today is october 17th 2017 which means that exactly 30 years ago today high-school-aged green day played their first EVER show as a band in a bbq joint to a crowd of around 25 people (mostly friends and family). billie and mike were only 15 at the time.
fast forward to 2017 and green day is now finishing up their revolution radio tour. during this tour, the band played at massive venues including hyde park, the rose bowl, central park, and wrigley field, with some shows having over 65,000 attendees.
happy 30th anniversary to green day. we love you so much.
u wanna talk about how Mike Wheeler brought Eleven home BEFORE he knew that she had powers or knew about Will??? u wanna talk about how he let her stay in his basement even after she told him people were threatening her (and possibily his) life??? u wanna talk about how he skipped school to stay with her even though she admitted that she was a dangerous person to be around??? u wanna talk about how he scolded Dustin for trying to use her powers for his own entertainment??? u wanna talk about how Mike Wheeler never once asked Eleven to use her powers for him??? u wanna talk about how pure and good hearted Mike Wheeler is because goddamn that boy is amazing
okay, I’m cookie dough. I’m not done baking. I’m not finished becoming whatever the hell it is I’m gonna turn out to be. I make it through this, and the next thing, and the next thing, and… maybe one day I turn around and realize I’m ready. I’m cookies. and then, you know, if I want someone to eat— or enjoy warm, delicious cookie me, then, that’s fine. that’ll be then. when I’m done.
happy 20th anniversary ( march 10th, 1997 – may 20th, 2003 )