From: Chrissy Taylor
Aug 17, 1996
Once again the Goo Goo Dolls never cease to amaze me. You'd figure
after seeing them countless times that the novelty would eventually
wear off but it NEVER does. Nothing is more fun, energetic and intense
as a Goo show. What makes them so amazing is that each and every show
is so different from the last. Not just the songs, but the attitude,
the silliness and of course the crowd reaction ( or in this case, lack
there of) They have the most wonderful way of making evryone in the
room feel like you are friends with them and the most incredible
energy level that makes even the lamest of the lame get off thier
asses and dance.
They opened this particular show with "Naked" and continued to play
for roughly an hour ( WAY too short if you ask me) playing many
favourites of mine which included " We Are The Normal", "Eyes Wide
Open", "Another Second Time Around" and "Fallin' Down". Definately
perfection at it's best....and just HOW Robby broke strings during
"Name" I will never know.
The one and only drawback of the night was the fact that 98% of the
crowd was there to see The Gin Blossoms (Boo Hiss) so nobody really
seemed to appreciate all the Goo's had to offer. I don't know about
the rest of you but I am anxiously awaiting the days of small clubs
and 2 hour sets again.