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My first concert


End Of The World

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I could start this story with "I've been waiting a long time for this moment to come", or "It was great". Yeah, but it would be so usual. And boring, right? So, I wanna start with just one word that describes perfectly any aspect of how I'm feeling today:

Fuck!

Just fuck. Think about, it's perfect. Surprised, happy and crazy at the same time: me.

Right now I'm leaving Milan, the sun is shining and everyone is so silent on the train. They don't know what happened yesterday:

Yesterday I took the metro to Assago. Every stop, you could see the place getting emptier and emptier. Until the last stop, Assago. At that moment I knew that everyone in the room was going to the concert. I felt dizzy.

I got off the metro. It was cold, but I wasn't supposed to care about that.

After a very, long, tiring and agitated queue for seat places I got inside. It was a sort of liberation. I was afraid that my ticket was fake, even though I spent a lot of money on it. But when the scanner showed its bright green light, I was the happiest person in the world.

At that moment, I was alone, inside the forum, in my seat. But I couldn't realize that. I remember I wrote something on GDC, about how happy I was. But I couldn't believe it, really.

The Interrupters started their opening show. First song: good. Second song: ok. Third song: meh. Fourth song: I'm getting bored of that fucking guitar. It followed always the same rhythm. When they finished, my mind was exhausted.

Then a long pause.

And the Bunny. I was wearing a Ramones shirt, so I had to scream the Blitzkrieg Bop.

I wasn't feeling good. Like I wasn't ready for that.

But then the lights turned out.

I hear that drums. Heavy, clear.

In my mind there is only a word buzzing: JUMP.

Know Your Enemy had started.

I had dreamed that moment for 84 days, 12, weeks, 3 months, a season, 1/4 year.

And it was just like I wanted.

Pyro, energy, and my favorite band breathing my same air.

Bang Bang and Revolution Radio were two song of "let yourself go". Jumping and screaming any single word of the lyrics. Still now, I'm surprised that I was the only one to do that in my sector. I felt a bit embarrassed but WHO CARED.

The Holiday-Letterbomb-Boulevard Of Broken Dreams part was distinguished by a general excitement. Those songs were epic. Me trying to mimic Mike's bass solo in Holiday was maybe the funniest thing.

I did the same with Longview.

Actually one of the worst part of the show was Youngblood. It sounded GREAT, don't get me wrong. But as someone already said here on GDC the "fuck you I'm from Oakland" part ended up with an embarrassing silence from the fans. I gave my best but I think it wasn't enough. :lol:

It was time to start the old-songs section. I expected Welcome To Paradise, ready to mimic another bass solo. :lol:

But when BJ screamed "2000 Light Years Awaaaaay", I was a bit disappointed. No matter, I could always dance.

Hitchin' a Ride, When I Come Around, Christie Road, Burnout. Nothing else to say. Same things, but this time I was literally out of breath.

When Scattered started I couldn't contain myself. That song has an important meaning to me, since 2014. Still the only one of C1 to scream like there's no tomorrow. Then Minority, time to jump again. "Fuck'em all!"

Are We The Waiting was really touching. Everyone sang it. I felt part of a team, a group of people that have something in common. My heart was in tears. But it was time to jump (agin, and again). St. Jimmy! BJ waited a minute before the epic "and don't fucking wear it out". Pyro.

After Knowledge, my favorite part of the show: BASKET CASE/SHE. It sounded fucking great, and it's good to see that GD play it this way after 23 years.

K-F-A-D. (Nothing else to say, it would be meaningless).

A bunch of covers and the most important part of their concert (emotionally speaking):

Still Breathing. A hand on my chest, the other up in the sky. My mouth is dry, but I'm still singing and jumping.

And the epic closer: Forever Now. Is that enough? No.

American Idiot. And JOS. This made me see how GD are famous and important in this dishonest pop world.

And finally, BJ with its guitar, and us, coming back in our Ordinary World hoping we had the Time Of (our) Li(v)e(s).

I immediately felt like everyone in the room was a friend of mine. Boys, girls, children, Old men, thinking about what I had just done.

