You’ve seen them at Saloon. You’ve seen them at Cafe 210. But have you seen My Hero Zero play THON 2014? In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap.
The four-member band opened up with a cover of Avicii’s hit single “Wake Me Up” with lead singer Jason O playing the acoustic guitar. This instantly caused the crowd to bounce in unity as lights flashed all around and fog billowed from the behind the stage. The Bryce Jordan Center became a supernova of sound as the band transitioned from one cover to another, ranging from “Timber,” “Starships,” and “Glad You Came,” which reached a decibel level of 103 dBA.
From there, My Hero Zero jumped into Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us” and “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness. They even threw in a medley that blended Icona Pop’s “I Love It (I Don’t Care)” and “Bulletproof” by La Roux.
The heart of the band’s set list was jam-packed with sing-a-longs like “Clarity” by Zedd, “All the Small Things” by Blink-182, and the ever popular “Shout” rendition that captivated every active participant of THON, from the floor to the nose bleeds. The band’s drummer, Noah, even took the mic as he broke down covers of “Yeah” from Usher and an uncensored version of “Get Low” from Lil Jon.
At the tail end of the set, My Hero Zero busted out synchronized dancing during “The Wobble” and broke out a brand new cover of “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons. As they brought the show home with “Livin’ on a Prayer,” the decibel level reached a staggering 106 dBA when dancers screamed out the chorus.
The entire performance made you feel like you were intoxicated by Monkey Boys or Cafe Teas. It might have been the late night hour or the routine set list that My Hero Zero brought to the Bryce Jordan Center, but the band maintained a high energy that is always embraced by semi-delusional crowd. Even though the crowd begged for an encore, My Hero Zero was escorted off the stage as THON 2014 proceeded into the night.