On Saturday (January 25), Green Day put on a wild performance during the NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis. The band not only played before the game outside the Enterprise Center, but also hit the ice to play during the second intermission.
As most people would guess, the All-Star game brings a variety of hockey fans — both young and old — from all over so it came as a bit of a shock to non-fans when frontman Billie Joe Armstrong dropped more than one F-bomb on live television.
The NHL All-Star Game is not Green Day's usual crowd and while the cursing was censored on the network, the expletive-ridden performance apparently made it through on a second feed causing Green Day to trend on Twitter with over 17,000 mentions and counting.
“Nothing more punk than swearing at an NHL game,” one Twitter user wrote. While another user wrote: “NHL: What ever you do, please don’t curse. GREEN DAY: [laughing] OK.”
Being the good sports they are, Green Day sent out a tweet. “Anyone know why we’re trending? We’ve been busy having a blast w the @NHL in St. Louis all night,” Green Day wrote.
The LA Kings Twitter account jokingly replied to the band, “There must have been some faulty wiring cause the audio kept cutting out.”
See some of the funniest reactions to Green Day's performance below.
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