I'm Allison. I see a ton of theatre. I'm a huge fan of Green Day, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Weezer, Oasis, Adam Rapp, Emily Giffin, and Shakespeare. I run sometimes, and do yoga always. My life has changed a lot in the last year, so this is my account of it all.
During East Jesus Nowhere, Billie chose someone to “save” and he ended up choosing this little boy who couldn’t have been older than seven and he was wearing a bright yellow t-shirt that said “SAVE ME” on it. He was adorable and so bad-ass, with really bad-ass parents. Matt turned to me and said, “That kid gets more ass than all of us put together." So true. Watch the video of the end here.
The kid that Billie Joe brought up to sing Longview was good in the beginning (meaning he was on key), but then he ended up totally not knowing the words so that was kind of disappointing. Watch his stage-dive here.
Who Wrote Holden Caulfield? was a complete surprise. They never, ever play it so to hear it played live was amazing.
We sang the ‘Ooo-Oooohs’ at the end of When it’s Time (video here) and it was surprisingly on pitch. When we sang the add-ins at the end of Boulevard of Broken Dreams, we were not.
Billie Joe standing on stage looking like a zombie a long-ass at the end of St. Jimmy.
Holiday was just effing awesome, as was the screaming “HEY!” a couple of times and “AMEN!”
Extraordinary Girl sounded beautiful played and sung acoustically.
Hey Jude. My two favorite musicians combined. Amazing. Video here.
I really enjoy all of their lighting and projections - especially the ones during Holiday.
During Paper Lanterns and 2000 Light Years Away, Billie Joe brought up a whole bunch of people, including the little kid in the “SAVE ME” t-shirt again. The guy who was next to him was holding his cell phone in front of their faces trying to get a picture, hah.
During the second half of the set, Billie Joe brought up a girl and during the song, she asked him to take a picture of her up there (LMAO).
I can’t remember during which song it was (I want to say it was Boulevard of Broken Dreams), Billie got down on his knees and bowed to the audience saying, “Holy shit, Boston has a lot to live up to now!!" after we (the audience) sang an entire verse or two together.