OK. For all of you that don't know me, I'm Mika. I'm sure it would be nice to meet you (*: I'm 15...and now I'm sure that Rakel and I have to be the most devoted Goo Goo Dolls fans in Washington lol. Rakel and I met online and decided to meet up and go to The San Diego, Los Angeles, and Mountain View shows. I flew down to San Diego on the 17th. The flights were all delayed so after I met Rakel at the hotel we were pretty late to the concert and were in a long line. Regardless we ended up up front when fastball came on. I don't know how that happened! Fastball was awesome and the drummer kept looking at me! His name is Joey and he's really cute! Sugar Ray was...well Sugar Ray. I have nothing to say about them really. The Goo Goo Dolls rocked that night! I have always been infatuated with Johnny ... just like a lot of you reading this review now...but after this show I went like Robby crazy! He is so cool. I could just tell. I mean, I've always adored him, but the more and more I see him the more and more into him I get. He would look at me and make faces that would make me smile ( : The crowd was a little rude...there were a few pretty nice guys up front. The people were probably actually really cool when they weren't in the circumstances of fighting for the front. People were getting pulled out left and right. When the show was over all I could think about was getting a drink. I had spent so much time getting ready and was now litterally drenched in people's sweat, bruised...and really really thirsty. I'm sure Rakel and I were a site lol. I lost my watch and some hair things and when I went to look for my watch some guy came up to me and handed me a GooPick. I thanked him, I think he worked there. So afterwards we went to leave... didn't get to meet them but I had 2 more shows to go so I wasn't too worried. So we had somewhat of a break before the concert in LA. On the 20th we went to Macy's and got out makeup at Channel... it was OK lol. So we went to the show and I looked at the goos tour bus when I got there. I met the girl.. Jenn I think who owns the John Rzeznik site. Our seats were 5th row so that was cool. I bought a Goo shirt and stickers they're cool. Some of the people sitting by us were really nice. There were two sisters behind us that we talked to and a girl next to me and then some abnoxious guy that didn't appreciate my bubble blowing! The show was good, but by this time I didn't feel well at all. I knew I was getting sick from lack of sleep. Wayyy... too much excitment for me. I just went back to the hotel and to bed and cried cause it didn't look like I was going to meet them. I didn't even know what I was doing on this goo trip to California. I was having second thoughs ya know... nothing the goos did. They rocked again! I guess I was just expecting to meet them. So we had to wake up early the next morning and catch a flight to San Fran. I woke up late and with a fever...I was sooo weak, I didn't even want to go, so I just threw all my stuff in my bags and left without even looking in the mirror hardly. (very unlike me lol) So our flight was canceled and we flew into San Jose.... I think. Rakel got me to get ready finally and we went to the Mountain View concert. We got there and met fastball and talked to them a lot. I met a lot of really cool people that I plan to keep in touch with. I talked to some of the security guards a lot. Anyways... we managed to get aftershow party passes which was really really great. (special thanks to the people who worked on that for us) I got lots of opprotunities to chat with fastball while waiting. They are some of the neatest guys. And great sounds! Go get their CD everyone! haha. So this show was the best! John was like radiating....and Robby is always sooo cool and himm can't think of the right word for him, but they both leave a really lasting impression. Mike rules of coarse too in my opinion. But they are my favorate band so I'm biast lol. So when the show was over we went backstage. I feel like I'm the luckiest girl in the world. I got to meet my idols. I do not and didn't take it for granted at all. How many people get that chance? I'm just lucky that the people I look up to the most are such great guys. Robby remembered me and Mike remember Rakel. That was really cool for us. John was really busy, but it was great. We got picture and I got all of their autographs on my Goo Goo Dolls shirt I was wearing. I thank my lucky stars for everything. They were all incredably gracious and I have a new view of them now. Thankyou John Robby and Mike for having such a wonderful affect on my life.