Sound: Songs were belted out and made the often still atmosphere of wembley shatter. Frank Turner got the crowd going with his melodic folk rock. It was very good-but the crowd seemed to want more than this young lad. So when punk veterans Joan Jett and the Blackhearts burst onto stage with Bad Reputation the crowd were glad. The New Yorkers then paved the way for Green Day to burst onto the scene with 21st Century Breakdown. Billie Joe Armstrong(Vocal/Guitar) lead the Californians to a huge 3 song wonder streak of 21st Century Breakdown, Know Your Enemy and Burnout. But what their supposed best for a while, 21 Guns, delivered disapointed me greatly. Armstrong vocals just weren't as good as Cool's drumming or Dirnt's bass. Trying to redem himself only helped for the later songs as the crowd were lost to what happened in 21 Guns. Musically Cool suprised us with his drumming and guitar, whereas Dirnt failed to show passion in his music.
Perhaps the other major let down in the sound is the acoustics. In minutes it became apparent that the builders of Wembley had no idea it was meant for gigs. The echo on quieter songs was shocking and caused some songs to be blurred. // 9
Perfomance: Despite the bad vocals in 21 Guns, the crowd were gripped and by the end even the sceptics were up and bouncing. The set list was exeptional including-Know Your Enemy, Burnout, Longview, Waiting, Minority, Nice Guys Finish Last, American Idiot, East Jesus Nowhere, holiday and a couple of covers like Shout and Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses.
The background screens showed some funny and amazing pictures, which contrased greatly with the tragic scenes of nuclear warfare and WW2. // 9
Overall Impression: Wembley Stadium London, England was opened on 19th June 2010 was opened by the charismatic man of Winchester-Frank Turner, singing his power ballads to open up the audience to punk legends Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, who sang their greatest hits, including I Love Rock n Roll.
I loved the atitude of the show and the cheek of Cool and Arstrong but was shocked by Dirnt's entusiasm(or should I say non-enthusiasm?!).The 43.50 ticket seem a bargain to this gig and I would definatly go to their next one. // 9