• Green Day vs Subaru at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

    This title, ” Green Day vs Subaru ” is no exaggeration as an electric guitar was smashed against a brand -new 2017 Subaru Impreza – mid-concert – several times by the band’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. This attack didn’t appear to be a staged or pre-planned by the concert organizers. It appeared to be spur of the moment and the crowd went absolutely bat-hit crazy when it happened. Many would say, “That’s punk rock for you.”

    – And they would be right.

    On August 9th, 2017 Green Day played for one night in Denver, CO. The concert happened at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, which is sponsored by Subaru. This sponsorship means lots of Subarus around and inside the amphitheater. Subaru is, after all, THE car of Colorado. Last year, the Subaru Impreza sold around 100,000 cars in North America, with a large portion being sold in Colorado. In fact, Colorado is one of the best markets for the automaker. That number doesn’t even reflect the numbers of the wildly popular Impreza-based Subaru XV Crosstreks sold.  Nearly all Subarus sell well in Colorado, so the idea of the automaker sponsoring a iconic amphitheater in Englewood, CO is completely logical.

    Unfortunately for Subaru: Billie Joe Armstrong, frontman of Green Day, appeared to find such corporate sponsorship irritating. Mid-way through “Hitchin’ A Ride” – from the 1997 Nimrod album. Armstrong suddenly yells, “F— Subaru!” He charges off stage and begins beating the crap out of the Impreza. It looked like he aimed to destroy the glass, but that didn’t happen. The damage was surprisingly little. He did make some tiny dents on the doors and the roof (he tossed the broken guitar up in the air and it bounced off the Impreza’s roof), but little else.

    As I indicated earlier – the crowd lost their mind.

    Yes, I attended the concert, and – yes – I saw the whole thing go down. I mean, how cool was that – seriously!?

    I felt bad for the folks who have to repair or replace the car, but there was a positive point that Subaru can take pride in… that’s one tough little car!

    Enjoy this Greed Day vs Subaru video via disappearingfs



    Nathan Adlen
    Nathan Adlen
    Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.

    12 thoughts on “Green Day vs Subaru at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

    1. I was a Subaru fan until I learned their as reliable as a Mazda rx7/rx8. when modding the car you half to take extra care that you normally wouldn’t half to take with other cars, and now their styling is lost as of lately. lastly using cvt in the wrx is as stupid as putting a cvt in a hellcat or viper return to the good old days I’ll come back

    2. You may like or dislike something, but without being a perfect model, as a group, they have to show some respect in front of their fans… Sorry GreenDay, but you lost a lot of points on that day, and Subaru is the big winner out of your stupidity.

    3. I’ll take a evo or mazdaspeed 6 awd before I buy another subby I love them but their way to unreliable for the money

      1. Then, you’re not doing it right. I know a LOT of WRX/STi owners who have done some great mods, and there’s rarely an issue.

    4. I’m doing right I’m a UTI of Avondale Az honors student I’m far from stupid but I don’t trust subby be more just me

    5. Repair or replace? No way! If Subaru is smart, they will put it up for auction with proceeds going to a local charity.

    6. Green Day could have decided to play independent club shows.
      Either way they, and other ‘punk’ icons have decided to pander to an into-themselves party crowd instead of challenge them the way better old punks use to. Now punk is the new costume for the glam/sleaze rock crowd.
      Punk is dead.

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