A green day at Rye High

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By Stephanie Bomba

Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue…

No, it’s not a Romper Room (or acid) flashback. It’s a description of the hair colours sported by the pubescent audience at last Wednesday’s free Green Day concert in the alley behind the Ryerson parking garage.

Punksters started lining up at around 10 in the morning, and by the time the three enfants terrible showed up, the queue had snaked up around Tim Horton’s across the street to Lake Devo and almost to the Photo Arts building. If that’s confusing to ya, trust me — it’s pretty flippin’ long.

Rye’s finest made sure punk-ass kids didn’t scratch the cars in the parking garage by only letting those with valid parking stubs. Good job, boys and girls!

The scheduled autograph session was a bust so the disappointed teeny-boppers had to settle for local “celebrity” (and I use that term loosely) Rick the Temp’s chicken scratch. That sure made waiting in the cold for five hours worthwhile.

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