Kenny Loggins was feeling sexy at the Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, something about the humidity, he said. He wasn't alone in feeling thit if the response to his love songs was any indication. When he crooned, the crowd swooned. And he crooned a lot.
As much a love feast as a concert, the evening probably was everything a fan could hope for. The music demanded little from listeners but often rewarded them with bright melodies, a cheery outlook and energetic performances. An acoustic solo set, featuring a lot of early material, had its folksy charm, and when backed by an aggressive quintet, Loggins brought some of the hits he's written recently with Michael McDonald into sharper focus. So what if much of the music wlaic and several attempts at rock failed to rise much above the level of middle-of-the-road pop. Love conquered all.
Comedian Glen Super opened, but it was his alter ego, "Mr. Bullhorn," who delivered most of the punch lines. Typically, Super would set up a scene, such as rece poor service in a restaurant, and "Mr. Bullhorn" would respond by using the device for which he's named to blare, "Attention waiters: A menu would be nice." Silly as it sounds, "Mr. Bullhorn" produced loads of laughter.