Aug. 8, 2002
Go Goo Goo For A Good Cause
By Randy J. Klodz
Supporting the current Gutterflower Tour, the Goo Goo Dolls will make a stop
on Aug. 22 at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park. Not only will the Goo Goo
Dolls be supported by the high-rank acts Third Eye Blind and Vanessa Carlton,
they will be helping the needy.
"We're pretty lucky, right...so why not?," said Goo Goo Dolls bassist
and vocalist Robby Takac, of their non-perishable food drive cooperation with
USA Harvest. Takac said that when the Goo Goo Dolls toured theatres during
this past spring, they helped raise nearly a million meals.
How can you contribute? Takac said that all concertgoers have to do is
bring non-perishable food items (canned goods, etc) and write their name on
the item in magic marker. One item will be chosen each night and the winner
will get to meet the band. "Naturally, if you bring 700 cans your chances
are better," said Takac.
Not only will the Goo Goo Dolls play a long set full of soft ballads
like "Iris" and "Name," they are sure to play many of their other harder songs.
The Goo Goo Dolls sound will be "probably a lot noisier that a lot of people
expect," said Takac. "We spent an awful long time being a consistently heavy
The Gutterflower Tour kicked off in Phoenix on July 29, with a few glitches.
"Johnny nearly got killed by a curtain and got all wound up in it," said Takac.
"We worked on that bit a little bit. You are bound to have a few Spinal Tap
moments on the first night." To see if the Goo Goo Dolls have any "Spinal
Tap moments," and to help a great cause, purchase your tickets and bring your
canned goods on Aug. 22, to the Tweeter Center.