Daryl Hall & John Oates perform with Squeeze at Jones Beach

By Lee Danuff
It was the 1980s at Jones Beach Thursday night - and the heat was on for Squeeze and Hall & Oates at the venue. 
Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, original members of Squeeze and authors of the band's songs, ran through a litany of hits with passion and soul. "Black Coffee in Bed," "Tempted" and "Pulling Mussels" had the packed crowd at Jones Beach dancing as if it was 1984.
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Daryl Hall & John Oates opened their enormous Top 10 song book that dates back to the '70s with crowd-favorite hits, including "Rich Girl," "She’s Gone" and a beautiful piano version of "Sara Smile."
Hall & Oates perform at Jones Beach
Hall & Oates were joined by longtime saxophonist Charles DeChant, whose warm lines weaved in and out effortlessly with the rest of the band.  Despite being plagued with some monitor and sound issues, the band held their tight groove during the performance.
The tour will continue at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey on Aug. 13 before heading to New York's Saratoga Springs on Aug. 15 and to the Foxwoods Resorts Casino in Connecticut on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4
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Squeeze at Jones Beach Squeeze at Jones Beach
Jones Beach has new policies this year due to COVID-19.
There is a clear bag policy to reduce staff contact with guests. It must be a clear plastic vinyl or PVC bags, with a maximum size of 12-by-6-by-12 inches.
Small clutch bags that are approximately the size of a hand are also allowed.
Phones will now serve as tickets. Just add the ticket to a wallet or transfer to a friend before reaching the gate. Screenshots and printouts will not be accepted.
Jones Beach will not accept cash. People who want to use cash will have to convert the money through a cash-to-card system at guest services.