When you pair two multiplatinum pop/rock superacts, as was the case Friday night with Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry, something entertaining is bound to follow. And that was the case as the two barreled through their respective sets at Woodlands Pavilion.
Daughtry, after a brief opening set from Plain White Ts, barreled through an hour-long set featuring hits such as "It's Not Over" and "September." And to close out the show with "Long Live Rock and Roll," frontman (and former American Idol contestant) Chris Daughtry invited one super-excited couple on to the stage to sing and dance along. Having seen Daughtry several times over the years, it's great to watch him evolve into a frontman who truly owns and controls the stage.
As for the Goo Goo Dolls, who took the stage around 9:20 and played for approximately 100 minutes, this is a band that has been in the mainstream for the better part of 20 years. As much was evident from the array of attendees at the show - some young, some old, some products of the 90s - quite a diverse crew. Frontman Johnny Rzeznik and co-founder Robby Takac roared through hits like "Here is Gone" and "Slide" before slowing down for ballads like "Iris" and "Name." Closing the show with "Black Balloon" - a hit for sure, but not one of their biggest - was an interesting choice, but still sent the fans in attendance home happy.
All in all, it was a great night, and I can't wait to see each band the next time they come back through Houston.