So here we are again, Goo Goo Dolls fans … a new site home for AbsoluteGoo.com.
Only this time, it’s not just a new home, but a new type of home. This new platform allows us to work a lot better on mobile devices which,
let’s face it, is where it’s at now.
It’s a whole different world since this site was conceived in late 1998; first as a one page sort of ‘blog’ of tour info, then eventually morphing to our own domain. Seventeen years ago I was,well, we all were … a lot younger. Maybe a little more naive. Probably a little more stupid. So much has happened since then. On the AG site we’ve changed staff a few times and our families have grown. We have gained, and lost, friends and coworkers. The band has written songs, toured the world and their families have grown. They have gained, and lost, friends and coworkers.
I think we’ve all grown up a little. We have learned that life can be a little messy, and that it’s not necessarily a bad thing. That music gives us words when our own fail. We have learned that our mutual love of music is one of the things that binds us together, that makes us part of something greater than we are individually. And for myself, and those of us that frequent the AG site, that’s the one takeaway thing for us lately; we are not alone. As much as technology sometimes isolates us, it has also allowed us to communicate, meet, and form relationships with people, including other Goo Goo Dolls fans, from every corner of the world. It can show us not only our differences, but our commonalities, in a way we’ve never had before. I think that’s an amazing thing, and it’s time we embrace it.
So, welcome to the new site. Whether you’re an old friend, or this is your first time here … we are so damn happy to have you as part of our family.