Bethany Cosentino Talks Green Day, College Parties, New EP, May 9 UCSB Show
As a California kid who grew up in the ’90s, the opportunity to go on tour with Green Day is a pretty big deal. Did you freak out a bit when you found out? Yeah, I was definitely shocked when we got asked. Like, I couldn’t believe they wanted to take us on tour. I grew up listening to Dookie, so it was like one of my childhood idols asking to take my band on tour. It was totally awesome.
How did the shows go? They went really well. It was a weird adjustment for sure — to play on huge stages like that to audiences that don’t really know who you are, in venues that hold over 10,000 people. That’s not something we are used to, but it was a cool experience for us. Green Day have a lot of young fans, and young people seem to really like Best Coast, so there were some nights where kids would get really excited about us.
Have you noticed any major differences to touring behind The Only Place versus the tours you did for Crazy for You? The biggest difference is just our band really. We are a four piece now; it’s Bobb, Brett, Brady, and myself. All names that start with B! I think we have a bit more fun on the road as a band now.