The third band to perform on the Four Diamonds stage during THON 2014 was Digital Getdown–no, not the ‘N SYNC song, but the self-proclaimed, “not your quintessential cover band” hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Showing off its wide range of musical capabilities, Digitial Getdown wasted no time trying to get down (so punny, I know) with spectators at the BJC early this morning–whether or not they were successful is a different question entirely.
Let’s start by saying that these guys were no Lenina Crowne. They play a total of fifteen different songs, and by the looks of things here in press row, the crowd reacted positive to just one – N’SYNC’s Tearin’ Up My Heart. Audience apathy towards the band could very well have been a result of the early performance time, but let’s face it: Something is terribly wrong when a Penn State crowd doesn’t collectively burst into song upon hearing Wagon Wheel.
Personal opinions aside, one-for-fifteen is not exactly a successful approval ratio for a cover band that probably hopes to be invited back next year for THON 2015.