My Experience Playing Guitar With Green Day

I'm a fan that got chosen at a concert in Miami, Fl in 2009 to play guitar with green day. I wrote an article on the experience including some videos/picture.

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Hey all,

Thought I would share a little story with you all :D .So back in 2009 I went to a concert to watch one of my favorite bands play here in Miami, FL. Determined to get on stage and play guitar with this very band I made a BIGGG ass post poster saying "I can play jesus of suberbia.. key of c#"..Folded it like a huge treasure map and hid it in my pants(no home made posters allowed at venue). Oh and of course I was there like 5 hours before doors opened to be in the front. Anyways...about two hours into the show, nearing the end, Billie Joe says to the audience he needs someone that can play guitar to come on stage. Immediately I unfolded my hidden poster and waived it like a maniac making sure to get his attention...all while wrestling off one of the security guards trying to strip me of the poster. So Billie Joe was going back and forth between potential guitar players in the crowd and finally got to see my poster right before the guard took a hold of it. Ultimately I got picked and the same guard that took my poster had the pleasure of escorting me on stage .. So I get on that stage and get a look at all the people out there...holy SH** 15,000 + going nuts, screaming at the top of their longs. Oh yeah. I had made it. He hands me his Les Paul Jr. and of we goo.

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Honestly the whole experience to me now is very dreamlike almost like it didn't happen. If it wasn't for the videos it would really be a big blur to me. Being on stage like that is really an experience that cannot simply be put into works. You have to live it to know. Luckily I had my chance..and hopefully not my last. The day after the show I decided to start a band. At that point it was a few months after high school graduation so I called a few buddies up and started my band, Hot Box Love. It went well in my opinion for the first few months. We had a few tunes and they were received pretty well at the local venues around Miami. But as soon as the project started it ended. Ultimately because of of personal issues between us. It can be a real pain to keep a group together sometimes. But anyways I keep playing acoustic shows around Miami under the name [B]Hot Box Love[/B]. While I am at work putting a full band together again.

http://www.facebook.com/hotboxlove

http://www.reverbnation.com/hotboxlove

In conclusion. This whole experience was one of the best things to happen to me but at the same time one of the worst. Why? Well because after you experience something like that there is no going back. Like getting hooked on a drug for the first time and becoming an instant addict. Unfortunately for me that drug is now the euphoria of playing in front of more than 15 thousand people. Which is much harder to come around then your typical recreational drug xDD... So that's about it. Just wanted to share my story with you all. Cheers.

