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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
I keep watching...
By A. Janowicz
Reviews for this concert video seem to fit one of three categories:
You hate Green Day and everything they do (so why are you here?).
You love Green Day and think they can do no wrong.
You're a huge fan, saw them live four times in the last two years, and are disappointed that watching this video doesn't match the experience.
I was in this last group when I first got it (though I'd only seen them once live). But sitting in your living room watching TV will NEVER match the chaos that is GD's live show, no matter how loud you play it. And now that I've had this for several months, I'm surprised at how often I play it even now. When life gets boring or crappy, just lay on the floor and crank up the sound -- it takes you right back to the crazy excitement of that concert if you've seen them, or creates its own excitement if you haven't. Green Day are exceptional showmen and this has them on top of their game. These concerts obviously meant a lot to them, and it's nice to hear them talk about it during the interview clips. (No jaded rockstar bull***t). Just because American Idiot addresses serious subjects, doesn't mean Green Day doesn't still know how to have fun. And with Bullet in a Bible, they do their past to pass that fun along to their fans. Thanks, guys.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Not for North America
By Cactus Pete
The DVD I received was in PAL format and was not Region 1 which means it is useless in North America (without specialized playback equipment). These details should have been included in the product description.
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By Peter Tsang
Years ago, I never knew what Green Day was. I thought they were some music group that had ties to the green movement. I've learned since then.
Green Day is basically made up of three men, from the Bay Area, the East Bay to be more precise.
Well, I watched the blu-ray concert. Green Day was loud, raucous, foul-mouthed, dirty, frantic, anti-government, anarchistic, self-indulgent, perverted, adolescent, sophomoric, juvenile, and a bit messed up. I wouldn't be surprised if they were to incite a riot. I think I saw two or three fights break out on the video.
So this concert is perfect for any Green Day fan and I give 5 stars.
Green Day has been described as a punk band. To me, it seems that they are a mix of punk, grunge, and rock. (They have too much make-up around the eyes.) They seem to be uncontrolled, tattooed hooligans with too much time on their hands and with too much bad influences, without enough supervision and guidance. I have a feeling, though, that their wild behavior is actually partially controlled and purposeful. It's just part of their act. Still, they're not quite the type of boys that you would want your daughter from Oakland or Berkeley to date.
They are a bit too much for me, sometimes, with the expletives and bad behavior. In general, it was an interesting concert experience and I enjoyed parts of it.
If you accept Green Day, the band, for what it is, and from where they, as individuals, came, it is easy to understand them. They are part of the suburbian milieu of Northern California.
They do seem to be having the time of their lives, (maybe a little too much fun?).