A recording can sap the vitality from a musical performance, just as a Ouija board can rob a joke-telling poltergeist of his comic timing. Enjoy fully live music from fully living performers with today's Groupon: for $31, you get one reserved seat to see the Goo Goo Dolls at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre on Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m. (a $46 value before fees, or up to a $62.50 value online, including ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating will be assigned in sections A and C on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at Will Call.
The Goo Goo Dolls have weaved alt-rock tapestries for more than two decades, delighting fans with carefully crafted songs of love, loss, and rebellion. Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik's guttural growl and shimmering six-string sound meld with Robby Takac's bass and Mike Malinin's dexterous drumming to create sounds that charm their way into listeners' ears like smooth-talking q-tips. Launched in support of the band's ninth studio album, Something for the Rest of Us, the Goo Goo Dolls' 2011 tour grants fans unfiltered listening of selections from the band's ample songbook, which includes tunes such as "Iris," "Black Balloon," and "All That You Are." Concertgoers can take in the veteran band's expert stagecraft while basking in the music-rich atmosphere of the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, whose open-air design combines fresh air and entertainment as seamlessly as a mountain-lion talent show.