The story of the Goo Goo Dolls’ 2004 Buffalo concert is one of rock and roll resilience, unwavering fan dedication, and a weather event that only added to the legend. Planned as a star-spangled celebration for Independence Day, the night took a dramatic turn when a torrential downpour threatened to dampen the spirits of over 60,000 fans gathered in front of Buffalo City Hall.

Yet, the spirit of Buffalo and its unwavering love for the Goo Goo Dolls prevailed. Umbrellas bloomed like a colorful canopy overhead, swaying in unison with the crowd as anticipation built. The band, returning to their hometown for a monumental performance, took the stage amidst the downpour. Undeterred by the elements, they launched into a powerful set that defied the weather and ignited the audience.

Hits like “Iris” and “Name” took on a new dimension, resonating even louder against the drumming rain. Fans, soaked but unfazed, sang along at the top of their lungs, their voices creating a defiant roar that competed with the thunder. The raw energy pulsating between band and audience was undeniable, a testament to the unifying power of music.

Despite a brief rain delay and a few skipped songs due to safety concerns, the concert remained electrifying. The Goo Goo Dolls, fueled by the unyielding spirit of the crowd, delivered a performance that showcased their musical prowess and genuine connection with their hometown fans. The inclusion of a captivating cover of Supertramp’s “Give A Little Bit” added another layer of energy, reminding everyone that even amidst the storm, generosity and joy could prevail.

Originally released in November 2004 as a DVD/CD combo, Live In Buffalo will be released on vinyl for the first time on Friday, June 21st. Fans can pre-order the limited-edition clear vinyl record HERE via Warner Records.

UK fans saw the band appear on the Christmas Day episode of the popular Channel 4 show ‘The Piano’ surprising young pianist Daniel at their Manchester date last June. (Still available on C4 Player).

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