When the series “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” first premiered on MTV, audience’s general impression was simply camera’s documenting the lavish lives and outlandish spending habits of nine spoiled rich teenagers. Little did the public realize there was a diamond in the rough, one teenager that would take his fame and use it for the better.
Dieter Schmitz, 19, decided after Laguna Beach wrapped its first season to make an attempt at taking the show’s immense popularity by helping out some of its viewers. As a freshman at San Diego State University, Dieter founded an organization called Running Home 4 Teens. [READ MORE]
"American Idiot Tour"
Hershey’s Giant Center
Hershey, PA – October 26, 2004
Nearly a decade after Green Day (drummer, Tre Cool, bassist, Mike Dirnt, and lead singer/guitarist, Billie Joe Armstrong) dropped their first smash hit album "Dookie," they’re back on the scene, older, wiser, and a bit more political than fans are used to.
The three pioneers of punk pranksters dropped their seventh major label disc on September 21 2004. The guitar driven rock opera "American Idiot" takes place in a 7-11 parking lot, featuring characters like "St. Jimmy", "Whatsername," and the protagonist "Jesus of Suburbia." Fans will also be surprised to find an ending to the classic "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" in the song "Wake Me Up When September Ends." The fifty-seven minute punk rock operetta covers a wide range of topics like conformity (a Green Day favorite), the current war in Iraq, and finding your individuality in a society driven by reality television. [READ MORE]