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Green Day / New Found Glory / Sugarcult

Green Day / New Found Glory / Sugarcult: live in Salt Lake Citylive in Salt Lake City (2004)
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Green Day has been one of my favorite bands for years, yet somehow I'd never managed to see them live. When I heard they were returning to Salt Lake City, I knew I had to go. Normally I can't stand big arena concerts, but Green Day is one of the few bands I'll make an exception for. When we got.


Green Day has been one of my favorite bands for years, yet somehow I'd never managed to see them live. When I heard they were returning to Salt Lake City, I knew I had to go. Normally I can't stand big arena concerts, but Green Day is one of the few bands I'll make an exception for.

When we got to the show, the sponsor (some cell phone company) was taking pictures of everyone in line to put up on the big screens inside. I tried my best to look hardcore but I ended up just looking retarded. Oh well. Inside they had a number up on the screens that you could send a text message to, and they would put your message up on the screen. It was a cool idea, but most people just used it to say "so and so's so hott...." so it wasn't all that interesting.

It wasn't long before Sugarcult took the stage. They've never really been one of my favorites so I wasn't too excited. They opened with "Stuck In America," which is one of their songs I actually like, but before long they started playing all of their newer whiny emo stuff, with titles like "Cry" and "She's The Blade." They didn't really have much personality onstage and were pretty forgettable.

Later on, New Found Glory came on, opening with a clip of Elle from "Kill Bill" whistling. That was pretty awesome, since I love those movies. NFG has always been confusing to me, because even though I don't like most of their stuff on record, they still pull off a pretty entertaining show. They played for about half an hour, focusing mostly on stuff from Catalyst, then thankfully left before they could wear out their welcome.

Before Green Day took the stage, a guy dressed in a bunny suit came out and started doing the YMCA. He was obviously very drunk. I get the feeling somebody lost a bet. Anyway, the lights went down, the crowd went nuts and Billie Joe and the guys took the stage, jumping right into "American Idiot." From there they played a bunch of songs from American Idiot in almost sequential order, which got a huge response from the crowd, especially before "Holiday" when Billie Joe screamed "This song is not anti-American. It's anti-war!"


As always, they brought up three guys from the audience to form their own band. Billie Joe kissed the guitar player on the lips, and later he gave him his guitar. Billie Joe also stuck his hand down his own pants and started moaning at one point. I'd really like to know what the mormons in the audience thought of that. Later they even played a cover of "Shout" (the old rock'n'roll song they used in "Animal House").

They finally slowed it down by dedicating "Wake Me Up When September Ends" to Johnny Ramone. After playing "Minority" they left, and less than two minutes later they were back. They finished off the night with "When I Come Around," and an awesome cover of "We Are The Champions." An amazing concert by an amazing band.

SETLIST:
American Idiot
Jesus Of Suburbia
Holiday
Are We The Waiting
St. Jimmy
Longview
Brain Stew
Jaded
Hitchin' A Ride
Knowledge
Basket Case
She
King For A Day
Shout
Wake Me Up When September Ends
Minority

ENCORE:
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
When I Come Around
We Are The Champions

 

 
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meitang (October 25, 2010)

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Anonymous (July 2, 2005)

Thats the same set list green day played in madison a few weeks ago when i saw them and i think they ended with good ridance.

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

1.) I was one of the "mormons" in the crowd. Oh my gosh, I was so unbelieveably offended! (Sarcsam). You're a douche. (not sarcasm)

2.) Did you not stick around? Greenday closed with Good Riddance.

3.) Douche, that comment really pissed me off.

4.) Awesome show, though.

Anonymous (November 30, 2004)

sounds like a really great show ...!

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

"Billie Joe also stuck his hand down his own pants and started moaning at one point. I'd really like to know what the mormons in the audience thought of that. "

wow, that's pretty controversial and shocking especially when you do it EVERY SINGLE show

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

omgz!! stop pushingggg!! i cant touch nfg's feet!!

