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GREEN DAY PLAY SURPRISE GIG AT MEZZANINE

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on November 04, 2011


Ah, the perils of not following the right people on Twitter. Turns out Oakland pop-punk titans Green Day played a surprise show at Mezzanine late last night for Rip Curl's Surfrider-presented Pro Search kick-off benefit party. Gah!

Following locals Ty Segall and Kut U Up, Green Day played a full 16-song set -- including a cover of the Misfits' "Hybrid Moments" -- plus an encore featuring new songs for the assembled masses. Surfrider hinted in a tweet at 2:15 p.m. yesterday that this might happen, and Mezzanine did, too. But then Billie Joe made it official just before it happened.

Hit the jump for videos and a setlist from the show, including a clip of new song "Carpe Diem."

Here's "Carpe Diem," which Billie Joe introduces as "about being alive, every single fucking one of us."

Full article at SF Weekly: HERE