From: Rudy

December 18, 1998
Twisted Christmas
Rosemont Horizon
Chicago, IL

Hey Goobers, I just got back from Twisted Christmas here in Chicago, so here's my review. I won't bore you guys with all the details about how we got there and such, suffice to say that the traffic was horrible. But that didn't matter because we were psyched, as always, to see the Goo's! So we finally get there, the place was completely packed with about 30,000 people, and make our way to our seats.

The Goo's were the fourth band to come on, and they were the best band of the night (of course)! They started out with Dizzy, then they played Slide, Black Balloon, Name, Naked, and Iris. I thought that the Goo's were awesome as usual, nothing to different in their performance. Johnny didn't do the "Name Story", and they didn't talk too much.

But I must say that I was more than a little dissappointed. Not with the Goo's performance, but with the time that they were allocated to play in. They only had about 30 min. for their set, when Third Eye Blind and Garbage received more than twice that! I wasn't too happy about it, but what can ya do?

Also, the venue and the other bands (with the exception of Beck) SUCKED! Everyone was smoking, the place had terrible ventilation, and the sound was awful.

All I can say is, thank God for the Goo's, they saved the show. But from now on I'm going to stick to seeing them at show where they headline, where I can experience the full power of the Goo's and their fans!