From Eric

August 22nd

Garden State Amphitheater

Holmdel, NJ


Let me start with just an overview and say that this concert totally kicked ass!!! I never thought that I would have as much fun as I did. The Gooís are certainly a magical group to catch live.

First, Fastball was ok. They werenít doing too badly until they tried playing a country song. That one totally lost the crowd for them. Sugar Ray was awesome. Mark McGrath had a little Tiki Bar on the side of the stage and was drinking during the whole thing. He really knows how to put on a show.

The Goo Goo Dolls came out and played an awesome set. I know that these are the songs they played, but I donít know if itís the correct order or not:


Long Way Down

Lazy Eye



Another Second Time Around

Black Balloon

January Friend

Full Forever

Just the Way You Are

There You Are

Burnin Up

Name Acoustic #3


Two Days In February

It was great to hear them play some of the songs off of Hold Me Up and SSCW (my personal favorite). Although they didnít play my favorite song (Stop the World), I still had the time of my life. The only thing that got on my nerves was that some guy was trying to hit me because I wouldnít sit down. Iím sorry, but number one, if you want to sit, get a lawn seat: and number 2, the Goos are too awesome live, to just sit and watch. You have to get up and get into it, you canít help it! This guy knew like only one songóIris, go figure. I hate people like that.

Anyway, the concert was great, and I canít wait until I get the chance to see them again. GOOS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!