Well, we got up early on Friday morning so we could all meet outside the Palais to greet the Goo's when they arrived from the aiport. It was the first time I had ever met Fiona and all us girls were way excited. So we waited and we waited and none of us wanted to leave our post in case they arrived when we were'nt there. Afte a while John and Robby's guitar techs came out with another roadie and they were talking to us, Robby's tech gave us Robby picks which went down well! I showed them my sign I made for Robby "VOTE #1 FOR ROBBY!" They thought it was funny and kept saying stuff like, "What? Vote number 7 for Robby?!" They were great. All through out the whole day we were waiting the staff were great to us and kept us updated on any goo movement, and after waiting all day with virtually no food and water, and I got sunburned!, we were told the the guys were delayed from the aiport and wouldn't be in until 5 pm. So they FINALLY got here and we were the only Goo fans around so we gave them a huge cheer and clapped for them but they were so tired they just wanted to get inside. John stayed out for some photos but I missed my Robby and was way disappointed. So we waited until they finished sound checking, which sounded great, and they came out to go to dinner. We got some great shots, well I hope so, of Dave and John and Mike and Nathan! And they started piling into the van, I grabbed Mike' s arm and said, "Where's Robby?" and he told me that he wasn't coming out to dinner. Then they drove off. I was so despondent, I wanted my Robby fix! So after a long day we finally get inside the Palais and get our Goo merchandise and make our way to our seats. Me and Monica were 8 rows from the front on the isle side of the left, Kylie and Rhonda were 6 from the front on our right and Fiona I couldn't even find! I tried talking to the security guy and I asked what the odds would be of leaving our seats during the concert, he told me, really smart assed, "Well, that's what the seats are for." We tried to move to the front before the start but we got called back. The lights dim and out come Bachelor Girl, personally, I can't stand them so their set of about 6/7 songs felt like a life time. It was really funny b/c at that time Kylie and Rhonda sat in the seats next to me and Mon b/c they were emtpy. When Bachelor Girl came out Kylie yells, "Get off!! We want Goo!!" and it echoed through the quiet like you wouldn't believe!! We were in hysterics! Finally Goo time arrives and no-one is moving, I thought that this was really gonna bring the mood down, after the big Dave solo intro, Johnny comes charging out with Rob and yells, "Stand Up!!" So me and Mon jump to out feet, like the only ones first and pound to 'Dizzy', I'm on my chair and going off John looks over and looks pleased and the woman next to me grabbed my arm and went, "He saw you!!" I look over to Kylie and she's gone, next thing I look to the front and I see that she has already run down, so I grab Mon and charge down the front, I swear, the people just parted for me b/c next thing me and the girls have all fround out was to front row and we are hanging over the rails. We were the only ones, apart from someone down the front, who knew the words to all the songs. I showed Robby my sign! Ha ha! After a couple of songs, Kylie got the set list, she'll tell you what they were, John stops and walks to the front of the stage with Robby and asks these people next to us to why they aren't standing up and he says something like, "Why are you here? Did your momma tell you if you didn't go she would kiss your ass?! I've got money, Robby, do you have some?" He goes, "Yeah, I got money." "What's it gonna take for you guys to stand up?" Do you want a better seat? I can get chairs right up here on the stage OK?" So after he embarrassed the hell out of them they continued playing. It went off, big time!! Robby was great, he kept looking at us like the entire time, pulling faces and singing at us. In Full Forever, he looked over at where me and Kylie were and waited for us to yell out the backing of "Someone's hell!" and he thought it was great! Nathan rocked and pulled faces too, the guys were really into it. So they start playing "Name" and John stopped in the middle but he didn't say the Name story, so me and the girls yell out, "Tell us the name story!" "What?" "Tell us the name story!" "You wanna hear a scary story?" "NO! Tell us the name story!" "Oh the name story, ok." So he stopped the whole friggin' song for us. We were laughing our heads off, Robby was chuckling at us really loud and Nathan sat down with a cigarette and a smile. John is a great story teller, he totally embellished on it and it went for ages! He told us what he was buying in the supermarket when he first heard it on the radio and he and Robby acted out a phone conversation they had when John rang up and said, "Oh Robby, *@#k!" And the letter he wrote back was hysterical, 'Dear Faggot, if you had really been listened to my song you would have realised that it is all about the disillusionment of our people and blah blah blah, love Johnny Rzeznik rock whore" (Something along those lines) But he didn't like that one so he wrote a new one "Dear Dickhead, no, dear *@#kface, go eat a bag of shit, love John." It was great!! We had a ball and had total Robby eye contact the whole time, he was waving his sock in my face and it just wouldn't come off! I wanted it! Lol! After the show I still hadn't had my Robby fill, I swear I wanted more Rob, so we ran outside to see if they would come out and it was chaos. We had no way of seeing them again, so we jump in Kylie's car and sent Fi around the front to see when the goos would leave, after what seemed like forever, she came bolting around the corner and we started the engine and hooned down the street. The vans hadn't left yet so we hovered behind. The security guard started to hold his hand up for traffic and I didn't know how it happened but we evaded him and went chasing after the van with our precious cargo inside! Kylie drove like a demon! They tried to lose us in the traffic but all we wanted was to see where they were staying. So after a really long chase we felt terrible, Dave kept turning around and they had to know it was us. So we turning of and since we were near the Regency, Kylie drove past to see. Next thing she goes, "Oh my god" as she saw the van pull away empty. So we parked and jumped b/c she saw John in the doorway, we went bolting down the street for more photos and he was really good about it, he signed my Robby poster and we got shots, then he went inside and we decided to wait b/c Robby hadn't come in their van. Robby was the hardest b/c he didn't travel with the others so we weren't