I got this cd for xmas from my cousin when I was 11 years old. I was listening to all types of different rock music at the time, all of which you could’ve found on K-Rock (rip). I opened it and I believe my cousin said something along the lines of “You like this band right?”. My response was yes but really I had never even heard of the Goo Goo Dolls. I went home and popped it in my stereo and I didn’t think it was too bad and soon my mom was coming to hangout in my room because she liked it too. The album really grew on me and I wouldn’t tell anyone for years that I liked them.
One day my mom tells me that her cousin got us tickets to see them. He was working for Rhino Records at the time and he knew someone at Irving Plaza. I remember my mom told me I needed to dress nice and I believe I wore a polo shirt and she made me tuck it in. Needless to say, walking in I was embarrassed but when I got in there I could care less. We stood on the right side of the venue (right next to where they keep the bands equipment for those of you who have been there). I have to say it was a great show and I’ll always have my mom to thank for getting me into seeing live music. This was her thing when she was younger and that night was her passing the torch to me. I actually started crying after writing those last two sentences but it’s true and it’s a tradition that we still hold till this day to see the Goo Goo Dolls every time they’re in town. She still tells me that she’s going to marry John Rzeznik. I should really go out of my way to get her to meet him one day. I have some more Goo Goo Dolls stories when those tickets come up. Maybe I can get my mom to type up a few stories about her ticket stubs….
this is gorgeous