Born2Late65 | New York, USA | 04/26/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
I like Green Day. Don't get me wrong. Plus, I know this was a big tour for them. Billy Joe said so himself. He said it was the best tour in the sixteen years they've been together. The thing is. After sixteen years, I would expect better musicianship out of them. The main example of that? The pathetic "Solos" barely worthy of the name. Only the bassist & drummer tried to do one. The solos were nothing more than a few bars of filler, in the middle of songs. I appreciate that they're not musicians' musicians, but I was amazed. Green Day is a club band, a dance band. Green Day is not a polished, evolved band. One whose music has grown w/them over the years. Musically, I expected a lot more from them @this point. Sad, but true. Yeah, I know. Many here will retort that they're laughing all the way to the bank. That proves nothing. Many people are still stupid enough to buy Fords, Dodges, & (Gag) Chevies... Heck, you can even find AC/DC still "Touring" somewhere. The late Eighties/early Nineties were a long time ago in the music industry.
As for the DVD. It's the only thing that saves this package. You can see them shine in their natural element. Club bands are meant to be heard & seen LIVE. Too bad the editor chose to cut in interviews after almost EVERY freakin' song.... In all honesty, I think Green Day's better days are well behind them. I think they might want to stop before it gets worse. I wish them well."