Green Day / The Network live @ the Warfield, Thursday October 13th, 2005 San Francisco, CA
Rumor has it that The Network are really Green Day in disguise. They sound a lot alike and are on Billy Joe's record label. The best thing about the Network, is that they really don't seem to like Green Day a whole lot. The Network perform in masks and pumped the Warfield so full of fog all you could see were figures in an illuminated fog bank.
Rotten Robbie and I had seats. Tickets were pretty hard to come by. Thankfully, Robbie has some kick ass friends and we were down on the floor in a great spot for the Green Day set. As the band took stage, we were to the left on the bottom floor level, leaned up against the second tier level wall. The band announced that they were shooting footage, and that they would be playing American Idiot cover to cover. I was a bit disappointed, as I am more of a fan of the last 2 albums.
After Playing A.I., the boys came back and played Longview and Minority. They said good night and walked off. We stuck around for the encore and Green Day ended up playing for an additional 2 HOURS. They played everything I wanted to hear (particularly J.A.R. and She) plus lots of B sides, and covers. They rocked to Rock the casbah and did Billy Idol's Dancin With Myself, plus the Ramones, Queen, The Who and a Midwest melody. Robbie and I ended up leaving around 12:30, as we both had dates to get to!