Goo Goo Dolls at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 6/27/2014
"Darling, I'm sorry," the Goo Goo Dolls' frontman John Rzeznik said from the Woodlands Pavilion stage Friday night, addressing a young woman he had just publically chastised for being on her phone during his band's performance.
"I just want you to have a good time tonight," he continued. "So this song is for you."
He then began strumming his acoustic guitar, and the opening chords to 1995's breakthrough hit "Name" echoed through the amphitheater as the crowd roared its approval.
Then Rzeznik abruptly stopped playing.
"How old are you, darling?" he asked the girl. A few moments of silence later, he exclaimed, "Fifteen? JESUS."
"Awwwwww," cooed a woman nearby. "She's a baaaaaaby."
"So do you know what your parents were doing to this song before you were born?"
As fans applauded and laughed, a few of them turned to one another with open mouths, silently relaying the message, "Oh no, he didn't." It was by far the funniest moment all evening, and it conveyed an eagerness that had otherwise been missing from the night's entertainment.
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