Hall. And. Oates. You guys! As a teen of the 80s, I could sing along with every song this duo played during their stop at Red Rocks, and most of the crowd was right there with me, even in a torrent of rain. Yeah, it was pretty clear they have slowed down as they approach their 70s (no one informed their hair of their impending age), but I never thought a Hall and Oates show in 2016 would be anything other than a trip down memory lane.
What did surprise me was the choice of highly hip and energetic openers, Trombone Shorty plus Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Sharon is 60 herself and battling cancer, but you would never have guessed that as she bounced around the stage. I have photographed Trombone Shorty once before, and he continues to be an absolute powerhouse.
Thank you all for the night of fun and nostalgia!