Well, I live in a small college city. The home of Darius Rucker, the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, incidentally. I always got the impression that they are a “frat band” because they used to play a lot of frat parties, which begat frat boys going to their shows.
Their live show is entertaining; Og knows I’ve seen them a zillion times. (The Music Farm used to be the only decent club to see a band, therefore if Hootie was playing, your choices were limited.) But then again, my musical taste ranges from Social Distortion to Barry Manilow, so I’m no great judge.