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    Green Day plays secret gig at Sydney’s The Captain Cook Hotel
    February 21, 2014

    TWITTER blew-up, jealousy overflowed and lifelong memories were made for a couple of hundred people who saw Green Day play a surprise gig in a tiny Sydney pub last night.

    A shock wave swept through the Sydney rock community when the band tweeted at 10.17pm details of a surprise free gig at The Captain Cook Hotel in Paddington under an hour before it started.

    Shocked fans rubbed their eyes and their hearts skipped a beat as they processed the almost unreal message.

    With no time to waste they swerved through traffic and ran through the streets to make it inside before the little pub filled up.

    “It felt like what I would imagine an 80s rock gig in a dingy pub is like, sweaty bodies on bodies and beers thrown everywhere,” 19-year-old Kane McChesney said.

    “The singer walked out on stage and goes ‘I guess a few of you saw the tweet’.”

    With that understatement the band kicked off an hour-long set of old and new tunes on a stage the size of a postage-stamp compared to their usual surroundings.

    Unlucky fans stuck outside pushed and shoved to look in through windows as others climbed trees to get a view inside.

    The band will headline Soundwave tbefore an audience of tens of thousands this Sunday.

    Captain Cook Hotel owner Darren Wood, Inferno Music instrument-supplier boss Tim Davy and author of My Sydney Riot blog Ray Lalotoa hatched the gig just hours earlier.

    “We got a call today and had to keep it on the down low,” Mr Wood said.

    Full review at The Australian: HERE

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on February 21, 2014

TWITTER blew-up, jealousy overflowed and lifelong memories were made for a couple of hundred people who saw Green Day play a surprise gig in a tiny Sydney pub last night.

A shock wave swept through the Sydney rock community when the band tweeted at 10.17pm details of a surprise free gig at The Captain Cook Hotel in Paddington under an hour before it started.

Shocked fans rubbed their eyes and their hearts skipped a beat as they processed the almost unreal message.

With no time to waste they swerved through traffic and ran through the streets to make it inside before the little pub filled up.

“It felt like what I would imagine an 80s rock gig in a dingy pub is like, sweaty bodies on bodies and beers thrown everywhere,” 19-year-old Kane McChesney said.

“The singer walked out on stage and goes ‘I guess a few of you saw the tweet’.”

With that understatement the band kicked off an hour-long set of old and new tunes on a stage the size of a postage-stamp compared to their usual surroundings.

Unlucky fans stuck outside pushed and shoved to look in through windows as others climbed trees to get a view inside.

The band will headline Soundwave tbefore an audience of tens of thousands this Sunday.

Captain Cook Hotel owner Darren Wood, Inferno Music instrument-supplier boss Tim Davy and author of My Sydney Riot blog Ray Lalotoa hatched the gig just hours earlier.

“We got a call today and had to keep it on the down low,” Mr Wood said.

Full review at The Australian: HERE

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coralaigh's picture

Hey lads,

A big thanks for playing the Captan Cook gig. I heard about it siiting in work in Dublin, Ireland, quickly called my sister and her Husband in Sydney, and they jumped out of their bed, in to the car and drove like maniacs across Sydney to get there. I'm mad jealous I wasnt there myself, but delighted my sis got to see yiz. So, a big thanks on her behalf, and if your ever thinking of doing something similar in Dublin.........

Pigdog78's picture

Hey guys - thank you for an amazing night. It was a dream come true for me. I have seen you play every show in Sydney since 1995 at the Horden Pavillion! I even met my wife back in 1995 at that same gig in the mosh pit as we rocked out to Dookie! I was fortunate enough to get one of Tre's drumsticks on Thursday night which I will treasure forever. Can't wait to see you at Soundwave on Sunday!! Rock on...

Heres a few videos I took from the Captain Cook Hotel secret gig! 

http://youtu.be/vaK7BLWhnOI

Thanks,

Pete