DARIEN — So just who is this band that has stolen the hearts of your children? Why is it OK to take your children to see them while they swear a blue streak and act out a pantomime of horny male adolescence to the tune of three-or four-chord punk rock? And just why were you there with your 8-year-old, mister? Just what exactly is your problem?
You probably don’t really have a problem, actually. Maybe you just love rock ’n’ roll, and hoped to pass that love on to your kids, the occasional F-bomb be damned. If so, the Green Day show at Darien Lake Thursday night was the place for you. Before a crowd that appeared to be full, but possibly not, to capacity, the scruffy California punk trio turned “concept album” supergroup reminded the kids why they’d fallen in love with it, and the adults why they’d been suckers for those early garage-punk platters that managed to make their way to Buffalo well before Green Day was “Green Day.”