[Photo Story] The Life Of Lenina Crowne

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During the week, they go their separate ways, but on weekends you can find them playing gigs at bars and clubs all over State College.

Lenina Crowne consists of five students and alumni: Eric Faust, Tom Geeza, Eric Seidle, Dave Alexander, and Greg Ford. Lenina Crowne plays at Cafe 210 West on Thursday nights, Darkhorse Tavern on Friday nights, and the Phyrst on Saturday nights.

The band may only reincarnate on the weekends, but the life of Lenina Crowne extends beyond the stage.

Lenina Crowne practices in the basement of a band member’s home in State College.

Eric Seidle dances along to the beat of his bass at a show at Cafe 210 West.

Eric Seidle changes his engine oil with the help of his his girlfriend, Elizabeth Rockey.

Eric Seidle and Elizabeth Rockey sit by the fire at Harvest Fields in Boalsburg.

Lead singer Eric Faust performs at Darkhorse Tavern on a Friday night for a local crowd.

Eric Faust watches television with his roommate, Dylan Rush, at their home in Port Matilda, PA.

Eric Faust sets up his pedals before the show at Darkhorse on a Friday night.

Eric Faust, also a teacher at Bald Eagle High School in Bellefonte, arranges quizzes he graded on Oct. 20, 2016.

Tom Geeza, the lead guitarist, prepares for a gig at Cafe 210 West.

Tom Geeza works in a lab at Hosler Building at Penn State. He is currently pursuing a PhD in environmental engineering.

Tom Geeza pushes his bike to class on Election Day in State College.

Tom Geeza and Greg Ford enjoys a nice dinner outside on a beautiful evening.

Drummer Greg Ford performs at Cafe 210 West.

Greg Ford ties flies for fishing at his home in State College.

Greg Ford fishes for bass at Spring Creek.

Greg Ford fixes his motorcycle on a warm evening.

Greg Ford waits in traffic while on his way to perform in State College Friday.

Dave Alexander, keyboardist and saxophonist, plays his keyboard at Darkhorse Tavern.

Dave Alexander, keyboardist, saxophonist, and graduate student at Penn State, browses for books in Pattee-Paterno Libraries.

Lenina Crowne rocks the stage at Cafe 210 West.

Lenina Crowne’s Eric Seidle, Tom Geeza, Eric Faust, Dave Alexander, and Greg Ford share weekend memories they’ll never forget.

Photo By: Arif Aminuddin
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