“Hall & Oates are the new Velvet Underground”

Last night my boy and I took a trip up to the Hollywood Bowl to catch Hall and Oates.

I’ll be honest with you: I’ve never been a Hall & Oates fan. Which is not to say that I disliked them, I was just never that familiar with their oeuvre. When my boyfriend and I got together two years ago, he was prone to busting out Hall & Oates songs in the car, singing along to the iPod. I needed to keep up, so he gave me all his files and now they make appearances on my playlists as well.

So, when I saw they were playing the Bowl, I got excited.

They opened up their show with Maneater, and followed up with all their hits, like One on One, Family Man, and Rich Girl. They did the title track from 2003’s Do It For Love, and a few tracks from the 2004 covers album (my personal favorite of which is Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On?). I am sad to report they did not perform Kiss on my List, which my boyfriend and I will both sing along to in the car.

Being in our mid-twenties, I felt much the same way last night as I did when we went to go see The Eagles perform last year at the Pond Honda Center: the only people in our age bracket there without our parents.

Anyhow, I had a blast and if you ever get a chance to see Hall and Oates, it’s totally worth it. I’ve never seen so many vanilla MILFs shaking their butts. I’m sure the freeflowing Trader Joe’s wine made all the difference.

4 Replies to ““Hall & Oates are the new Velvet Underground””

  1. I went to the Friday concert and they did perform “Kiss on my List.” I guess they sang some different songs on each night. I would have loved to go to both shows if I knew that! They really know how to put on a good show.

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