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.
"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)
The Saitama Super Arena (max capacity: 37 000)
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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.
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.