LIVE: Goo Goo Dolls @ SPAC, 7/31/11

August 12th, 2011, 2:04 pm by Greg
Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls

Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls

In the darkness of the SPAC amphitheater stage, the first spotlights started to slowly flicker and rotate building momentum in sync with a loud, ominous, organ-like drone heralding the impending appearance of Buffalo’s favorite musical sons, the Goo Goo Dolls.

Bounding on to the stage in silhouette, the bandmembers took their positions and to the count of the pounding drum beat the stage exploded in a frenzy of lights and pulsing sound as bassist Robby Takac and guitar-wielding frontman-vocalist Johnny Rzeznik launched into the oh-so-befitting-for-the-evening, “Last Hot Night.”

What a difference from their early punk-rock days playing at 288 Lark…

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