~13 yr old punx girlz!

niveK82 (November 28, 2004)

the nirvana box set is $40. I'm not gonna pay $40 to support Courtney Love's smakc habit.

Nintendo DS for Free

Anonymous (November 27, 2004)

because nirvana, while yes in their early days were quite punk-ish, are overblown. they recieve extra attention because their singer died (be it by his own hand or someone elses, im not opening THAT box. i dont know and neither do you) but the truth is they were just one of many post-punk/grunge/pre-alternative/whatever bands that were around at the time. and i can think of several that were ALOT better than nirvana

Anonymous (November 27, 2004)

What happenned to this website? here we are reading a review of a typical green day concert with one gay band named sugarcunt and one band with a guitarist dating a no talent ass retard named ashlee simpson. honestly if this website is about "punk" news, why in the hell didn't anybody just review the new nirvana boxed set?

ThomPunkAheaddotcom (November 27, 2004)

Why the hell would you want to see one of these bands let alone 3 of them together?!

inanechild (November 27, 2004)

I missed Green Day in Toronto because I blew my cash on the Social D show. The set list seems kind of predictable, so I guess I made the right choice.

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

actually check out www.purevolume.com/motorfalcon...for a fun time

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

check out www.motorfalcon.cjb.net

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

best value show i ever saw was the hives and mooney suzuki for 8 bucks.i think when i saw against me it was 8 as well.

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

Is it just me, or does Billie Joe still look like a two-bit teen who has done too much drinking?

unconcerned (November 26, 2004)

This score is for someone telling me I look like Billie Joe... I'm so not that fat

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

" I'll stick with the cheapos like Against Me! or HWM for $20 - $25."

sarcasm? please? i'm drunk, i can't decipher it. anyway fugazi for $5 was the best show i've ever seen. up there with blood brothers for 8.

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

"First of all, you're probably too dumb to figure out that Incubus's first single off of "A Crow Left of The Murder..." is about George W. Bush and American politics etc... Many bands write political songs in subtle ways, and others like Propagandhi write obvious political songs like "Bullshit Politicians". I like political music at any level. Try actually knowing about a band before you bash it. "

that meglomaniac song or whatever? thats not even theyre song its a cover.......

Anonymous (November 26, 2004)

score is for green day and this poorly written review.

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

what the damnit, where are the Pixeslive reviews!?

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

"No One's Better than APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN"

ahahahah YES!

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

if i was in green day i'd probably be a dick to blink too. theyre ok and all, but they cant touch GD. their new album is the best thing theyve ever done. and the new songs sound even more amazing live. i love this band

the openers are the textbook definition of boring

thirtyseconds (November 25, 2004)

"Hey, it's me again. (The guy who wrote the review.) First off, thanks to those who gave constructive criticism on how to write a better review. I'll remember what you said when I write my second one. For all of you who responded by asserting your superiority through insulting me anonymously over the internet, keep up the good work. Your lack of anything resembling a life makes me smile. Oh, and my "hardcore" remark was sarcasm, not meant to be taken seriously. Lighten up. Thanks - the next review will be better.

(the low rating is for people who are secure enough to disparage others' writing abilities but not secure enough to do so without anonymity)"

Score is for that comment. A pat on the back for that man.

Anonymous (November 25, 2004)

Why don't any of the live reviews mention sweaty girls? I want a review that talks about sweaty emo girls!

freehat17 (November 25, 2004)

Hey, it's me again. (The guy who wrote the review.) First off, thanks to those who gave constructive criticism on how to write a better review. I'll remember what you said when I write my second one. For all of you who responded by asserting your superiority through insulting me anonymously over the internet, keep up the good work. Your lack of anything resembling a life makes me smile. Oh, and my "hardcore" remark was sarcasm, not meant to be taken seriously. Lighten up. Thanks - the next review will be better.

(the low rating is for people who are secure enough to disparage others' writing abilities but not secure enough to do so without anonymity)

aahhhh (November 24, 2004)

"seriously though, billie joe was always a dick towards blink, and during pop disaster tom was kinda of an "isolationist" and stayed to himself and that rubbed some in green day the wrong way."

i'd be pissed if my band was 100x better than the band i was touring with and we were both co-headliners.

