by american idiot

I believe in giving people bootlegs they really want, even if they have nothing to trade, because the whole point of bootlegs is making sure that people who were not able to see their favourite musical for whatever reason get to experience the parts of the show they don’t get from the soundtrack. Bootlegs expand the musical theatre audience to those who live far from New York, or don’t have the money to pay for tickets; people who just want to see their favourite actors or their favourite shows however they can. It is cruel to keep that from someone who so passionately loves musical theatre.
Broadway is all about inclusivity so include those people who are not privileged enough to go to Broadway!
Much appreciated.

No offence, but American Idiot is a musical masterpiece that not only portrays a time in America when
people were completely controlled by fear-fuelled media, but brought together the punk and broadway scene to discuss problems such as bigotry and capitalism in post 9/11 America and it has been coMPLETELY UNDERRATED BY THE BROADWAY COMMUNITY WHAT THE HELL

Green Day posted this picture on their Facebook page:

Which, given their history of political opinions, makes sense.

But the comments are fucking wild, man.  Like, did these commentators even listen to any of Green Day’s work?

Buddy, you used Green Day as an escape from politics?  I don’t think you understand how that works.

Yes, yes, Green Day should stay out of politics.  They’ve really been known for the quietness on political events (*sarcasm*).

What are Green Day’s music or public statements makes you think they are willing to sit by and let an authoritarian demagogue rise without protesting that?  He hasn’t said “mean things,” he’s a fucking dictator-in-waiting.

But at least some commentators got it:

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Is it better than E•MO•TION?: Green Day: American Idiot

Pitchfork rating for Green Day: 7.2

Pitchfork rating for Carly Rae Jepsen: 7.4

Conclusion: No.