Concert Review: Green Day Adds Sparks to a Hot Portland Night

Portland hardly needed the soaring 100 degree temperatures on Wednesday as Green Day brought enough flames and intensity to the Moda Center to fire up a mostly sold-out and rather excitable crowd. It was a blistering performance highlighted by raucous guitars, slamming drums and contagious energy. Don’t let their seemingly immoderate angst and wannabe Sex Pistols persona fool you, Green Day plays rather exceptional, enjoys performing and singer Billie Joe Armstrong, especially, smiles quite a bit. The rambunctious, sometimes bombastically asinine, 26-song set covered the core tracks off Dookie, a nice helping from American Idiot and of course a bunch … Continue reading Concert Review: Green Day Adds Sparks to a Hot Portland Night