Unexpectedly ended up at the GREEN DAY concert in Saitama!

Green Day concert tickets


Yesterday, while I was having lunch with a friend at Acacia restaurant, Shinjuku, she told me she had two free tickets to the Green Day concert in the evening at Saitama and whether I wanted to go.


Acacia Restaurant


"YES!" I said. I didn't even know that Green Day was in Japan.

So we went.

I always thought that Saitama's sort of like Kanagawa, somewhere in the countryside, and wondered why, of all places, would Green Day have a concert there.

When I stepped out of the train, I was shocked by how futuristic Saitama city looked. (city was new, founded in 2001)

Outside Saitama station

Buildings at Saitama

Saitama-Shintoshin Station

Green Day poster at Saitama Super arena

Me with Green Day ticket


The Saitama Super Arena (max capacity: 37 000)

The Green Day concert crowd


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The opening act was Prima Donna.


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And then, there's GREEN DAY. Everyone rose up from their seats, no one sat for the next 3 hours.

Green Day concert in Saitama Super Arena

Green Day concert in Saitama Super Arena 2

Green Day concert in Saitama Super Arena 3


Here's a short video of audiences singing along during their performance of Boulevard of Broken Dreams.


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All proceeds of the concert were to go to Haiti.

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