Finally, when all the stuff was set up and the lights went down, everyone was screaming for them and chanting "goo goo dolls! goo goo dolls! goo goo dolls!" Then there was even more screaming when people could see them behind the speakers and the keyboardist walked out on stage. A few minutes later, he was joined by Mike, Nathan, Robby, and eventually Johnny.
They opened with Dizzy and Long Way Down and a few songs later they played Naked in which Mike started the song with this really good drum solo. I was in the second row and Robby kept looking at me and people around me and smiling and looking as though he was trying to scare us all, but of course it wasn't working. Near the beginning of the concert, Johnny started saying how hot it was, took a sip of water, and poured the rest on the crowd, including my brother and I.
Eventually, the show was over, ending with Two Days In February, which I could not sing along with because he changed the words... A LOT!!! Of course, because everyone LOVES them, the excitement wasn't over. Everyone went outside and swarmed the bus, waiting for them to go outside and into the bus, hoping to get an autograph. They were awesome and the New Radicals did a good job opening for them, although Johnny said he thinks he might get a "New Radicals" hairdo. OH NO!!!