In Focus: The Breakfast celebrate the 80’s during Halloween return to Albany

Billed as a ‘Fonghoulish Freakout at The Hollow,’ The Breakfast reunited for a rare show in their 20th anniversary year to celebrate Halloween with a variety of 80’s songs in tow. If you ever wanted to hear The Breakfast play “Don’t You Forget About Me” from The Breakfast Club, then you were in for a treat. “Let’s Dance,” “White Wedding” and Toto’s “Africa” were standouts among fan favorites, including originals “Hard Luck Harry” and “Honey Butter,” as well as jams on “Thriller” and “Axel F.”

An encore of “Synergy” had Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” lyrics modified slightly as Tim Palmiere sang ‘You Can Call Me Albany,‘ to the delight of the crowd.

Opening the night was Albany’s Wurliday, with frontman Justin Henricks dressed as John Lennon c. 1974, and aptly played “Come Together” as part of the band’s musical costume.

The Breakfast is in Colorado this weekend for two shows at Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple, then play in late November in New Hampshire and Connecticut.

Wurliday setlist: Mill House, Action Love, Come Together, Getting There, Clyde*, Kissin’ My Love, Float On, Give it Up, Who R U?, You’re on my mind, Take me There.

*with Adrian Tramontano on drums

The Breakfast setlist: The Power of Love > Drunk Monk Bar, Honey Butter > White Wedding, Phaddy Boom Baddy, Don’t You Forget About Me > Shotgun Butterfly, Hard Luck Harry > Take On Me > Hard Luck Harry, Beef Barley > Head Over Heels, Let’s Dance > Rufus > Frankly, Africa > The Chase, Buquebus.

Encore: Synergy > You Can Call me Al(bany) > Synergy

Check out photos from Zatchmo Lives Media below.

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