Mere hours after the Saints lost the final playoff game, several hundred people slowly filled the sold-out House of Blues as Albert Hammond, Jr. (formerly of the Strokes) came on as opening act to Incubus. Voices muttered about the defeat and a sense of shock kept the room from watching the stage. There were no bouncing heads, no knee-bops, no swaying hips, but not because the audience was not into it. Albert Hammond, Jr.’s sweetly melancholy lyrics lost their effect on the already depressed crowd. The band left the stage as one might leave a funeral after expressing one’s condolences. Shortly after, when someone started chanting “Screw the Bears” and “Who Dat,” the room roared with angst-ridden response. Incubus took the pulse of the audience and went into an instrumental version of “When the Saints Go Marching In,” instantly capturing the listeners’ attention and revving the adrenaline level for the remainder of the show.