By Janina Heinemann
Translated from the original.
The Goo Goo Dolls had their main time in the 90s and early 2000s – and so the crowd that sweats in the Gruenspan on Tuesday evening consists almost entirely of mid-thirties. Even though John Rzeznik (52) and Robby Takac (53) are getting old and looking a bit rocked with their full bodies and shaggy hair, they can still do one thing: to fuel their fans.
And so they fire for nearly two hours at a felt 50 degree hit after hit. The fans sing along loudly to every song, let black balloons dance on their hands and clap until the sweat flows. Rzeznik shouts and tilts a bottle of water over her head, splashing the rest into the audience. The club is like a steam room, so it’s a miracle that the musicians do not get their fingers off the strings.
At the end of the evening, there is the giga hit “Iris” with a wonderful guitar solo by John Rzeznik, before everyone leaves the room soaked in wet, but satisfied.