- Brendon Steven Cisneros

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    edgeyyz
    I'm not a fan of Green Day, but for you to be onstage playing with one of your favorite bands - that's priceless, and you'll never forget how awesome of an experience that was. You certainly are a lucky bastard!
    Xelested
    It doesnt matter who the band is, when you get up on stage in front of 15 000 people, shit gets real.
    Scrubbles
    Is that a sign that says "i can play Jesus of Suburbia" in your pants or were you excited for the concert?
    Co Cor
    Most_Triumphant wrote: TimTheWizard wrote: cool story bro, seriously. Wish I could ever be on stage with the Floyd or Zeppelin, alas my heroes are long buried on eternal keys... How about Australian Floyd? Pretty much the same thing. Just without David
    A cover band is not the same thing.
    TimTheWizard
    cool story bro, seriously. Wish I could ever be on stage with the Floyd or Zeppelin, alas my heroes are long buried on eternal keys...
    BenjaminFields
    You cool, dude. You cool. Gonna go out on a limb here and say that everybody here on this site is mega-jealous of you, even if they say otherwise--
    reversegenesis
    pncoutts wrote: Niiiiice, one of my friends did that in Switzerland and now has Billie Joel's guitar on his wall
    I ****ing love Piano Man.
    pncoutts
    Niiiiice, one of my friends did that in Switzerland and now has Billie Joel's guitar on his wall It's an awesome thing Greenday do
    NakedInTheRain
    you are so goddamn lucky dude. i'm not really into green day, but just the opportunity to get up on stage in front of thousands of people playing with your favourite rock band is absolutely amazing. i just think of what it would like getting up and playing guitar with muse...i'd shit myself, haha.
    Ragu35
    I hate Green Day, but I'd KILL to get up on stage in front of that many people with my favorite band and start playing
    Im_Broken
    My favourite band would pretty much have no other choice but to ask t=people to play guitar for them. O Nathan Gale, Y u shoot Dime.
    C.O.B.
    Does Green Day also look for people to do their whole gig? XD My band is so desprate ... I am at least idk about them. I loves you Green Day!
    Single Foo
    They put on one of the best live show's I've ever seen. Even if you don't like their music you have to respect how great their concerts are.
    frostyfrizz
    I sure as hell am. Just the fact that green day does something like this makes them that much more appealing as a band. Every show they do something that makes a fans DREAM come true. Don't see metallica doing anything like that or any other band for that matter.
    Ok, Metallica might not do that, but they let people play the cymbal intro to Seek & Destroy and stuff right? Oh well this isn't about Metallica. Holy S**t!!! ANYONE would be jelous of you man! Such a great band and what a great experience!
    C.O.B.
    I was chillin in the tour bus with Smash Mouth so and had them sign everything I had on me. After I calmed down we wathched a program on VH1 about Twisted Sister. I was very happy
    Swannie
    edgeyyz wrote: I'm not a fan of Green Day, but for you to be onstage playing with one of your favorite bands - that's priceless, and you'll never forget how awesome of an experience that was. You certainly are a lucky bastard!
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    telecaster1967
    Green day is one of my dougther's favourite bands. Didn't know they did such things in concert. Now they're one of my favourite bands, too. I play in front of 150 people when i'm lucky. You managed 15000 great. U Got the balls, boy !!!
    reversegenesis
    C.O.B. wrote: reversegenesis wrote: pncoutts wrote: Niiiiice, one of my friends did that in Switzerland and now has Billie Joel's guitar on his wall I ****ing love Piano Man. What does Piano Man have to do with anything? o.o
    It's a great Billy Joel track.
    C.O.B.
    reversegenesis wrote: pncoutts wrote: Niiiiice, one of my friends did that in Switzerland and now has Billie Joel's guitar on his wall I ****ing love Piano Man.
    What does Piano Man have to do with anything? o.o
    iVendetta
    It looked like Billie Joe kicked him off towards the end of the second video =/
    Mainer
    Not that huge of a Green Day fan, but as Ragu35 said, I'd love to get up on stage with my favorite band and play a song
    nikh158
    Keith Moon passed out during "Won't Get Fooled Again" and again in "Magic Bus". Townshend asked the audience, "Can anyone play the drums? I mean somebody good". An audience member, Scot Halpin, filled in for the rest of the show. Townshend later said in an interview that Moon had consumed large tranquilliser pills, meant to be shot at animals, with the brandy.
    syntheticocean
    Gonna go out on a limb here and say that everybody here on this site is mega-jealous of you, even if they say otherwise--
    I sure as hell am. Just the fact that green day does something like this makes them that much more appealing as a band. Every show they do something that makes a fans DREAM come true. Don't see metallica doing anything like that or any other band for that matter.
    MattyPS
    I've seen Green Day live twice and the fact that they let people play/sing on stage is amazing ! Plus their concerts are sooo great
    Most_Triumphant
    TimTheWizard wrote: cool story bro, seriously. Wish I could ever be on stage with the Floyd or Zeppelin, alas my heroes are long buried on eternal keys...
    How about Australian Floyd? Pretty much the same thing. Just without David
    technoguyx
    Crappy spelling is crappy. I saw a video like that but it was a bass player, and it was Green Day playing a cover song. Nice job, liked the idea of the sign.
    TheSlyFooX
    Is this guy serious?! I wish I was that lucky son of a gun! I can play almost all of their songs and Jesus of Suburbia is one of my favorites!