Last week my dream to hug John Rezenik of the Goo Goo Dolls finally came true!!! I have been a HUGE fan of theirs since 1995 when I first heard "Name" on the radio. In the past 21 years I have see the Goo's in concert more times then I can possibly count and at every single one of those shows I have tried to meet them, but was always unsuccessful. That is until last Wednesday! One of my really good friends won tickets to a private event hosted by the radio station Fresh 102.7 FM and invited me to come along as her guest!
Up first was the meet & greet! Needless to say I was ecstatic!!! In case you couldn't tell by my big goofy grin!!!
After the meet and greet we were taken into the Adorama Live Theater where John and Robby Takac were interviewed by Fresh 102.7 FM's Christine Richie and then answered some questions from the audience, including my question! When you were playing in dive bars in Buffalo, did you think you would still be together making music 20+ years later? The answer: John looked right at me and said "NO!!!!"
Finally they performed a short 4 song set which included 2 tracks off their new album "Boxes" which was released last Friday.
All in all it was a pretty amazing afternoon! Thanks Fresh 102.7 for hosting such a great event! And a special shout out to my Goo Girls for letting me tag along again! :-)