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Founder’s Day Celebration To Be (fun.)-Filled

On February 27, also known as Founder’s Day, not only will there be a daylong celebration for Penn State’s birthday, but at 8 p.m., in Alumni Hall, fun. and Parachute are set to perform. The collaboration between SPA and Lion Ambassadors to organize this year’s event will also feature games, free stuff, cupcakes, a photo booth, as well as many other fun-filled birthday festivities.

The event will be free to all students, and will be ticketless. All you need to get into the show is your Penn State student ID.

fun., who were featured in last week’s Music Monday, has gained a huge amount of attention for their hit song, ‘We Are Young,’ which was featured in Glee. The (almost) supergroup trio of Nate Ruess (formerly the frontman of The Format), Jack Antonoff (vocalist and guitarist for Steel Train), and Andrew Dost (former multi-instrumentalist for Anathallo) will release their second album, Some Nights on the 21st. Their debut album Aim and Ignite featured many catchy, upbeat jams, such as ‘Walking The Dog,’ and ‘Light a Roman Candle With Me.’

For your listening enjoyment, here’s ‘Walking the Dog’ and a new song from Some Nights, entitled ‘Carry On.’

Are catchy, upbeat bands not your thing? Have no fear! Charlottesville, Virginia natives Parachute will also be performing. If you’ve never heard of them, they’re definitely worth a listen. Their music can easily be compared to that of Augustana and Secondhand Serenade. Their debut album Losing Sleep, features the hit ‘She is Love,’ and their sophomore release, The Way It Was, features the tearjerker song, ‘Forever and Always.’ Rumor has it that ‘White Dress,’ also from The Way It Was, was written for Taylor Swift.

Here’s an acoustic version of ‘She is Love,’ as well as ‘White Dress’ to get you pumped up for the upcoming show.


About the Author

Meghin Moore

Meghin is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in English. She transferred from the Harrisburg campus as a junior to finish out her schooling at University Park. She has a passion for all things music, fashion, art, and food. She's a Pennsylvania native (born outside of Pittsburgh, and lived in Lebanon for 11 years), but resides in Virginia when she's not in school, and has moved a total of ten times in her life, mostly thanks to the military.


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