Green Day invited a 10-year-old fan on stage during its recent Outside Lands festival show.
The rock trio headlined the three-day San Francisco event last Saturday (August 6), delivering a 22-song set from their career on the Lands End main stage.
At one point in the concert, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong played a young audience member named Montgomery – nicknamed Monty by the singer – and asked him to join Green Day for a special performance.
“Do you really know how to play?” Armstrong asked Montgomery. “All right, boy: get your ass over here!”
Today (August 11), Lá Glas has shared images of that healthy moment on social networks. In the clip, Armstrong is seen helping Monty put on a white guitar. In another video recorded by a fan, the young man enthusiastically pumps his fist at the crowd.
The boy, who was wearing a red and black “American Idiot” suit, began hitting the cover of 1989’s Operation Ivy “Knowledge” before making his way down the runway towards the crowd.
After the special performance, Armstrong told the young fans that he could keep the guitar he had on stage, and he led a chant with the name Monty. Then, the trio performed their classic single “Basket Case.”
Green Day have also posted an image of Armstrong and Monty on stage, with the following caption: “We love Montgomery [emoji de corazón enamorado] Thanks for jamming with us at [Outside Lands]“.
Last month, Green Day played an intimate warm-up concert in Chicago ahead of their headlining performance at Lollapalooza 2022. They took to the 1,100-capacity City Subway stage and strayed from their printed set list to touch on older material and more rarely.