May 9, 1999
As some of you know the Goo's played at the Warner Theatre in Erie, PA
last night. It was pretty awesome. At about 7:50 a group that was
supposedly opening for Fastball(Frogpond) came on. They were good but we
were in such anticipation for GGD that we found it hard to listen. After
their set, the techinal crews and roadies screwed around onstage for about
half an hour but then Fastball came on. They opened with Fire Escape and
were totally great and kept the crowd rockin "It's a Sunday night isnt it?
But you motherfuckers sold this place out in two hours!!! And we know who
you're waitng for!! We're just here to keep you loose!" stuff like that
kept the crowd loving them. After they played for about a half an hour,
technical people came back on and did their thing for what seemed like
forever until finally-the moment of all moments-the Goo's came out onstage.
Johnny (who was looking as fine as always) was wearing a tan cowboy hat, an
olive wife-beater and red adidas pants. Robby-God love him-was in a swivel
chair because of his leg(to quote Johnny-"when that thing pops it's going to
be ugly!") but he seemed to have the greatest time as ever.
with a mind blowing Dizzy followed by Long Way Down, Lazy Eye(which had the
greatest light backround), Slide, Black Balloon, Bulletproof, Naked and then
to my horror they played Name without the usual story but it rocked anyways.
After Name Johnny introduced the band which generated tons of applause, and
then they strated into January Friend then Stop the World, Full Forever and
Another Second Time Around and then- another truly AWESOME moment they did
Iris (can ya feel the hearts melting?) After the oh-so-sweet-Iris they did
Burnin Up and Hate This Place(during which the word "dizzy" was projected
onto the stage-how great is that?) and they finished the night beautifully
with a surprisingly energetic 2 Days in February. Afterwards, Johnny did a
Robby-less break-the-guitar-routine (even while destroying things he looks
hot) and the concert was over. It was totally great with the exception of
the two drunk as shit girls behind us. But other than that it was a