I don’t think I’m ever going to see the beginning of a Green Day concert.
Due to thunderstorms and tornado warnings, I wasn’t able to get to the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek until after the show started on Friday.
So instead of being able to see Green Day come on stage — a moment I’ve been waiting for since the last time I was late to a Green Day show — I found myself running through mud, listening to them over a speaker.
But that didn’t ruin the experience. I was still able to see one of my favorite bands live. I just missed their first two-and-a-half songs.
I’ve loved Green Day since middle school. “21 Guns” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” were basically the only songs I listened to throughout seventh grade.
My senior year of high school I wrote, recorded and edited a mini-podcast on how “American Idiot” is one of the best albums of the 21st century for a music literature class.
When I started writing at The Daily Tar Heel, one of my first articles was a review of Green Day’s 2016 album “Revolution Radio.” I remember that while I was writing, I kept thinking about how I wished Green Day would come to Raleigh.
My dream came true.
This is the second time I’ve seen Green Day — in March I drove to Georgia, but I was sick and ended up being late.