Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of Green Day’s landmark album Dookie. The album was their breakthrough and their first on a major label, which forever brought up the question, “Does a band sell out if they move to a major label?”. Regardless of the debate, Dookie was an album full of teenage angst and questioning at a time I needed it (I was a senior in high school at the time). Many years later, Green Day has proved they had the longevity to outlast many of their musical peers at the time. Hell, much of what some call “Emo” music today owes a lot to Green Day’s sound.
So here is the concert performance that showed the world what kind of crazy band they are. Woodstock 1994 (August 14th) in Saugerties, New York. While the Pay-Per_view event didn’t show the whole performance including the mud fight at the end, somebody has pieced it back together into one video. The energy of the show and the chaos that ensued at the end made it one of the most memorable parts of the event. So here it is.. Green Day at Woodstock 1994:
and a pre-show interview:
Welcome to Paradise
One of My Lies
When I Come Around