What comes to mind when you think of Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls and
West Seneca East Senior High School?  I think of the graduating class of
1982.  Robby Takac stopped by East on Monday, December 22, 1997.  He came
back to school to talk with some students about his career and what life
was like at East.  

	Robby Takac, now 33, remembered some fun times that he had at East.
Although he hated high school, he said "If you don't finish high school,
you're done".  He pasted high school by the skin of his teeth and on to
college he went.  Robby majored in radio broadcasting while playing in
different bands.  During college he got a job at a local radio station,
where he worked his way up to music director.  Finally he met Johnny
Rzeznik and George Tutuska, they started the Goo Goo Dolls.  After 4 albums
and numerous shows around the United States, a rock station, KROQ, in
California plays 'Name' and the Goo Goo Dolls hit it big.  Robby realized
"his life was trippin' when they played on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.

	"Do something that fits your enjoyments.  Work your ambition into what you
like to do," Robby said.  He believed that East has nurtured him and helped
him with his career.  He is proud of what he has become because he loved
music from the beginning.  If A Boy Named Goo didn't sell as many records
as it did, he would reconsider his career choices.  Right now he is
producing local bands and recording demos for them.

	Robby was asked "Would you do it all again?"  His answer was "yes, but I
would be smarter and think about the other million things to do in this
world."  He said "It's amazing to see the opportunities in music.  You
don't have to pigeon hole yourself.  You don't have to limit yourself, open
your eyes to what is out there."   


~Andrea :-)
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