Green Day Contest Winners Rave About Surprise Show
Winners of MTV's 'American Idiot' contest got big surprise at end of musical.
On Thursday night, winners of MTV's "American Idiot" contest were not only treated to a great show — but a surprise mini concert by Green Day, who took the stage to play "American Idiot" and "Basket Case." So, all in all, it was a pretty great night.
"I think I had heart failure! It was the most amazing experience," contest winner Fallyn Ruzzi told MTV News following the show. "I mean, the play was great, and then Green Day played songs, too!"
Ruzzi was just one of the 300 lucky winners who flocked to New York's St. James Theater hours before the performance was even scheduled to begin, waited in line to pick up their tickets to the musical, and then got to witness a post-show performance by Green Day. It took most of the audience completely by surprise.
"We had heard Green Day weren't even going to be here," Ruzzi said. "It was amazing when they came out!"
But what did Ruzzi — and other winners — think of the show itself? Well, as one might expect, they were blown away by the production. But, like most hard-core Green Day fans, when they first heard the band was taking "Idiot" to Broadway, she had her doubts.
"I didn't like the idea of