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The Glasgow show. :fuckyou:

But in all seriousness, obviously the band being happy is amazing and the music being phenomenal and the live shows being amazing. (Something something setlist something something King For A Day). Watching Bang Bang over the work's wifi seems like a age ago now. 

Seeing my friends again is always so nice and happy, meeting a whole bunch more has been absolutely lovely. it's always nice to be surrounded with people who you can have a laugh with and share a joy about a common purpose especially when you're dealt with a show cancellation. I don't get to see the "Idiot Family" as much as I/we would like to meet between albums so hopefully that will change.

Highlights being: The 02 show where the person I became queue buddies with got to come up for KYE (even though she took what felt like a age to stagedive after the song) and the Sheffield show which was so good, one of the great things about the band is they treat Sheffield which is a smaller city than London and treat it as good as/if not better where other bands would phone it in.

Let's hope we all get to do this again sooner rather than later.

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I also have to mention meeting the band as well. :wub: 

 

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I've loved the RevRad era so much. From being on here and for the first time actually feeling like a proper part of the community, to being lucky enough to have the means to go to five shows this era. 

We'll not talk about Glasgow :tired: but there have been so many other amazing moments. The moment I heard Bang Bang (on Virgin Radio, on the computer in work, and sitting next to my least favourite colleague who started asking me shit IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SONG), I was in love. I wasn't sure how I would feel about the new release after the trilogy, but the guys know just how to surprise everyone constantly (unless we're talking setlists of course.)

Then the moment I read a tweet about a "massive gig" in Belfast being announced and I thought 'haha wish it was Green Day girl can dream right.' BUT THEN IT FUCKING WAS AND I WAS NOT OKAY. Seeing your band in your hometown is magical. I had Leeds and London in February before that which were amazing too (we'll not mention nearly passing out in Leeds or witnessing the friend I dragged along to London having a panic attack during the beginning crowd surge), and Dublin and Hyde Park in June/July. Dublin was freezing and wet, but with the Squad in my pocket ( :wub: ) I endured, and despite having to leave during the encore, it was one of my favourites. Hyde Park was a dramatic shift in weather - I got sunburnt! And some girl was scratching at my arm throughout the gig trying to get me to move (fuck no, YOU move). 

But despite all those little things, my love for this band and appreciation for all that they do overshadowed it all. My obsession came back in a massive way, probably even more than it did the first time around. I'm so happy that they're all doing so well, Billie is healthy and happy, they're still kicking and giving us quality content and meme worthy moments (Facebook live anyone?) 

Here's to a kickass era and to the next one!

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Better Era as far as the band's spirit goes, but the new music was not even close to as good as the trilogy. 

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For a matter of performances and following the tour, this era started promising but after that, the band sticked with a set of singles and hits. For a band that has a good number of records and songs, they manage pretty bad their catalogue.

For a matter of conection with people, I met people in real life finally that I have met in the internet several years ago. And also did a few friends in this new travel. And most importantly, I got almost all my friends together between the two shows that I have assisted in this tour. Thanks Green Day for that!

EDIT: I saw them messing up Basket Case! That won't ever happen again :lol:

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I got to see them in UK! TWICE! AND WITH RANCID! 

I went to THREE gigs! I can't believe it! (and they played Paper Lanterns, Welcome to Paradise, F.O.D., Armatage Shanks, Scattered, Waiting :wub::runaround::dance:)

Nothing's better than home, specially for a concert (sorry England, it's the truth)

Forever Now is one of my favorites songs of the album, gave me goosebumps live. (Probably they'll never play it again :cry:

 

Hyde Park, Sheffield, Buenos Aires 2017! Next tour USA, Germany and/or Japan! 

 

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1 hour ago, gd86arg said:

Forever Now is one of my favorites songs of the album, gave me goosebumps live. (Probably they'll never play it again :cry:

Why won't they play Forever Now live again?

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All the shows and the wonderful people I met. :wub: 

Saw them 11 times. Krakow, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxemburg, Gothenborg, Belfast, Dublin, London & Sheffield. 

During queing for the winter gigs I just kept telling myself that it will be better for the summer shows. Belfast and Dublin proved me wrong. :lol:

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The best moment is them playing 86 in Lima ! - It's hard to beat that really  :lol:

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So many memories. First, the announcement of Bang Bang and RevRad! I had been a fan for a while before but I had really just become a huge fan I think around 2014, so the hype for the trilogy was gone at this point. This was the first time I was going to properly experience a new GD album. And I remember hearing Bang Bang, Revolution Radio and Still Breathing before the rest of the album. And then when the album leaked and I heard it, I was so shocked to be actually hearing  all this new GD music for the first time.

It's kinda sad that this RevRad era is coming to an end but I'm excited for what's next to come for Green Day. Hopefully some more experimental music, maybe some politics (as long as they're not just the typical "revolutionary" songs, we have enough of those). I'd like to see them kind of push themselves again, like they did with 21CB (but not too much like they did with the trilogy)

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12 hours ago, Siddharth_471 said:

Why won't they play Forever Now live again?

Tell me how many times did they play 21st Century Breakdown, East Jesus Nowhere, Murder City, American Eulogy, The Static Age, Viva La Gloria!, Before the Lobotomy after 21st Century Breakdown Tour... They just played 1 song every gig, Know Your Enemy... Even 21 Guns was played just for the last 2 legs of the RevRad Tour... What about the trilogy during RevRad Tour? 

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I remember waiting by the computer, waiting to hear BANG BANG for the first time.  I was sooo pumped for the new album, and then "Still Breathing" came out and I cried so much and listened to it on repeat for ages.  The album is fantastic, the singles were great and I'm still not entirely sure the era is over just yet.  I know the greatest hits is out and all, but aren't we still getting Somewhere Now / Forever Now singles?  And Ordinary World?   

If not, it's cool.   Overall a pretty sweet era in the bands career.  Great songs, great shows and I feel like the band is reenergized and ready to great things.  

Safe to make an ALBUM 13 thread yet?   Pretty please?   It's about time we start speculating incorrectly about how the new album will sound, if it will be a sequel to a previous album, if it will suck, not suck, etc.   IT IS TIME.   

 

 

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14 hours ago, Siddharth_471 said:

Why won't they play Forever Now live again?

Gotta make room for King For A Day for the next tour. 

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14 hours ago, Too Dumb to Die(s) said:

I remember waiting by the computer, waiting to hear BANG BANG for the first time.  I was sooo pumped for the new album, and then "Still Breathing" came out and I cried so much and listened to it on repeat for ages.  The album is fantastic, the singles were great and I'm still not entirely sure the era is over just yet.  I know the greatest hits is out and all, but aren't we still getting Somewhere Now / Forever Now singles?  And Ordinary World?   

If not, it's cool.   Overall a pretty sweet era in the bands career.  Great songs, great shows and I feel like the band is reenergized and ready to great things.  

Safe to make an ALBUM 13 thread yet?   Pretty please?   It's about time we start speculating incorrectly about how the new album will sound, if it will be a sequel to a previous album, if it will suck, not suck, etc.   IT IS TIME.  

We're actually already debating it here:

It's never too early to get pumped for the new era! :runaround:

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The song Somewhere Now existing seeing Forever Now live tops everything :wub:

And Billie's legendary window pic :lol: 

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Thinking about it, the Rev Rad era corresponds exactly to a new chapter in my life. After 2 years of just working in a backstore at a low salary, I decided to go back to school to learn costumes designing even if I already have diplomas in history. I was so affraid on the first day of school because I'm way older than my classmates. But, on the very first day, I met a girl who became one of my best friends I've ever had. One thing we have in common is our love for Green Day and, while talking about the band one day during a pattern making class, we figured out that we saw them live at the same concert in 2010. At the time, we didn't know each other.

Anyway, when we heard that GD was coming in Montreal in March, we only knew each other for like one month and half. We set up a plan to buy tickets because we had school the day they went on sell. I'm sure nobody in the school never saw before 2 girls running like crazy with a computer through 5 floors just to get the wifi after a class to buy concert tickets. XD The concert was awesome. I was with 2 of my friends and another girl. One of my boss and her boyfriend won tickets for the concert and their seats weren't so far away from my seat. And the said boyfriend went to the concert with his Joker cosplay (I never understand why). I stayed outside the Bell Centre until the tour buses left for Quebec City.

One month later, even if I have few money left, my friend (the other one who was at the concert with me in March) and I bought tickets for the  concert in August in Toronto. It was a nice roadtrip to Toronto with us singing and joking all the way to there. The concert was awesome too. And we ended in front of the hotel GD were staying at we were while going back to our hotel after the concert. So, I briefly met Mike.

Good memories. I would love to write more, but I need to go now.

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