Again, in the metro. This time with something in my heart that I hadn't got four hours before.

An "Insomniac" night.

And now I'm here writing this (meaningless) essay. I promised you.

The train is going fast. My heart too. I still can't realize it.

A thing is sure: I'm a day older than yesterday.

Hope you like it, even if with a lot of grammar mistakes. I'm too happy to care about it. :)

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Thatsername

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Glad that you loved it, I'm really happy for you. What you write makes me remember my first GD show (or basically: every GD show I saw so far) so clearly. The hearts of GD fans beat the same :D Enjoy those feelings, no one can take them away from you anymore!

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Hearing from someone who has just seen Green Day for the first time is my favourite thing! I love this, and the way you wrote it - especially the ending. And I completely understand feeling "like everybody in the room was a friend of mine", there's always such a special feeling of unity at their shows :happy: 

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End Of The World

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Thank you so much. :)

I have never felt so good and that's also because of you guys. Yesterday was the best day of my life. Really. :)

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End Of The World

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18 minutes ago, Jake69 said:

That was perfectly written. Great job! Hopefully my first GD concert will be as amazing as yours. :D

I hope for you! :)

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I don't care

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Man, now I'm even more excited. I could read this over and over again. Great post! :wub:

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End Of The World

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5 minutes ago, I don't care said:

Man, now I'm even more excited. I could read this over and over again. Great post! :wub:

Thank you. :happyhands:

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MaraGreenDay

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This was so beautiful! Glad you had an amazing time! You made me tear up a little bit cause I'm still waiting for that day, and reading this made me think about how maybe this is how I'm gonna feel when the time comes. Thank you for sharing this amazing experience with us! :wub:

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End Of The World

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1 hour ago, MaraGreenDay said:

This was so beautiful! Glad you had an amazing time! You made me tear up a little bit cause I'm still waiting for that day, and reading this made me think about how maybe this is how I'm gonna feel when the time comes. Thank you for sharing this amazing experience with us! :wub:

Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot to me. :)

For anyone who is still waiting for the concert, I'm glad you are so excited. Have fun my friends. And I'm saying it with all my heart. I'll be here following streams. :happy:

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Thatsername

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Can I ask you one question? You had a seat, right? How was the atmosphere in the seating area? I have seats for my GD show the day after tomorrow (yayyyy! The day after tomorrow!!!), and I usually never do that, but this time my friend's mother is with us. I'm still a bit worried that people will be boring there and get angry because I won't sit still, that's for sure! :runaround:

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End Of The World

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53 minutes ago, MMwhatsername said:

Can I ask you one question? You had a seat, right? How was the atmosphere in the seating area? I have seats for my GD show the day after tomorrow (yayyyy! The day after tomorrow!!!), and I usually never do that, but this time my friend's mother is with us. I'm still a bit worried that people will be boring there and get angry because I won't sit still, that's for sure! :runaround:

Well, it was not boring at all!

Surely I was one of the few of my sector to jump and scream at every single song :lol: *craziness*, but don't worry, everyone was singing and dancing and there was a friendly atmosphere. No one was sitting. Personally I was next to a girl my age (15 or so) and she was so excited about Billie calling on-stage people from the parterre.

I mentioned this because even me, a super-introverted one, could get to know someone... :lol:

So, have a greeeaat concert on Wednesday, don't even worry about that... And if you like, let me know. :D

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Chin for a Day

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I am so happy you had such a great time.  You deserve it!

This is beautifully written.  Nice job.

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8 minutes ago, Scattered Wreck said:

I am so happy you had such a great time.  You deserve it!

This is beautifully written.  Nice job.

Thank you. :) 

I'm happy that you like it.

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bouncingoffthewallbja

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I'm glad you had such a great time! The great Green Day abstinence must have been well worth it :)

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End Of The World

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7 hours ago, bouncingoffthewallbja said:

I'm glad you had such a great time! The great Green Day abstinence must have been well worth it :)

Thank you!

Yes, 21 days of silence were A LOT for someone who listens to GD at least 2 hours everyday. :D

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