From: Heather

Broom County Arena
Oct 25, 1999
Binghamton, NY

The show in Binghamton was held at the Broome County Arena and the seats were filled. The show opened with the mp3 bands and Tonic, which put on an amazing performance. Tonic played some of their newer releases and all the goodies from the past... Then finally, Goo Goo Dolls appeared and started the crowd into full swing. Not that the moshing and crowd-surfing hadn't been happening before, but now it was all out. Johnny and the rest of the band played such hits as Black Balloon, Broadway, January Friend, Slide and Iris, and the occasional rockers ranging in age from 8 to 65, rocked right with them. The highlights of the evening came at various points at which water bottles, glowsticks, wallets and bras were thrown on stage, and Johnny made the comment about Bras-Around-The -World, and "thank you for the ever so 'generous' donation." There was the story about the Romeo Frat Boy, and how the girl should invite him to her place, instead of going to his, and instead of her walking back to her dorm, he said to all the girls- let that MF take his WALK OF SHAME!!! That led into Name, which got a general round of applause from the crowd, with girls on shoulders and lighters being held all around. People were getting into the songs, whether they be moshing, crowd-surfing, flashing the band, or for the one courageous guy, standing on his friends shoulders and surveying the whole crowd. All in all though, the best part was when they left and came back for an encore, at which time tehy let loose tons of little blue, white and silver pieces of paper that floated throughout the whole song. The effects were awesome, including the backgrounds, lighting/strobe and smoke effects. I dont think that anyone at the Arena would complain about the show that the Goo Goo Dolls put on. It was ultimately, in Johnnys' words-"the best show we have put on in this tour!"

We thank the Goo Goo Dolls, Tonic and all the mp3 bands for helping us make it your best show on the tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!