at the University at Buffalo's Fallfest
September 5, 1998, Amherst, NY
I've been wanting to see Goldfinger for a couple years now, so when Darrin said they'd be playing at UB, I had to be there!!
Singer John switched spots with Western New York's own Darrin Pfeiffer, who came out to sing a mocking rendition of Buffalo's other hit export, the Goo Goo Dolls's "Iris". Darrin then got the crowd going and climbed all over the stage, yelling out some of Chumbawumba's "Tubthumping." It was entertaining, but I think he's a better drummer than singer ;).
Since this was a festival, there were two other totally non-related bands playing, those being the sugarhill gang, and busta rhymes. Needless to say, this is why we got there at just 8 o'clock. But it also unfortunately meant a lot of kids were there just to see band X or band Z, and not all for the good band (that being Goldfinger of course!).