Even before Orleans took to the stage Friday night at , the sky overhead looked ominous.
Still, the band, featuring cofounder and former Congressman John Hall, was sure to treat concert-goers to some of its big hits early in the evening. Crowd-pleasers included "Still The One" and "Dance With Me," whose rich melodies sounded especially good on the stage.
Earlier in the evening, the band was introduced by Assembywoman Michelle Schimel, D-Great Neck, who said she's seen the band perform live in Ithaca, and that "Love Takes Time" is a favorite.
Manorhaven Beach Park was the only New York appearance this year for the band, which rescheduled the performance after the sudden death of lead singer .
On Friday, though, the storm brought the performance to an early close, with audience members rushing home before the rain and lightening began in earnest.