In the run-up to Valentines Day, here at AltCorner, we’ve been writing love letters to our favourite bands. Today we have Mitch’s letter to the loveable American Idiots Green Day!
Billie-Joe, Mike and Tre.
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I don’t wanna be an American Idiot,
So take me to the Boulevard Of Broken Dreams too!
You could say that my love for you guys borders on the eternal. Twelve years ago, a small ten year old boy from a town you will never come to saw the video for American Idiot and became a changed child, who became a teen who became a man who has spent many years striving to look like Mr. Armstrong, albeit it roughly a foot and a bit taller and a lot less cool.
It is hard to put into words why my love runs so deep for you, but put it this way, I have fully forgiven you for Kill The DJ, which really did take every ounce of love I have within me. Does that not prove that my feelings are inhumanly strong for you?
I know that we will probably never meet, so I will just be content to gaze from afar, Nimrod spinning on my record player and a red tie around my neck, falling down onto a black shirt, American Idiot sleeve tattoo proudly displayed.
Green Day is love.
Green Day is life.