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Nov 3, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Music

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American Idiot -- Green Day

Green Day's powerhouse of an album was released in 2004 as the band's 7th studio. American Idiot follows three kids from Jingletown, USA: Johnny, Will and Tunny.

Johnny, self proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia", attempts to simply get out of his hometown and American Idiot chronicles his struggle with addiction and loneliness. Will, who had planned to leave Jingletown is informed at the last moment that his girlfriend, Heather, is pregnant, distraught and overwhelmed, he stays in Jingletown. Green Day explores his story as he struggles with his relationship with his girlfriend, his child, and himself. Finally, Tunny manages to leave with Johnny, and the two quickly realize they had very little plan after "get out of town" and he soon joins the military to find purpose.

Green Day's album had several billboard hits, however the rock opera's over arching story is something to be examined and appreciated for the intricacies and nuanced approach to very real, and very serious issues. While this show will not be including all of the songs later used in the broadway adaptation of the album, the story is still a compelling examination of a generation.

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Concept Cassette
1:54 PM
Green Day - Before the Lobotomy
Green Day Before the Lobotomy Green Day
21st Century Breakdown (Deluxe Edition) Reprise 2009 USRE10900668
1:58 PM
Green Day - Peacemaker
Green Day Peacemaker Green Day
21st Century Breakdown (Deluxe Edition) Reprise 2009 USRE10900672
2:02 PM
Green Day - American Idiot
Green Day American Idiot Green Day
American Idiot (Deluxe Edition) Reprise 2004 USRE10400888
2:07 PM
Green Day - Jesus of Suburbia
Green Day Jesus of Suburbia Green Day
American Idiot (Deluxe Edition) Reprise 2004 USRE10400983
2:26 PM
Green Day - Holiday / Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Green Day Holiday / Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day
American Idiot (Holiday Edition Deluxe) Reprise 2004 USRE10401218
2:27 PM
Green Day - Are We the Waiting / St. Jimmy
Green Day Are We the Waiting / St. Jimmy Green Day
American Idiot (Deluxe Edition) Reprise 2004 USRE10401219
2:34 PM
Green Day - Give Me Novacaine / She's a Rebel
Green Day Give Me Novacaine / She's a Rebel Green Day
American Idiot (Deluxe Edition) Reprise 2004 USRE10401220
2:41 PM
Green Day - Homecoming
Green Day Homecoming Green Day
American Idiot (Deluxe Edition) Reprise 2004 USRE10400993