Monday, August 27, 2012

Green Day + Grandaddy @ Rock en Seine, St Cloud August 26 2012

Green Day + Grandaddy @ Rock en Seine, St Cloud August 26 2012

Grandaddy was THE band to see @ Rock en Seine, they've just reformed after a few year's split, We've always wanted to see them live and never could so there were lots of expectations.

Lots of dedicated fans down the front of the stage, They started with "El Caminos" one of my favorite song, couldn't start better !

Many great song all along the set.

Maybe they sound-engineer should buy himself some new ears as the sound was perfect for the first 3 songs then with had some extra bass for the rest of the gig that ruined a bit everything. Not the first time that the bass is ruining the sound at this festival.

Great 9 min version of "He's simple" to close this set

The gig of the festival


01: El Caminos In The West
02: Now It's On
03: "Yeah" Is What We Had
04: The Crystal Lake
05: Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)
06: A.M. 180
07: The Go In The Go-For-It
08: My Small Love
09: Levitz
10: Charstengrafs
11: Stray Dog And The Chocolate Shake
02: Hewlett's Daughter
13: Summer Here Kids
14: He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot

We had a few things to do so we couldn't see Social Distortion, too bad.Foster the People was just horrible, sounded like a bad version of Mika, hard to believe that so many people turned up on the second stage to see them.

Green Day is headlining with a beautiful and very simple stage, the sound is absolutely PERFECT. They may be Punk but they do sound like the perfect Pop band with some great catchy tunes with a hook to sing along too, kids love them.

They have a few extra players so that the singer can act a lot on stage without having to concentrate on his guitar duties.
Lots of interaction with the audience, they had a few dozen people on the stage for a song, too bad the set turned into a circus when they started playing a few snippets of classic rock songs and when they dressed up a "clowns" for it. Not really Punk isn't it !!!

The good point is that even if you don't have any of their records it's enjoyable
So we had a good time. This Festival ended on a good friendly note.