I saw Green Day last night and I'm born again. I was a big fan of theirs before I saw them live, and I admit I was entranced when I saw them perform on last year's VMA's, but until I saw them last night live, I wasn't truly aware of their awesome talent, energy and skill.
One of my favorite bands to emerge since my college days, they have risen above the one hit wonder bands of the early 90s and created their own earned space in music history as one of the most talented bands out there. I am in awe of them and I hope that they continue to give us what we want and need - music that not only provokes me to move, but also moves me to feel and think. You guys rock. Thanks for the memories in college, and for giving me therapeutic relief last night from my real life. I look forward to many more fun times moving ahead.
My daughter was doing the air drums with me just today in the car to the amazing American Idiot album. I am already educating my next generation on music that rocks and has true value. I love you Billie Joe! Keep on rocking in the free world!
Technology moment #452 happened at the concert last night - there was a glow during the ballad for September and I was like, cool, where did everyone get the glow sticks? Wrong. The kids are using their cell phones now in place of old school lighters. I'm officially old. Fortunately, my pal Leslie had an old school lighter so we represented our generation in full force. :) Do you have the time to listen to me wine...
http://www.mtv.com/onair/vma/2005/index.jhtml#/onair/vma/2005/nominees/category.jhtml?cat=528 Vote for Green Day for the VMAs!