Green Day's fan show

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Green Day in­vited a num­ber of lucky fans to per­form with them as they head­lined Bar­clay­card's Bri­tish Sum­mer Time on Satur­day. The US rock­ers kicked off a blis­ter­ing set in Lon­don's Hyde Park with 'Know Your En­emy' and front­man Bil­lie Joe Arm­strong in­vited a guy from the au­di­ence to come and join him on stage and take over lead vo­cals, with the thrilled fan rush­ing around the stage and tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to em­brace the singer and his band­mates Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt be­fore de­part­ing dra­mat­i­cally with a stage dive. A fe­male fan was later brought out to take on vo­cals on 'Longview', and also hugged the trio be­fore stage div­ing at the re­quest of the singer. Dur­ing a cover of Op­er­a­tion Ivy's 'Knowl­edge', Bil­lie asked a fan to come and play guitar, but was un­im­pressed by the fe­male he brought up on stage who quickly proved she was un­able to play, ask­ing her to go back into the crowd and bring­ing an­other girl up in­stead. Af­ter suc­cess­fully show­ing off the sim­ple chord se­quence, the de­lighted fan was told she could keep the front­man's guitar when she left the stage. Else­where dur­ing the show, the group made no at­tempts to hide their dis­dain for US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. Singer Bil­lie thanked fans for their sup­port and said: "[I don't] need any politi­cians telling me what to think. "We all come from dif­fer­ent back­grounds ... ev­ery­one's got some­thing they don't want to talk about. "You can call me naive all you want but I firmly be­lieve rock and roll mu­sic can change the world. "No sex­ism. No racism. No ho­mo­pho­bia. And no Don­ald Trump!" Af­ter two-and-a-half hours and a string of hits - in­clud­ing 'Bas­ket Case', 'Hol­i­day', 'Warn­ing', and 'When I Come Around' - and two en­cores, the first of which fea­tured 'Amer­i­can Id­iot' and 'Je­sus of Sub­ur­bia', while the sec­ond was a solo acous­tic slot from the front­man, the trio left the stage to a string of ap­plause from the 60,000-strong crowd. BST Hyde Park con­tin­ues with head­lin­ing per­for­mances still to come from the likes of Kings of Leon, The Killers and Tom Petty and fans can go to Bst-hy­de­park.com to pur­chase tick­ets. Ama­zon Prime cus­tomers will have ac­cess to the Ama­zon Prime Ter­race at Bar­clay­card presents Bri­tish Sum­mer Time Hyde Park. Ticket hold­ers to the Ama­zon Prime Ter­race will get a great view of the stage, a glass of cham­pagne and ac­cess to the The Bar­clay­card VIP Sum­mer Gar­den to re­lax through­out the fes­ti­val. Prime mem­bers can visit Ama­zon Tick­ets at tick­ets.ama­zon.co.uk/prime to find out more about avail­able shows, and sign up to Ama­zon Tick­ets weekly emails.

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