Rocking Out with Hall & Oates

Nothing cooking this time around. It was a pizza night, and then off we went to rock out with the legendary duo, Hall & Oates. They have so much great music and have been rocking the world for many, many years. We were supposed to go last year, but then COVID turned the world upside down and put life on hold. The concert was postponed and last night was the night. It was finally here. It was a bit surreal too.

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All the Daryl Hall and John Oates realness we saw at DTE Energy Theatre

Hall & Oates have so many great hits. They played a lot of them too, but there is no way they could play them all in the time that was allotted. Musically, they still sound great, but I hate to say it, Daryl Hall is beginning to loose his voice a bit. He can’t hit those high notes he is so famous for anymore. But then again, they have been rocking the world since the 70’s and he and John Oates are now both in their 70’s, so they still deserve a lot of credit, and overall, they still sounded great and it was a fun evening. Their music has touched a lot of people all over the world for many, many years.

This is a shot of the stage before the bands came out. The Ball Arena (formerly the Pepsi Center) holds about 18,000 people. It was not a full house, but there were still quite a fair number of fans that showed up to enjoy the music. We estimated there were about 7,500 people in attendance.

The opening act for Hall & Oates was Squeeze, another British 80’s band. They sounded good too, but once again, the years of rocking the world are beginning to show their ware and tear. But then, I can’t say anything, because my age is showing too. We have all rotated round the sun more than a few times.

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It was a fun evening, and the first big concert we have gone to since COVID. Hopefully there will still be a lot more fun times ahead like this yet to come.

Keep rockin’ on, and take it all in stride. Make the most out of your days while you still can. Tomorrow is always a day away. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

16 thoughts on “Rocking Out with Hall & Oates”

    1. They were really good, but at first you could tell Darryl Hall wasn’t comfortable. But he warmed up once he got onto his piano. He can’t hit the high notes like he used to though, but they were still very good and fun to see.


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