Translated to English from the original.
The appearance of the main line-up as well as the last performers in Java Jazz 2018 finally arrived. Goo Goo Dolls! Appearing in Hall D2 as a special show, Goo Goo Dolls gets rave reviews from the audience. Although the number of spectators is not crowded when Lauv appear, but the audience in this special show is quite excited, so did Goo Goo Dolls.
This is a historic show, the article after 30 years of more work, this is the first time Goo Goo Dolls perform in Indonesia. Although age is no longer young, but John Rzeznik and Robby Takac appear so energetic and sing loudly. Hardly anything changed.
After the sixth song, Robby picked up the mic and said: “We’ll be right back in 5 minutes!”, And at once he, John, and the rest of his band rushed backstage. For about 5 minutes, the stage was turned off, but the audience was entertained with some Goo Goo Dolls videos from Java Jazz. This incident quite worried, but it turns out John Rzeznik soon returned to the stage with his acoustic guitar.
He explained that there was a small problem behind (the stage), so he had to come up with an acoustic format while the people behind the stage overcame him first. But this did not dampen the spirit in hall D at that time, because with this acoustic format, John sang the song “Sympathy”.
In the next song, Smash, all the band members are ready again, even this time Robby takes over the vocals. The atmosphere on the Goo Goo Dolls show is very lively and warm, especially since the John & Robby duo are not rigid, while playing their guitar walks greet the audience on all sides of the stage.
Appearance of their show certainly when the legendary song “Iris” sung. There was a mass karaoke on this song, John seemed very satisfied with the reaction of the audience who seemed very excited to sing this song. After “Iris”, Goo Goo Dolls also say goodbye and back to backstage.
Almost the audience came home, there was still one encore song . Goo Goo Dolls returns to the stage and sings Give A Little Bit. A total of 20 songs performed by the band from New York – America is in the special show Java Jazz Festival 2018.
1. Over and Over
2. Big Machine
4. Rebel Beat
5. Here Is Gone
6. Black Balloon
9. Bringing on The Light
11. So Alive
13 Come To Me
14. Already There
15. Free of Me
16. Stay With You
17. Better Days
20. Give A Little Bit
Photo by: Budi Susanto