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These photos were taken at the Penn Brewery in Pittsburgh, PA. Photos by Staff Photographer Ragini Gupta.
Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2013 03:06
Written by Ellie Petrosky / Staff Photographer
The Rainbow Alliance and Pittsburgh Aids Task Force held the 12th Annual Charity Drag Show on April 11, 2013 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Check out the news story here.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 13:57
Democratic primary cadidates for Pittsburgh mayor had a debate Wednesday April 3 on Pitt's campus. Photos by Senior Staff Photographer Sarah Kontos.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 April 2013 21:17
Written by Claire Deahl / Senior Staff Photographer
Resuming its “99 Revolutions” world tour after a five-month hiatus, punk-rock band Green Day played at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh Sunday night. The band announced the postponement in October when frontman Billie Joe Armstrong went into rehab for alcohol and prescription-drug abuse.
The California-based band was founded by childhood friends Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt in the late 1980s. Green Day gained popularity in the ’90s with its album Dookie, released in 1994, by which time drummer Tre Cool had joined the band. Green Day has recorded 12 albums and has revived and helped define the punk-rock scene in the United States.
In keeping with the Easter holiday, the show began with a drunken pink bunny stumbling onstage with a basket full of candy to throw into the crowd. The band followed, opening with the tour-name-sharing song “99 Revolutions” from its newest album, Tre!, released this past December. The crowd hoisted a fan onstage, who joined Armstrong in singing “Know Your Enemy” before leaping back into the crowd. Armstrong kept the audience engaged by wearing funny hats thrown on stage, spraying the audience with water from a hose, and even mooning the audience at one point. In addition to taking requested songs from the audience, Green Day sang a medley of classic rock songs from ACDC's "Highway to Hell" to The Beatles' "Hey, Jude." Green Day delivered high energy and shenanigns in a preformace that was worth the wait.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 03:06