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We have a winner!

posted by Chad Jones on Fri, Aug 21, 2009
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This morning, we asked you to send us a 60-word email telling us why you'd like to win tickets to see Green Day live at Sacramento's Arco Arena and to the show of your choice this season at Berkeley Rep.

AI logo We received nearly 200 entries in a matter of hours, and they were all filled with a palpable passion for Green Day's music and an equally palpable excitement to see American Idiot, one of Green Day's greatest albums, become a piece of rock theatre on the stage of Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre.

It would have been way too hard to pick a winner ourselves, so we let fate take a hand. We reached into the hopper and out came....

Aron of Berkeley!

Aron submitted her entry in "modern haiku," and in only 58 words (we set the limit at 60 words). With her kind permission, we'd like to share her fine work.

Prom night in Berkeley --
I buy lemonade from
Billie Joe's children.

The disenfranchised suburbanite
Hears American Idiot on the radio:
She knows it's her voice.

Hoping to win this contest,
I wonder how Tony winners
Might dance to rock music.

To all who entered the contest, thank you for sharing your passion. We're just sorry we can't give you all tickets!

For information about Green Day's concert at the Arco Arena on Monday, August 24, visit

For information about American Idiot at Berkeley Rep, visit


Wow, those are moving! Wish I would have won, but best of luck to Aron!

Latrell | Fri, Aug 21, 2009

congratulations!!! lovely Haiku! Good going, Aron! :):)

suzanne | Fri, Aug 21, 2009

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