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    GREEN DAY AT PATRIOT CENTER: FAIRFAX, VA
    April 06, 2013


    It was clear that he expected his second participant later in the show to be around that age as well. However, while searching the crowd for someone to sing the final verse of slacker anthem "Longview," he found a kid that could not have been more than 10 with a sign asking specifically to sing that song with the band. Armstrong broke his ringmaster character asking the kid if he really truly knew the lyrics. Not only did the child know the lyrics, but he sang them convincingly. The irony of a youngster who has likely never done the act singing "When masturbation's lost it's fun, you're fucking lonely" was not lost on the band and Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt fell over laughing as they finished the song.


    "That was pretty much the most memorable moment in my entire life," said Armstrong, who gave the kid one of his guitars at the end of the song. It was refreshing to see that for their entire arsenal of effective and well-curated crowd pleasers, that the greatest moment of the show had an element of spontaneity.


    Full article at DCist.com: HERE

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on April 06, 2013


It was clear that he expected his second participant later in the show to be around that age as well. However, while searching the crowd for someone to sing the final verse of slacker anthem "Longview," he found a kid that could not have been more than 10 with a sign asking specifically to sing that song with the band. Armstrong broke his ringmaster character asking the kid if he really truly knew the lyrics. Not only did the child know the lyrics, but he sang them convincingly. The irony of a youngster who has likely never done the act singing "When masturbation's lost it's fun, you're fucking lonely" was not lost on the band and Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt fell over laughing as they finished the song.


"That was pretty much the most memorable moment in my entire life," said Armstrong, who gave the kid one of his guitars at the end of the song. It was refreshing to see that for their entire arsenal of effective and well-curated crowd pleasers, that the greatest moment of the show had an element of spontaneity.


Full article at DCist.com: HERE

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rocker_girlxx's picture

I was there =)

longview23's picture

That kid is so lucky. I'm going to make a sign next time I go to a Green Day concert. I want to play guitar with them. I'll just keep practicing now in the mean time. I hope I get to see them again someday. That would be the most memorable day of my life.

hippiechiq's picture

Davis is bummed because he didn't get the guitar signed.  Any ideas on how to make that happen for this kid?

deedeepunx's picture

Mantain since 1987 :)

GreenDayGurl's picture

That kid must've been Jesus up there.

BogdanKuzmenko's picture

i want to hear Green Day in Ukraine!

CAITLINCAITLINCAITLIN's picture

Ahhh, I was there! That kid was awesome, definately one of the highlights of the show, haha! Billie was like, "YOU know the song?!" I'll never forget that. Anyway, the show was freaking amazing! I still can't believe that I finally saw my favorite band!

GavrielM's picture

Hey I saw you there.

ukiad543's picture

For anyone who wants to see the video just type in "Green Day Longview Patriot Center 2013" theres a bunch with great quality!! It was such an amazing show

beachlover's picture

Where on youtube?

Charles Chip's picture

Search YouTube for the Channel  "Toptopdog" for the kid that sang where there are 4 quality videos It really is amazing to see!!!!

hippiechiq's picture

Hahaha.  Mine's one of them.  Have been in contact with ths kid and he is so humble!  Whatta show!

Charles Chip's picture

I was there! THE KID WAS AMAZING!!!!!! Amazing I tell you. Best concert ever!!!

Apparently he is in a band called Davison Duo. His YouTube channel is Toptopdog

I wish I was that kid! Greenday rocks! When are you coming back to DC?

beachlover's picture

Too bad there is not any video of that, it would be so cool to see that. I saw the concert in PGH PA and I love how they brought people on stage. Next time they are in concert anywhere near me I want to be one of those people!

1luv's picture

Yeah that was awesome.

cherokeeprincess's picture

I was at this show for my birthday. The kid was great. The show was awesome. I had no idea Billie Joe could play the drums or that Tre could sing like that. It was well worth the wait for him to recover. Can't wait to see them again.

mikem055's picture

I was there for this! I was also in rochester and my hometown Pittsburgh, The kid in fairfax was awesome. It was good to see billie joe having such a good time with it too, Ah how I'd love to meet him mike and tre someday!

St. Jimmy Armstrong's picture

That must have been halarious. But i bet everyone wants to be that kid