How The Goo Goo Dolls made The House Of Blues Feel Like Home


By Julie Worthen

Ever been to a concert where you feel like you are a part of the show? You feel like you have known the band for years and you are being reunited with a long lost friend? That’s what it’s like to see Goo Goo Dolls. “Dizzy up the Girl” was released 20 years ago and is one of the most iconic albums of the 90’s. Goo Goo Dolls played “Dizzy up the Girl” front to back for their first set, coming out with explosive energy with the title track “Dizzy” that set the tone for the entire night.


I kept thinking the crowd couldn’t get any louder and was continuously proved wrong. When they played their number 1 hits such as “Slide”, “Iris”, “Black Balloon” etc. The entire crowd was belting out every single word. You truly realized the magic of music and its ability to bring a room full of strangers together.


Lead singer John Rzeznik interacted with the crowd on a personal level the entire night. He pointed out fans he noticed, even asking to borrow a hand fan from someone in the front row. He succeeded in making The House of Blues feel like home for the evening. Goo Goo Dolls played two sets with a genuine love and energy that is rarely seen.