Thirty Years and Counting: Green Day Revolution Radio Concert Review

All photos by Gabriella Hughes

All photos by Gabriella Hughes

Last Tuesday night, the fellow lovers of the classic Americana punk band Green Day, all joined together at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa, Florida as they sang along to Queens' Bohemian Rhapsody and The Ramones' infamous "Blitzkrieg Bop" prior to their iconic entrance. One by one, the six piece live band all took their place among the stage. Immediately following was the performance of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" and "Know Your Enemy" along with striking use of pyrotechnics and the consistent interaction with Billie Joe Armstrong and the fanatical audience members of 13,000 to still make it an intimate show. 

Throughout the set there were several ecstatic young children and teenagers that were selected to sing along Billie Joe Armstrong, with one ten year old getting the opportunity to learn from Armstrong himself how to play Operation Ivy's Knowledge on guitar. 

With being that Green Day has been playing shows in the Tampa Bay area for nearly thirty years, the extensive crowd and impressive show was nothing but exciting even for those that have been attending their shows since their first at the Star Club Armstrong mentioned from the early 1990's. Whether you were a fan from the start or a recent listener of their recent album from 2016, Revolution Radio, they performed it all. During their full set with two encores, hit songs such as "When I Come Around", "Basket Case", and "American Idiot" had the audience continuously jumping and singing along.