Yes, I found it weird after paying $100 for tickets that people in suits had their cars parked under I-95 in the far ends of Fishtown. But stepping inside The Fillmore for the first time was a whirlwind. Bars everywhere you look, and even though they don't have Bulleit, their liquor selection isn't half bad.
Hall & Oates performed just predictably. Not a ton of energy, but sounded solid and smiled enough. The lighting and sound were both flawless, so there wasn't much that could go wrong. Mayor Nutter even introduced the Philly-formed band onto the stage for the opening night "ceremony."
I'm not sure if the area neighboring Sugar House will really want a beautiful new concert venue, but it was pretty nice to photograph.