SXSW: Green Day Pummels Austin, 3/15/13

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ACL Live @ Moody Theater // SXSW

Friday, March 15, 2013

Better than: Watching Wayne's World for the 57th time.

Billie Joe leapt off the monitors. Mike Dirnt abused his bass. Tre Cool cross-dressed and played the jester and drummed like a tornado. Kids were brought up from the crowd to fuck up the lyrics and stage-dive. The setlist spanned from “Christie Road” to “Oh Love,” and the songs came out tight, fast, and very loud. Billie Joe let the crowd sing much of them. Even the band's toilet-paper gun and T-shirt launcher made appearances.

So, yes: Green Day pummeled an Austin crowd with stadium-punk for two hours last night, and it was good.

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