Hundreds of music lovers attended the annual Movin’ On concert on April 28 on the Blue Band field. The concert brought performances from Zach Wade & The Good Grief, Love and Theft, Clean Bandit, D.R.A.M, All Time Low and Two Door Cinema Club.
Clean Bandit, popular for their song “Rather Be,” performed several other songs before ending with the hit. They also performed a new single called “Symphony.” The group brought some uniqueness to the stage with their live violinist.
D.R.A.M followed up with some of his most famous songs, including “Broccoli” and a cover of “Molly Percocet.” D.R.A.M, who’s real name is Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, is a rapper from Virginia.
The next act was a blast from the past for many of the audience members — All Time Low took the stage. The pop punk group has been around since 2003. They are popular for some throwbacks, such as “Dear Maria, Count Me In” from 2007.
They opened the set with another popular song, “Weightless,” which immediately amped up the crowd. One girl immediately rammed through the crowd like a running bull all the way from the back of the audience. The band ended with their hit “Dear Maria, Count Me In.”
Rachel DelGrego, a freshman, was excited to hear the band, saying “I just want them to play ‘Dear Maria,’ it’s such a throwback for me.”
Plenty of people decided to crowd surf during the All Time Low set. Although it is a little unsafe to be carried through the crowd by strangers, a moment of cooperation came when a man in a wheel chair crowd surfed all the way to the front of the audience.
At around 9:30 p.m., Two Door Cinema Club took to the stage. Before performing, however, they riled up the crowd by playing the Penn State Seven Nation Army chant. The band started with one of their hit songs, “Undercover Martyn.”
Two Door Cinema Club is an indie rock/electronic Irish band. Some other popular songs by the group are “What You Know” and “Sleep Alone.”
All Time Low had been a bit more interactive with the crowd, making jokes and talking to crowd members in dinosaur costumes, but Two Door Cinema Club still kept the mood up by using flashing lights with their beats.
So, Penn State, what did you think of Movin’ On 2017? Tweet @ValleyMag and let us know!