If you’ve been a music fan for any length of time, you have to know the song, ‘Iris.’ Well, we finally got to see the band that created that iconic song in person and we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Read on to see the photos we got and our thoughts on the Goo Goo Dolls‘ Summer Tour stop in Houston!
Houston welcomed one of their own to open for Goo Goo Dolls this week. Blue October was the perfect opener with amazing music and the message of hope, positivity, and feeling grateful. They even got extra time to play their new single, ‘Spinning The Truth Away,’ which is an absolute banger.
The entire crowd was on their feet and cheering Blue October on as they did what they love. In the middle of the set, the lead singer said this quote that really stuck with us: “What is the meaning of life? To be happy, joyous, and free.” We agree with you 100%, Justin Furstenfeld.
Our favorite songs from Blue October: ‘This Is What I Live For,’ ‘I Hope You’re Happy,’ and ‘Hate Me.’
Goo Goo Dolls
And now to the main event!! The legendary, Goo Goo Dolls, took the stage and absolutely smashed it. Playing a variety of old-school songs and some of their newer songs, the setlist was perfect for any fan. Whether you knew them when they first came on the scene back in the 90s or are a new fan, this setlist has something for everyone.
Now because they’ve been in the industry for 20 years, you know they have an amazing stage presence. Which was shown when the lead singer forgot the words to their song, ‘Sympathy.’ Even though he forgot the words for a minute, he used that time to interact with the crowd, even joking about not posting any videos on YouTube, otherwise, he’d go comment on them. Don’t worry, John Rzeznik, we won’t post the video, we’ll just tell all of our readers that it happened. 🤣
The rest of the show went off without a hitch and you know we cried when they played ‘Iris.’ Who wouldn’t? It is one of our favorite songs for a reason!
We had the best time at this show and are so honored that we got to attend. The Goo Goo Dolls are one of those bands on our bucket list that we finally got to see live and we are so thankful.
Check out our gallery from the show below!
Have you been to the Goo Goo Dolls’ Summer Tour? If you haven’t, make sure to get your tickets here. You will not regret it!
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