One good thing about Sugar Rays cancellation: Fastball played an extra 10 minutes & the GGDolls played earlier than originally scheduled. This meant instead of the GGD leaving directly after the show to head north for a radio-station show in Seattle (which they were scheduled to do), the band got to spend a LOT more time with all their fans after the show. I think the band had their pictures taken more last night than at any time in their life!!!
I spoke with tons of fans from all over the arena: outside the gates, at the ticket windows, backstage, in the general seated areas & at the concessions & everyone i spoke with was loving the show & seemed to be having tons of fun. i asked everone i knew if they were on the 'mailing list' & most said "No" & i gave them the info needed to subscribe. i do not apologize for the length of this review because i rarely ever post TO the list. I usually just respond to individuals occassionally. If at all possible, DO see the Goo Goo Dolls on THIS tour. It is definitely the BEST they have to offer & you should not be disappointed. It doesn't really get any better than this.
I spoke with Robby at length about all kinds of stuff & i talked with Johnny a little bit also (everyone always wants Johnny for stuff), as much as possible considering i've known him for over 10 years.
I talked with Mike quite a bit & also a lot with Dave the keyboardist.
I only spoke with Nathan briefly, & it was to congratulate him on his awesome guitar solo during 'Iris'. I must also mention that Daves keyboard playing of the violin parts of 'Iris' was absolutely incredible. 'Iris' was the absolute BEST they could ever play that song. Other highlights were 'Slide', 'Black Balloon' & 'Name'. During 'Full Forever' Robby knocked his mike over & the stage guy totally fixed it & replaced it before his next singing part came around! The Goo Goo Dolls even have a great road crew. I won't be forgetting this concert anytime soon.