BJ Guitar that is! haha
But now that I have your attention, I feel the need to express my gratitude on behalf of all the people who couldn't make it to any Green Day shows this tour to our friend Lauren.
Lauren has been a fan of Green Day for many years--I remember seeing her at the 2009 21stCB tour in the front row with a orange road cone on her head when she was about 14 or 15 years old--and she's gone to nearly every show that she could since then and probably all the shows we WISH we could've gone to--the NYC shows and she was even seen on Good Morning America when Green Day played atop the roof of the studios.
For the past week, Lauren has given all of us the opportunity to hear the shows via a livestream. This, as you may know, is no easy feat. I hung out with her in line at Philly as she struggled to get her phone up and working so she could livestream the show for all of us. When most people at the concerts are focusing their attention on the world's greatest band on stage, Lauren was making an effort to make sure those of us who could not be at the show--and may not even be able to see Green Day at all this tour--hear the songs as they were being played.
Look at the posts from the last couple of shows and you will see comments like "You are awesome, Lauren!" and "Thank you so much, Lauren!"
When I went to the Philly show, I brought one of my BJ Guitars (Blue replica) to give to Billie so that he could actually give it to some kid in the audience and change that kid's life the way Billie changed mine 20 years ago.
Today, I think that it's obvious that Green Day has changed Lauren's life and she has made an effort to share her love for the band with all of us, so I would like to present Lauren with her very own BJ Guitar as a way of saying "THANK YOU" for everything you do for the Green Day Community. Our community is the best and it's great to share such a mutual bond with each other.
Lauren, go to my website and choose whatever version you want, and you will have your very own Blue.
Thank you, dear