around the opening week of American Idiot on Broadway (March 19-March 25). And of course, when some wiseguys said this, it sparked a frantic, “OMG OMG, The REVEREND in NYC!?!” squeeeeee heard ’round the world. Yes. I squeeeed. Shoot me. Of course, the wiseguys did not elaborate on important questions such as WHERE?? and WHAT?? when the DJ asked whether an appearance by the Reverend Twitch (“last seen in London throwing up on a jet”) and the Hot Tubs in the Greater New York City area was possible. Or likely. Mike and Billie Joe joked around and Billie Joe replied, “[I would love for the Rev. Strychnine Twitch and the Foxboro Hot Tubs] to do something around the opening of American Idiot, maybe at the place, Bowery Electric.” And then the band known as Green Day, Mike, Tre and Billie Joe shared a “tee-hee” moment of giggles.

London Call to Worship

Beautiful Hot Tubs in London by Chris Dugan

All I have to say is that I won’t get into a holy frantic over it until it happens. I learned my lesson in London last October when I made my supplications for a holy sighting of the band. Unfortunately, I picked the wrong weekend to see some band in England and missed Communion by a week when a surprise Hot Tubs show was announced on 11/1/09 at the Islington Garage (see Kerrang article about that show in the next section). Sigh. Patience is a virtue, right, Reverend Twitch?? The longer the wait, the harder the… uh… well… revelation… uh… will be… so let’s just say if it happens its going to be hella happening. (See all Foxboro Hot Tubs-related posts here.)

Cut to the Holy Chase

Wild Night in London Town - Foxboro Hot Tubs

Anyway, Mike and Billie Joe mentioned the “Bowery Electric.” I read somewhere that on March 11th, 2010, they attended the Bowery Electric for Adeline Records artist Jesse Malin‘s Burning The Bowery residency. A group of well-researched people (uh, y’know) did some digging and came up with speculative venue locations. There is a “Private Event” listing at the Bowery Ballroom on 4/19. And there’s a date on the Bowery Electric site, too, that is marked as “Surprise Show” on 4/27. And the must-see Mystic Knights of the Cobra will be in NYC and New Jersey from 4/21-4/24, too. The Cobras toured with FBHT in 2008. Hmmm.

Of course —>ALL OF THIS IS SPECULATION<— and only the Lushie Gods know when and if they will play, and who knows what could happen, but there are many possibilities! Now, if there’s a Kevin Preston (guitarist for the Foxies) or Jason Freese (he’s been known to play sax with them) sighting or if Billie Joe’s hair of a sudden turns blond, we’ll know for certain that something is afoot.

Other than that, I suggest checking Twitter feeds uh… religiously… during the opening week of American Idiot (last preview is Monday 4/19; show opens on Tuesday 4/20 (International Pot and Lushotology Holy Day) and the last show that week takes place on Saturday, 4/25) in order to keep abreast of any last second show announcements. Cause that’s how the Hot Tubs roll: at the last second and on the sly. Can’t let Warner Brothers know EXACTLY where the Foxboro Hot Tubs will show up! lol. And the Rev never says anything that he doesn’t mean. Right? Right??

If a show does happen sometime during Opening Week of American Idiot, Billie Joe noted in the interview that a prerequisite of the Foxies is “more people onstage than are actually in the band,” and Tre stated that there also must be “more beer than air” and Mike insisted on a low ceiling. New York Lushies are willing and able to commune onstage with beer under low ceilings! No worries about any of those prerequisites!

Get thee to a … bit of guilt

Actually, I’d like to say one other thing: There were a few people that I chatted with after the interview aired who were talking about heading to NYC for the Foxies without even knowing if the band were actually going to play. The only problem with that is that they are much-O brok-O right now and can’t afford to come that week but would love the chance to worship with the Foxies. They would be awfully disappointed if they traveled to NYC on a shoestring and a miraculous sighting of the Holy Fathers did not apparate (wait, how did Harry Potter get in here?) at some time in a New York Lushotologist’s future. So, don’t tease the Lushie Nuns unless you’re gonna do it. It would be scandalous to the Church!

I’m applying the guilt found above more so in the form of a fetish dungeon then in the form of a “guilty religion” dungeon, so I’m pretty sure that I’m not breaking any tenets of the Church of Lushotology. If, of course, there were any Lushotology tenets besides drinking to break.

Whatever happens,  NYC is waiting.

A Call to the Lushie Nuns

Won’t you, oh Lushie Nuns, add your supplications for an appearance in the NY/NJ area in the comments? Remember, make them Lushly!