actually sure where he was. Next thing, Mike strolls past the doors and waves to us from inside, and after about 5 mins he came outside. He was great! He signed stuff and took photos with us, they are all so handsome!!LOL! So Mike left and I thought, well, I'll never get to meet myy all time time fav Goo, and I had been a little mopey about it all day. Mon suddenly said, "Oh my god", who comes strolling down the street like he's been to buy a newspaper, Robby! I jumped up and he came boundeing towards us with a huge grin on his face and and just gave me the biggest hug! He gives the best cuddles I swear, he held me for ages and he was doing that squealy thing. He recognised us from the front row and was totally stoked, he signed my poster. I also got him to sign my 'Hold Me Up" album b/c it was the first one I ever got and all his tracks are my fav. It was so funny b/c I had an armfull of stuff and my marker still had the lid on it, so I handed him my marker and he had to put it in his mouth to get the lid off, I said, "Your'e sucking on my lid!:" Ofcourse I was stoked, and he just laughed. He gave me a great big last hug which I have made a Kodak moment and will blow up real big for my wall. It topped my night you have no idea! So I'm off to the Hey Hey studios today, I'll let you know how it goes, GOOS FOREVER!! This review is in no way as good as being there, I can not even put it into words, you just had to be there. So there you go, it REALLY needs editing, but you can do with it what you wish. Anything I left out the others will put in.Fay honey, I could just kiss you!! Lol! Have a good one honey, cos I sure as hell am! Later, AMBERGOO HERE'S THE PS FROM MY SIS IF YOU WANT THAT TOO! P.S. From Bree! Hey, I'm Amber Goo's sister Bree, she's just gone off to chase them at their hotel, and she left a couple of things out in her account, so now I gotta try to remember them! 1) at the concert there was a sheep in the audience (I assume it was a toy!!) and they threw it up on stage and John sang to it. 2) when they were outside their hotel they were talking with the guys that do John and Robby's guitars and one of them went inside and got the neck of a guitar John smashed, he said that the first person who told him who's birthday it was, got the neck of the guitar. So Amber's sitting there trying to figure out whether it was Nathan or Dave cos she knew it was one of them, then Monica said Dave a fraction before Kylie did so she won the guitar neck and got it signed and stuff. 3) when they were outside the hotel room John was packing up the Tarago with equipment and Mike was there and Amber asked them where Robby was and they said inside, and she was like "oh but he's the sexiest man alive" and Mike goes "No he's not" and John laughed. Then when they met them afterwards Robby was there and Amber said to him that he is the sexiest man alive and he squealed like a girl and went "Oh no WAY!!" We were all so excited, she got back at 3 this morning and up at 8, she's got Robby's pick, and signatures. She's REALLY sunburnt too, but it's not really bothering her that much! Seeya later, Bree. Amber again: Hey, no probs, here we go: Ok, so Hey Hey went off! We were dead centre front and went nuts for them when they started playing. We couldn't really see too much b/c of the bloody cameras etc. but on the video replay you can see everything. They must have recognised us from the concert from the night before b/c at the end of the song, (which was Slide) John walked over to Robby who was smiling like a maniac, and burst out into hearty laughter, he tried to move forward to us with the camera guy but they weren't allowed. So they go away and come back for the Australian premier of Dizzy, which kicked even more, and the whole time they are just smiling and looking really stoked. After that, Daryl, the loser host, presented the guys with a plaque showing that DUTG had reached Gold Status in Australia, which was cool. We decided to go back to the hotel to catch them before they went in to let them know how great they were but by the time we got back the place looked pretty deserted so we went and got some dinner a few streets away. On our way back past we stopped outside the hotel just in case they came out again. We befriended a little boy who was living on the streets while we were waiting and he started to fall asleep, we felt sorry for him so Kylie slipped him a twenty and we felt better. Just after that Mike, Nathan and a roadie strolled out and took a picture with us and then hopped into a taxi, for a night of fun we assumed, before they letft we asked them what time they were leaving in the morning, "Early" was the reply. Well we had already confirmed all possible flights to Aukland prior to that so we decided that we might just pop down to the airport and see them off. So we jumped in Kylie's car and arrived at the airport at about 1am and all ready to go for the 9:05 flight in, well, about 9 hrs time! I tell ya, weird things happen when you are in a deserted aiport with nothing but cigarettes and no sleep. You can imagine our relief when a cafe opened at 5am. We bolted in for a coffee, Kylie and me were feeling a little nauseus after some bad food earlier that day and chocolate biscuits were not going down well with the coffee so the idea of eating was abandoned. I should tell you that for the whole weekend, counting the day of the concert we must have eaten maybe 3 times? So we waited and waited and finally.....the bar opened!!! Kylie and I (that's Amber!) love our beer, we can't get enough (we are NOT however alcoholics!!) so we went in and had a couple. On an empty stomach and intense fatigue things started to get VERY funny! LOL! We had a break from the beer but we did have a couple before the guys arrived. But they didn't! We couldn't understand what had happened, we were so sure it would be the 9:05, they said early. The only other flight to Aukland was at 1:15pm, it had to be that one. Now Fiona had to leave for Adelaide at 11am, she was way ticked, so her mum Maria, a kick ass woman, spent a further $400 to change their flight so that Fi could see the Goos off with us. So me and Kylie went in for those previously mentiones beverages while the others kept a look out. The first bunch to arrive was Dave and a swag of roadies, but when the tour manger turned up the rest followed. The tour manager goes "There's your girls!" and it was cool. We got some great shots and John was way apologetic that he couldn't come down at the TV show to say Hi. So that was that, we had been there for 13 hrs and I swear I never want to see another aiport again! It was fuckin' excellent show and I can't wait for them to come back and rock melbourne all over again!!