Not-To-Regret (November 24, 2004)

"you think incubus is politically charged? WTF!? bunch of lame ass hippies who would be doing Phish covers except now they can afford amps.....And any band that isn't rap/hip-hop that has a DJ as a permanent instrumentalist is just sad. incubus and linkin park should all be put in a blender together..."

First of all, you're probably too dumb to figure out that Incubus's first single off of "A Crow Left of The Murder..." is about George W. Bush and American politics etc... Many bands write political songs in subtle ways, and others like Propagandhi write obvious political songs like "Bullshit Politicians". I like political music at any level. Try actually knowing about a band before you bash it.

Secondly, I can't believe you mentioned Incubus and Linkin Park in the same sentence... *shudder*... Linkin Park is whiney garbage. Have you heard Incubus's CD "SCIENCE"? That CD is a far cry from "Phish covers". The turntables in Incubus allow them to create music unlike most bands out there... try checking out the song "Battlestar Scratchlactica" as an example.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

"Shut the fuck up and stop complaining about everything. They gotta play somewhere."

They could play non-clear channel venues. Its not that hard. I just hate it when a band professes their beliefs, but does the opposite. They just jumped on this bandwagon for the money, like so many others.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

you think incubus is politically charged? WTF!? bunch of lame ass hippies who would be doing Phish covers except now they can afford amps.....And any band that isn't rap/hip-hop that has a DJ as a permanent instrumentalist is just sad. incubus and linkin park should all be put in a blender together...

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

"I like how they say "One nation controlled by the media," and yet they play their video on tv and their music on the radio and perform at clear channel venues. Hmpf...hypocrites."

Shut the fuck up and stop complaining about everything. They gotta play somewhere.

Not-To-Regret (November 24, 2004)

I like how they say "One nation controlled by the media," and yet they play their video on tv and their music on the radio and perform at clear channel venues. Hmpf...hypocrites.

So any band that talks politics and points out media concentrationm is a hypocrite? I would way rather see politically charged music on MTV or Much Music than any of the other crap. (IE: Incubus, Rage Against The Machine, The Clash, Anti-Flag, NOFX)

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

"terrible review. learn to write you fucking fool."

nah. he knows how to write. he writes like an idiot.... an American Idiot.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

i don't mind watching the same setlist over and over again. i don't mind paying £25 to do it. Especially not in a venue like brixton academy. i find that amusing. i get to see them in a 1000 capacity place and america just gets arenas.

also, you should all be forced to post a review before you comment so i can laugh at how you continue to mispell 'there' 'their' an 'they're'.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

terrible review. learn to write you fucking fool.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

This review is reminding me why I didn't pick up tickets for their UK tour. Saw them a few years ago, and besides the new songs, this show sounds exactly the same. Seeing them once is cool, again is repetitive.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

saw this show tonight in long beach. same set but ended with good riddance. greatest green day show i've ever seen, they were on point all night. highlight of the night was when the douche guitar player for NFG jumped down into the crowd to play in front of "fans" and got clocked in the face for his troubles. hardy-fucking-har fuck knob.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

I like how they say "One nation controlled by the media," and yet they play their video on tv and their music on the radio and perform at clear channel venues. Hmpf...hypocrites.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

"damn green day sucks. i remember when they were "new" and "different" and we listened cuz we were like 10 and they sounded like nothing else out there. they lost all appeal after nimrod tho. and the other 2 bands arent even worth mentioning by name. Review is ok, i mean you work with what was there right? i agree with those wanting more details.

----Xis"

At least they're better than the Casualties, by far.

Anchors (November 24, 2004)

Your user name should be Foghat17.

Foghat rule.

Anonymous (November 24, 2004)

"How come Green Day dislike blink 182, but yet there bringing Simple Plan to Australia?."

