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    Flashback: Green Day Get Muddy and Violent at Woodstock '94
    April 03, 2014

     

    Green Day's major label debut Dookie had been on shelves for five months at this point, slowly climbing by #19. The group saw Woodstock '94 as an amazing opportunity to reach a wider audience, and when fans began throwing mud they didn't hesitate to throw back, culminating in a near-riot where a security guard mistook basset Mike Dirnt for a psychotic fan and smashed his front teeth out. It was absolute chaos. It was also one of the most memorable performance of the entire festival, causing MTV to play highlights over and over. Check out this video of "Paper Lanterns" from the set. 

    Within three months, Dookie was at #4 on the charts and headlining arenas across the country. "Welcome To Paradise," "Longview" and "Basket Case" were all over the radio and MTV. Hopefully Ollie Armstrong forgave her son for his behavior at Woodstock '94 by that point. 

    Full article at Rolling Stone: HERE
     

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on April 03, 2014

 

Green Day's major label debut Dookie had been on shelves for five months at this point, slowly climbing by #19. The group saw Woodstock '94 as an amazing opportunity to reach a wider audience, and when fans began throwing mud they didn't hesitate to throw back, culminating in a near-riot where a security guard mistook basset Mike Dirnt for a psychotic fan and smashed his front teeth out. It was absolute chaos. It was also one of the most memorable performance of the entire festival, causing MTV to play highlights over and over. Check out this video of "Paper Lanterns" from the set. 

Within three months, Dookie was at #4 on the charts and headlining arenas across the country. "Welcome To Paradise," "Longview" and "Basket Case" were all over the radio and MTV. Hopefully Ollie Armstrong forgave her son for his behavior at Woodstock '94 by that point. 

Full article at Rolling Stone: HERE
 

Comments

greendayrulemylife's picture

I have this concert in video and I think is amazing when Billie Joe say "the next song is from an album that you don't have" when they start to play one of my lies

sweet Vendetta's picture

I would have a time machine and go in 1994:D

Claudia.'s picture

I know right? XD