Performing hit after hit, Goo Goo Dolls rock Camden, NJ


Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry and Plain White T’s

August 17, 2014

Susquehanna Bank Center- Camden, NJ

          It was an eventful evening at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden New Jersey on August 17th, 2014. Bursting with excitement, long time-die hard Goo Goo Doll and Daughtry fans poured into the Amphitheater. The band, Plain White T’s opened up the show. With nice lighting-not too little, not too much, and fun stage presence, the band put on a great set which fans could easily find themselves singing a long with. They played hit song Hey There Delilah among others, and closed out their set with Rhythm of Love.  The guys had the crowd singing and pleasantly dancing along to the  from start to finish- even security joined in.

        Daughtry 5V6A3950Daughtry took the stage next. Lead Vocalist, Chris, expresses that he spent a lot of time in New Jersey. He mentions his appreciation for the state, as he dedicates a Cheers to it’s residents. The band has come such an incredibly long way since their time on American Idol. Daughtry fans brought the noise, screaming from all over trying to get the band’s attention. The 5-piece plays an array of great material consisting of radio hits, Over You; Feels Like Tonight; What About Now and It’s Not Over.  Included in the remainder of their set, Daughtry also played Baptized; Renegade; Traitor; Wild Heart; Battleships; Home and finished up with September. The band engaged in an encore coming back on stage with Waiting For Superman, and closing out the night with Long Live Rock & Roll.  The musicians displayed a lot of energy and passion behind both their instrumentals and performance, but not at all like Chris. Chris was constantly moving from side to side on stage; he was all over the place to the point that he was hard to follow. The guys put on a killer performance accented with colorful lights and and beautiful bright stage set up. Chris introduced the rest of his band with a display of insane solos by each member on their instrument. It is evident that Daughtry is an incredible group of talent, which nowadays can be found few and far between in the music industry. The guys opened up for legendary Goo Goo Dolls, entertaining the crowd with about an hour and 15 minute-long set.

Finally the time has come for Goo Goo Dolls to begin. This was a special night for the guys as they’ve partnered up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream the concert (being one of the 365 concerts to stream over a 12 month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen). On that note, the band graced the stage as refreshed and dressed to impress, as ever, ready to Rock & Roll! With talent respected by millions of fans of all ages, around the world, the Goo Goo Dolls have sold over 10 million albums since 1986. And if that isn’t impressive enough, they received 14 top 10 radio hits (topping every artist in the history of Hot AC format), including 3 songs included in their setlist; Name; Slide and the ever popular, Iris. Not to mention, they spent nearly 12 consecutive months on Billboard charts at the number 1 spot for 17 weeks, among many other respectable achievements. Goo Goo Dolls surely proved themselves worthy of those achievements once again, with their uncanny performance, alone. This band puts on a killer show EVERY time; one to be enjoyed by anyone; adults and children of all ages, though mainly adults. The band started out with a dark suspenseful drawn out introduction, accented with sporadic colorful lights, keeping fans on their toes anxiously awaiting for the band to take the stage. They stole the crowd with another AMAZING performance, but who’s to expect anything less? You just don’t get enough of these gentlemen. The band put together a generous 23-song setlist. Goo Goo Dolls opened up their set with Dizzy; Big Machine, and Slide. They continue their flawless set with Rebel Beat; When The World; Already There; Second Time; Come To Me; Black Balloon; Stay With You; Here Is Gone; Caught In The Storm; Cause Your Gone; Name; January; Bringing Light; Better Days; Slow It Down; Broadway; Let Love in and long-time fan favorite; Iris.  The Goo Goo Dolls wrap up their set with , Sympathy, and Give A Little Bit, leaving thousands of fans with a smile on their face. If you’re a fan of, honest-to-goodness, no bull-crap, all around- GOOD- music, I highly recommend you check out the remaining dates. This is a tour you don’t want to miss!

Review by: Liana Marie

Goo Goo Dolls


Plain White T’s