Zedd’s Moment of Clarity at the BJC

photo 3-1Zedd’s electronic beats drew in a crowd of multicolor-dressed concertgoers on Friday during his stop at Penn State as part of his “Moment of Clarity” tour.

Anton Zaslavski, more commonly known by his stage name Zedd, played his worldwide favorites such as “Spectrum” and “Clarity” along with remixes of some other song favorites such as “Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris and “I Love It” by Icona Pop.

His impressive light show wowed crowds and added to the concert, as it went along to his beats and left the crowd stunned, song after song. His nearly two-hour performance had a sold-out floor audience and general admission crowd bopping to his songs. Girls were mostly dressed in highlighter-toned shirts and shorts, with headbands or sunglasses as accessories.

Zedd’s infectious upbeat energy first caught the attention of EDM favorite Skrillex. Since then, Zedd has produced music for stars like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, as well as collaborated with artists like Matthew Koma, Foxes and Ellie Goulding. The 24-year-old German native has concerts lined up all over the eastern seaboard in the upcoming days, from Boston down to Tampa.

Zedd opened up his concert on Friday with fan favorite Spectrum and a matching sun-like light show display. He then went through some of his popular songs, both old and new, as well as remixes of well-known songs by Jay-Z and Florence Welch.

Although EDM concerts are known for substance-usage, Friday night’s concert went smoothly and was the first in a series of EDM concerts that will be coming to Penn State. Bassnectar will be coming to the BJC in October and Adventure Club will be revisiting Levels Nightclub in November.

Photo by Kimberly Valarezo