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Byline: DEVIN GRANT
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In a way, it all came back full circle last weekend on the Isle of Palms. Hootie & the Blowfish, the band that shot to stardom a decade ago with its debut release, "Cracked Rear View," returned to Charleston to play a series of shows.
Unlike the band's show last fall at the Family Circle Tennis Stadium, which was big enough to accommodate even the most casual Hootie fan, this series of shows had a more intimate tone. For starters, the performances, which started April 21 and continued last weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, took place at the Windjammer, one of IOP's best-known landmarks. Back in the early '90s one could have seen Hootie & the Blowfish performing at the Windjammer when the band was still just a well-known local act. Just a couple of years later though, the band was selling out two consecutive nights …