Last year, after Green Day was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong shared his appreciation for fans on Instagram, writing that he prefers to call them "family or community." That inclusiveness was on full display during the band's Sunday night concert in Chicago, when they invited a fan on stage to perform with them.
According to Mashable, the fan, named Thomas Bulvan, was holding a sign that read, "I can play every song on Dookie" (the band's third studio album, released in 1994). Armstrong spotted the message and let Bulvan borrow his guitar for the song "When I Come Around."
It became immediately apparent that Bulvan was not lying about his skills. Not only could he play, but he totally fit in with the band and had a great stage presence. Armstrong held the microphone out a few times for Bulvan to sing along to the lyrics — which he obviously knew by heart. When the song was over, the talented fan got the perfect rockstar send-off by stage diving into the crowd.
Green Day recently released their twelfth studio album, Revolution Road. They're on tour into next year, so here's hoping we get to see a few more awesome surprises like this one in the shows to come.
Watch the band rock out with their special guest in the video below: