| Show info |
|23.03.1994, Les Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
"Dookie" North American tour, leg 1, w/ Tilt (Feb. 15 - Apr. 6)
1. Welcome to Paradise
2. One of My Lies
6. Only of You
7. Christie Road
8. 2,000 Light Years Away
Note: Operation Ivy cover.
10. Going to Pasalacqua
11. F.O.D. (Fuck Off And Die)
12. Paper Lanterns
- Other performers: Tilt (opening act), Trigger Happy (opening act).
- At one moment during the show, Billie Joe asked to turn the lights on in order to help someone find his/her wallet.
This next one is my pride and joy. It was March 25, 1994, in Montreal.
I still remember the day like it was yesterday. My friend Mathieu and I skipped school to attend the Green Day show. We had to be there as early as 2 PM in order to maybe run into them and talk to them. Everybody thought we were crazy, but we didn't care. That was our chance.
They did play a year before with Bad Religion and Seaweed - but Green Day were the opening act, the venue was big and the show went too fast to really sink in.
This time, they were playing at Les Foufounes Electriques, they were headlining and the venue was small. We drove up to the club in Mathieu's car, holding our fake ID's, blasting their newest album "Dookie".
We parked and walked around a little. At 3 PM or so, we saw the band member outside of the bar, in the back alley, by Bookmobile. We talked to them. Well, actually Mathieu talked, I was too impressed to say anything and my English wasn't good enough. So except for a "Hi, I am Mirabelle. Nice to meet you…" I simply smiled like a moron, shaking my head when Billie Joe was shaking his head and looking on him, with my eyes full of tears of joy, as if he was going to propose me. I am still hopeful, though.
After that, my friend Mathieu, Fred and I embark on a Green Day adventure. For the next 4-5 years we were at all the shows, VIP or not, at live interview, etc. If they played in Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, any town that we can drove too, we were there. We used our contact and often got to hang out with them again.
Those were the days. We were nerds, groupies, fans. But we never stop loving them.
I am now 37 year old and punk rock is still my music of choice, I still attend shows frequently and always will.
But that day in 1994, we saw it happening, we witnessed the new beginning of punk rock.
Type of recording
1994-03-23 - Les Foufounes Ele, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (AMT#1)
There are no covers.