Trey is just jealous that he cant hold Travis's jock,....

seriously though, billie joe was always a dick towards blink, and during pop disaster tom was kinda of an "isolationist" and stayed to himself and that rubbed some in green day the wrong way.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

I love Green Day, and the new album, but that show looks pretty damn shitty.
"Are We The Waiting" is the only bad song on the new album, and it's fucking terrible.
Only one song from "Warning"??? That's bullshit.
"Knowledge" being played??? That's bullshit.

Yup.

muskawo_ (November 23, 2004)

I agree with the person talking about simple plan in australia. I want to go to that show but I hate simple plan so much and will have to bash 15 yr old girls to pass the time while they play. I'm a girl so its okay for me to bash other girls, guys.

aahhhh (November 23, 2004)

yeah, they're good live, but i'd like to see different songs one of these times. seriously, playing half of international superhits and half of the new album is pretty lame, even if the new songs are good...

score is for the first (1995) and third (2000 or 2001) times i saw them when they played good songs

Anchors (November 23, 2004)

Stew, where are you seeing Hot Water Music that's going to cost you 20 fucking dollars?

I just saw them with Alexisonfire and Planes Mistaken for Stars for 12.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

i'm a big green day fan but...

CHANGE THE FUCKING SETLIST!

even pre-dookie they always would play the same set every tour. has anyone else noticed they say the same dialogue in between songs too? seriously, this band is as predictable as the vandals live. that's right, I HIT THE FUCKING MARK WITH THIS COMMENT.

-Strewtho- (November 23, 2004)

$70 is a rip but not as bad as what some other bands are charging. I'll stick with the cheapos like Against Me! or HWM for $20 - $25.

-Strewtho.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

damn green day sucks. i remember when they were "new" and "different" and we listened cuz we were like 10 and they sounded like nothing else out there. they lost all appeal after nimrod tho. and the other 2 bands arent even worth mentioning by name. Review is ok, i mean you work with what was there right? i agree with those wanting more details.

----Xis

TJmoney (November 23, 2004)

this score is for my punch

-jermaine o'neal

you stuck that dude...

no welcome to paradise...boo

yeah them to play dookie start to finish would be awesome...they could leave pulling teeth out though

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

No One's Better than APOCALYPSE HOBOKEN

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

How come Green Day dislike blink 182, but yet there bringing Simple Plan to Australia? Tickets are going to be $70, I'd rather pay $100 if simple plan were to be beaten on stage.

bogey4 (November 23, 2004)

Nice review, good work on your first!

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Green Day are turning into Offspring in terms of their live shows with the predictable 4 hit songs off Dookie, King for a Day, Brainstew, and a bunch of songs off the current album, letting kids play a song, drawing out songs to 5 minutes during which time they could've actually squeezed in some more songs. They're a good live band but come on guys, variety is the spice of life.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

this score is for my punch

-jermaine o'neal

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

I was at the Nov. 17 show in Vancouver. It was a really good show with a setlist identical to the one above, with one exception: Billie Joe closed the show playing Good Riddance.

It wasn't as fun as it would've been because I separated my shoulder the week before, so I had to stand on the side rather then getting in there and mucking it up with my buddies.

One thing I didn't like was the way they drew out a lot of the songs to make them longer, like Minority and King For A Day.

Also, I was under the impression that they were going to play American Idiot from start to finish, but they left many songs out of the set (Give Me Novacaine, She's a Rebel, Extraordinary Girl, Letterbomb, Homecoming, Whatsername). I was really looking forward to seeing those live.

Another element lacking from the show was the inclusion of pre-Dookie material on the set list. I expected to at least hear 2,000 Lights Years Away or Going to Pasalacqua... but alas, nothing. That was a major disappointment.

They are still doing that Knowledge routine... cool, but more of a time waster than anything. Not even their own song.

All in all, they weren't as good as when I saw them in '01. This time it was a bigger venue, less intimate, lots of old people (?), lots of young people (?), shorter set list, more bullshit... but still an 8 out of 10. When they can play a shitty show and still get a mark like that, you know they're a damn good live band.

trailerparkjesus (November 23, 2004)

http://www.punknews.org/reviews.php?op=reviews&letter=auth&name= greg0rb

there you go.

Anchors (November 23, 2004)

Cut the kid a break.

Like Greg said, how many of you write and submit reviews here? I didn't think so.

There's about 10 or so non-staff kids who actually submit reviews here, and another thousand who just run off at the mouth via keyboard. So unless you'd like to submit something, and let me pick it apart, leave him alone.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

I thought this review was badass.

don't worry reviewer...it's just the punks that still come one here but no one really likes.

greg0rb (November 23, 2004)

I thought the review was decent and that you need to give this guy a break. It's his first review up on punknews and I'd like to see most of you do any better. I know that my first reviews were not too good, and I'm sure some of you will contest that none of them are, but whatever.
-Greg

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Thiz b that nigga ron arte$t fuck yall!!!

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Green Day are a good band, despite what some elitists may say, but how the fuck can they even consider not playing 'Welcome to Paradise' or 'Stuart and the Avenue'? I'm still giving them a 10, just because the new album is alright and, hell, they're Green Day, but leaving those 2 songs out? Insanity.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Greenday should do a cover of Avril doing a cover of System of a Downs "Chop Suey"

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

"did emocore kids in ass tight jeans and white belts do any karate moves?"

hahaha

irishred (November 23, 2004)

Score is for the review. I don't think anyone reading this gives a shit about what you thought about how you posed for a pciture. Just some details about the show would have been better.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

don't do any more reviews. they're horrible.

and was there moshing or what? did skinheads show up? did emocore kids in ass tight jeans and white belts do any karate moves? details dumfuck, detals.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Not digging the setlist

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

good set list, bad review
regardless of same stage antics they play their shit well, they're a fun band, i haven't seen them for like 6 years or whenever nimrod came out

TheOneTrueBill (November 23, 2004)

I got my picture taken by the camera phones in chicago but my ugly mug didn't get put on the screen. the bastards.

it sucks how green day's playing the same set every night, but it was still a really fun time.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

score is for the setlist...

colin (November 23, 2004)

"i tried to look hardcore"?

bad review

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

shitty review.

boba_fett (November 23, 2004)

sounds like the EXACT SAME show i was at in montreal. pink bunny suit, YMCA, billie joe "wacking off"...

only difference is that in montreal they didnt play when i come around and they finished with billie joe all by himself out on the runway playing time of your life. that was memorable.

i found though that the sound for sugarcult was shit, maybe it was just their style though but i couldnt really make out or distinguish any actual notes and very few of the lyrics, the sound was a bit better for nfg but seeing as how i dont like them either... well what can i say.

green day was perfect though. the score would be a 10 if it wasnt for the opening 1 1/2 hours of shit.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

score is for Utah.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

I would want Greenday to just play Dookie from start to finish. I dont think theyve done much else that i would want to hear.

Id spend $40-50 to see Green Day play Dookie and the Offspring play Smash. It would remind me of better days and be well worth the money. This however is worth about $7.50.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

man, they've been doing the same onstage routines for like 8 years. when will the masturbation/moaning bit come to an end... especially since it wasn't entertaining in the first place.

Anchors (November 23, 2004)

Green Day should have played 'The Grouch,' that song rules.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

that comment below is in reference to the nj show, sorry

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

same exact set list only we didnt get when i come around. instead we got homecoming and good riddance, which was the closer....a much better closer than a cover in my opinion

your review sucks by the way

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

score is for the review.

worst review i think ive ever seen.

sickboi (November 23, 2004)

Score is for the setlist.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

Green Day should not close with a cover. That's a fine song and all, but they should really be doing an original as their closer, especially since they have so many well-known/popular songs. I think that When I Come Around should be the absolute last song they play.

Anonymous (November 23, 2004)

So lame, i've seen them 3 times the past 4 years doing
a) the band thing
b) the rabbit
c) the masturbation thingie.

MIX IT UP DUDES! MIX IT UP!

Crookedsuperhero (November 23, 2004)

Lots of new album, and When I come around. Good stuff.

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