Max and Jake Caliger were in for a treat at the Newport Beach Film Festival opening Thursday.
The Newport Beach residents, who are 12 and 13 years old, respectively, arrived early at the Edwards Big Newport 6 to see their favorite band, Green Day.
As it turned out, they got what they wanted — and then some. The Caligers positioned themselves at the end of the red carpet where the night's stars were arriving, and as Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt passed by, they stopped for a photo with the brothers.
"We're so excited — I was, like, crying when I saw them," said Max, who had the unique pleasure of seeing Armstrong laughing and pretending to choke him.
Clad in T-shirts with the band members' faces printed on them, the brothers carried a guitar and even their favorite Green Day album to express their love of the Grammy-winning punk-rock band. The boys' mother, Angela, added that her sons had been hardcore fans for years and were part of the mosh pit at the band's April 18 concert in Los Angeles.