Of course they do. Even setting aside the professional implications, it's a pride thing. Hell, successful singles have been the cornerstone of their setlists for years.
And that's the one thing that worries me about the trilogy's relative lack of success. As happened with Warning, will we eventually see these songs all-but disappear from the regular setlist? You have to think it's a real possibility, and what a fucking shame that would be. Say what you will, but a bunch of these songs deserve to be played for years to come.
Which one of the 37 is going to be the new Minority?
I'd be trully ashamed that sales affect Green Day's setlists so much. Warning is a damn good album, my favorite album before the trilogy (I still can't ubicate Uno, Dos and Tré in my ranking ). I'd really love some Warning played. And I really want the trilogy to be played often. It's a real shame to see Warning that underrated because they play almost no Warning at all, not even in the concerts from the Warning tour apart from Goat Island. I really think songs like Warning, Jackass, Castaway or Deadbeat Holiday deserve a spot in their setlists. Being that the trilogy consists of three albums, it would be wasting way too many songs if they didn't play them live. I think there are A LOT of songs I want to be played often: Stay The Night, Carpe Diem, Let Yourself Go, Kill the DJ, Fuck Time, Stop When The Red Lights Flash, Lazy Bones, Wild One, Makeout Party, Stray Heart, Lady Cobra, Wow! That's Loud, Amy, Brutal Love, Missing You, 8th Ave Serenade, X-Kid, A Little Boy Named Train, Amanda, Walk Away, Dirty Rotten Bastards, 99 Revolutions and The Forgotten. Also Nightlife, but won't happen.
I don't get why everyone is saying that. It wasn't even Green Day's single. It was just a song on Breaking Dawn's soundtrack that was during the credits after most people had left the theater. It wasn't a special release for radio or anything. There haven't even been any real radio singles for Dos and Tre. Stray Heart doesn't even count. really. It wasn't on any mainstream radio stations; the only place I heard it was on an XM station or two.
Well, I didn't say I didn't understand it. But it's such a beautiful song and it should be a hit. It has precious lyrics and the strings add so much to the whole thing...