The Best Night of my Life.
I remember being in Auto class when my Step-Dad called me and told me I had just got GA tickets to see Green Day at Copps. I squealed and started crying. I couldn’t believe I was going to see my band. The band that told me to not give a fuck about what people think. The band that would soon change my life. My heroes. My friend Lizzy and I had got to Copps at around 4:00am. We wanted to be there early so we could try and get my dream spot which was front and center at the catwalk. There was only two people that were already there so I was excited that I had a chance at getting my dream spot. More people didn’t start showing up until around noon so it was a long morning. At around 4:30ish, Green Days tour buses started showing up and in the last bus Tre FUCKING Cool was looking out the window right at me. I freaked out, that moment made everything so real. I was fucking seeing my heroes tonight and I couldn’t have been more excited. They started letting us in at 6:00pm and once I got my tickets I booked in down to the floor. I got yelled at by the security, but I told them that I couldn’t help it because I was so excited. I ended up getting my dream spot and I stood there pretty silent until the Drunken Bunny came out. He was dancing and chugging beers to Michael Jackson and it just got everyone pumped up. I couldn’t help but want him to finish though because I knew Green Day would be on after. Once I heard the scratchy, staticy sound of a radio I knew that Song of the Century was on and I started screaming and tearing up. Any second my heroes would be on stage and that was just mind blowing to me. Everything around me just disappeared and it felt like it was just me and the stage there. When Green Day ran on stage I had this rush of emotions that I can’t even describe. Everything in the world didn’t matter anymore I was in that moment right then and there. I put everything I had inside me into each and every second of the concert. After a couple of songs they started playing Are We The Waiting. During the song Billie came up to the front of the catwalk and bent down and me and a couple other people were holding his hand. I couldn’t believe that I was actually holding one of my heroes hands. I felt so connected to Billie at the moment it was crazy. When Billie started singing “Heads or tails, fairy tails in my mind.” he pointed at me and waved for me to come on stage. My eyes went huge and I was like “ME!?” and then he nodded. I swear my heart skipped a beat. The next thing I knew I was being thrown on stage by the security guards. Billie helped me up and we started hugging. After that my mind pretty much went blank. Some how my body was still moving, but my brain just stopped working. I was in so much shock that it just felt like I was in some sort of dream. Billie randomly put the microphone up to my face and thank fucking god I knew to sing the next line of the song which was “The Jesus of Suburbia is a lie.” I pretty much butchered the line, but hearing the crowd cheer for me was just awesome. After that Billie got me to do some arm waving and such and watching the crows mimic me was crazy. Just fucking crazy. Right before they started playing St.Jimmy, Billie ran back to the stage and I was signaled by security to get off. I was sent to the back of the pit and I started crying my eyes out. I couldn’t believe what had just happened. I was left in a daze just trying to bring myself back to reality. I literally pinched myself to make sure this wasn’t some sort of crazy dream. After I got myself in a some what decent state, I had to figure out how to get my way back to the front. I’m only 5ft3 so I could see shit all where I was. I ended up pushing people and crawling through their legs just to get back around my spot. I continued putting my all into every single song until the show was over. It was really bitter sweet hearing Good Riddance because it’s such a great song, but that means that the show was over. As I was leaving I got a lot of good jobs and congrats which was really nice. I still couldn’t believe what had just happened. I don’t think I have ever been that happy in my entire life. I am so thankful for Billie picking me to go up. I hope that some day I will be able to thank him for that. It literally changed my life. That experience brought me back and reminded me of who I am. I really needed that at that time in my life. It’s hard to really express how much it truly meant to me. Every time I watch the video or listen to the song I start to tear up. Even writing this made me tear up. It’s the most emotional and amazing thing that has ever happened to me and I truly will cherish it forever in my heart.