Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame members Daryl Hall and John Oates, AKA Hall And Oates, proved they’ve still got it, with plenty left in the tank during their solid performance at the Grandstand on a comfortable (weather-wise) Wednesday night.
The famous duo played a setlist full of timeless hits from the early to mid 80s with flawless execution. The fans were loving every minute of it as they sang along and danced from their seats and even, for some, the isles. People were also seen dancing on the outside of the venue, as the show could be heard perfectly throughout the Fair.
Hall paired his signature tinted sunglasses with a black leather jacket and a red guitar strap that read “Live From Daryl’s House” in yellow letters. Oates still has his signature mustache and curly locks, and wore an open white embellished jacket.
They started off hot from the get-go, with one of their greatest hits from 1982: “Man-Eater.” It was followed by “Out Of Touch” from their 1984 album Big Bam Boom. Other songs that I heard from the outside were “Method Of Modern Love,” “One On One,” “Say It Isn’t So,” and “I Can’t Go For That / No Can Do.”
They even performed a cover of The Righteous Brothers mega-hit “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.”
The crowd knew, as the band left the stage, that the best was yet to come during the encore. Absolutely packed with 4 of their best songs, they started with “Rich Girl,” followed by “Kiss On My List,” and “Private Eyes.” They ended the night with their greatest hit, “You Make My Dreams.”
The Minnesota State Fair started the fireworks immediately following the performance, literally ending this night of great music with a bang!