March 17, 1996 at the Patinoire du Littoral
The Mr. T Experience was the opening band. This was one of the last show of the Insomniac tour, just before they cancelled the rest of the tour to go home. We could have guess it in fact. I remember this Billie Joe quote between 2 songs: "I've got a one year old child, he's so tall, and I'm really missing him..." We could see they were tired, and the show lasted only for about 55 minutes.
Great show however, with some really cool songs. BJ did his spitting thing well (when he spits in the air and catches it back). He also showed us his nice ass during the song Paper Lanterns. That day Mike had short black hair, Tré Cool green hair and Billie Joe blond hair. He was wearing his Sluggers baseball shirt.
They ended the show by destroying their instruments, with stroboscop lights all over the stage. Tré by throwing up all his drum elements and Billie by throwing his guitar the highest he could. It wasn't his famous Blue guitar by the way! Here's the set:
Welcome to Paradise
Geek Stink Breath
Stuck With Me
2,000 Light Years Away
F.O.D. (Fuck Off and Die)
All By Myself
Dominated Love Slave
When I Come Around
Photos: top picture from Le Matin (02/18/96), others from L'Express (02/18/96).