Green Day Torrent
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24.05.1992, McGregor's, Elmhurst, Illinois, USA




1. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
2. 2,000 Light Years Away
3. Welcome to Paradise
4. At the Library
5. One Of My Lies
6. Don't Leave Me
7. 409 In Your Coffeemaker
8. Christie Road
9. Going to Pasalacqua
10. Only Of You
11. Disappearing Boy
12. 16
13. Paper Lanterns
14. 80
15. Knowledge
Note: Operation Ivy cover.
16. Road to Acceptance

Note: Dimitri the stripper's perfomance during the encore break.

1. Dominated Love Slave
2. My Generation
Note: The Who cover.

- Other performers: Citizen Fish (opening act).
- Scott Lucas: "Green Day is there, and the first time I saw them [Billie Joe Armstrong] was wearing a Cheap Trick shirt."
- Jeff Winterkorn: "So many great bands and great people. I think you had just gotten out of boot camp and this was definitely one of those big shows, where the line wrapped around the building. Green Day?"
- junip: "I also pissed next to Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day fame) at McGregor's during the Kerplunk! tour. That'd be pre-Dookie for all you young-uns. It didn't occur to me to look."
- Unknown: "Green Day played McGregor's twice if I remember correctly. I saw them there with Citizen Fish opening."
- OpenFace: "Also, Billie Joe asked, just as he did two years ago, if anyone in the crowd remembered McGregor's (and Dimitri the stripper)."
- Jack Miller: "I saw them at McGregor's outside Chicago last summer and it was a lot of fun.  Would have been even better if they could get it through their heads that their songs CANNOT HOLD AN AUDIENCE for longer than three minutes, they're not interesting enough to go on and on and on... That ten minute rendition of Road to Acceptance made me want to leave..."
- Tre Cool: "Demitri was this male stripper that came onstage for some girl's birthday at McGregor's one night. They had her sit in this chair and the stripper did his thing for her. It was fuckin' hilarious. In the middle of our show too; we took a timeout and let her get her strip on. I think that was the last time we played McGregor's actually. I remember seeing State Street and I remember taking acid in Chicago. I remember going to the lake and wondering why all the fish were dead. I was inside Buckingham Fountain too. It was real hot out and I got in there during the Blues Fest. There were like a million people down there, but just one in the fountain. Of course this cop was like, 'Get the fuck out of there. What are you thinking?' I was like, 'I don't know. I'm fried, dude.'"


Credit: Unknown

Credit: shanemc05

Mike Byrne:
The Green Day shows at McGregors in Elmhurst were amazing. My brother and I videotaped 2 out of the 3 times they played there, they were supposed to play another time, but it was cancelled. I would say the only two bands I saw at McGregor's that came close to drawing the amount of people that Green Day did at McGregor's would be Jawbreaker or Screeching Weasel. They played in July of 1990 at McGregor's with Sludgeworth and the Effigies, then August of 1991 they were supposed to play McGregor's, but it was cancelled, with Blatz and Gear. Then they played May of 1992 with Citizen Fish and the final time at McGregor's was January of 1993 with all local bands opening. The best time I saw them live was June of 1992 they played in Beloit, Wisconsin at a small room behind a pizza place that held about 150 people, they were amazing that night.

Green Day were great at McGregor's. McGregor's was in a town called Elmhurst, about 25 miles west of Chicago. It was in a strip mall and it was of those bars that would normally host cover bands and bad suburban rock bands. Wednesdays and Sundays the club would let this guy put on all-ages shows there. My brother and I would go to see anyone play there. From 1990-1993 it was a regular stop for lots of touring bands. It was on the Northwest corner of route 83 and North avenue. Everytime Green Day would play there the audience would get larger and larger. The funny thing is everytime I saw them there or the show in Beloit they would hardly gave any merch for sale. I think they either ran out before they got there or they just wouldn't have any. One time at McGregor's they brought their silkscreen in the van and if you brought them a blank shirt they would screen it for you for a few bucks.


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1992-05-24 - McGregors, Elmhurst, IL, USA (DVD)
1992-05-24 McGregors, Elmhurst, Illinois, USA Amt#1b


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