From: Brett

May 14, 1999
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Poughkeepsie, NY

Well, the Goos did it again. The arena was jammed with tons of crazy kids, all the seats in the back were taken, and on the packed floor there was no room to breathe, move, or even stand. Half of the time you were on your toes, and you would pray that there would be a slight breeze every now and then, just so u can take a breath of air. It was so hot that people were coming close to fainting. The crowd (including myself) was going NuTs, jumping and moshing to the music, and you were constantly moving or being pushed and stepped on and every 5 seconds you would have to find some strength to help the next crowd surfer from falling and breaking their neck. All in all, it was one of the MOST uncomfortable things I've ever done.......... But it was the best night of my life!!!!!!

The "warm-up" band (and I use that term loosely) was Fastball, and they only made the night better. In my opinion they played a little longer than they should have (about 1 1/2 hours or so), but they were awesome. I was tired by the time they were done, and I got scared that I'd have nothing left (in terms of energy) when Goo Goo Dolls came on. But I went out into the lobby, got myself a stash of water, went back in, and before long, the lights went out.... and i got to the second row with my friend....

They started the show off with their usual "Dizzy" and went straight into "Long Way Down". The place was going crazy, and the Goos were at their best. John was in an awesome mood, and so was the rest of the band, which means that they went ALL OUT. The show went great and smooth, and the band was amazing. I didn't keep track of the setlist, because I was too into the whole thing, but they kept to their traditional list pretty much. All in all, this was the experience of a lifetime, and whoever missed this show missed out on a major party. The Goos are a band that MAKES you like just can't help NOT liking them! On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the greatest, this show, in my opinion was at least a 20...