And so, Green Day has come and gone.
This year's show served as the Zielske family cultural event. Last year? Jesus Christ Superstar. And I suppose, considering the performances of both "East Jesus Nowhere" and "Jesus of Suburbia" at the show, well…there's a connection in there somewhere, right?
I will say this: the kids were ready to go. Aidan had the eyeliner:
And Cole had the sign:
Unbeknownst to Cole, however, signs aren't permitted at the Target Center when Green Day plays. They confiscated it from him at the door. Poor dude. He was bummed. Hopefully, the horrifically overpriced concert paraphernalia made up for it. (Aidan got a t-shirt; Cole, a baseball cap and wrist bands; me and Dan? Lighter wallets.)
But once the lights went down, all troubles were forgotten and both the kids just rocked it out for the next two and a half hours.
From the opening number, Song of the Century, to the closer Good Riddance (preceded by a sweet version of a song Billie Joe wrote for his wife that I believe he only plays when they play Minnesota because she's from here, Minnesota Girl), the show was tight, fun and exceptionally profanity laden.
They bring kids up on stage and have them play or sing, or simply fall back and feel the power of the music. (If you want to see a clip that one of my Facebook friends Alyssa sent me from Green Day's Chicago show featuring her neighbor kid, just to see one fun thing that happens on stage, watch this. But I'm warning you: you will hear an f-bomb.) But I have to say, Billie Joe, you adorable imp, you could swear at me or my kids any time.
Long story short: they put on a great show and I have zero buyer's remorse.
And,in the tradition of scrapbooking, I made a page to go into my "Things We Do" album.
Supplies: Adobe Indesign • one sheet of photo paper • one sheet of cardstock • Hootie and Avenir fonts • awww yeah