On July 16th, 2016, fans of all ages flowed into the Xfinity Center to enjoy the oldie tunes of Daryl Hall and John Oates. The famous duo has been around since 1970, and at age 68 and 70, proved to be still kicking it and rocking it to this day.
Upon arrival to the show, fans could be seen indulging in various snacks, such as smoothies, fried dough, and french fries.
“I’d have to give the snacks a C-”, says long time fan Julia Coelho. “It put a hole in our wallets and my fries were soggy”.
Another major fan, Alyssa Cohen remarked, “It bothers me that Xfinity does not permit outside food, considering I’ve already spent more money on food than I did on my tickets.”
Besides the food, the show was one for the books. It began with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, a powerful soul singer and her band. The next opening act was Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, who showcased his jazzy tunes originating from New Orleans.
Around 8:30, the dynamic duo took the stage with the well-known hit “Maneater.” The crowd could be seen dancing and singing along all night, re-living the good old days with Daryl and John.
“Although Hall and Oates sounded great, I was extremely disappointed that they only played for an hour and ten minutes,” says Meredith Cromidas.
Although the band offered a shorter than usual show, their encore was bound to make anyone excited. Starting with “Rich Girl” and “You Make My Dreams,” the crowd was left whooping and hollering for more.
Frank Coelho stated, “At first, I couldn’t believe they hadn’t played ‘Private Eyes’, but when they made their comeback to the stage I just knew it was on its way”. “Kiss on my List” came first, but “Private Eyes” was the closer of the night.
This number one selling duo in American history has not dubbed this tour a “Farewell Tour”, so it would be safe to assume they will be coming around again for another night of friends, food and fun.