Tonight at THON, Movin' On surprised all the dancers and the entire crowd packed into the Bryce Jordan Center by revealing the remaining acts who will be playing at Movin' On 2013. The headliner, MGMT was revealed in December.
As I approached Jerry, I could see that he was starting to feel the pain of standing for 27 hours. However, desperate fleeting grimaces of physical discomfort, his spirit was as high as it could possibly be. Here is what he had to say:
Looking strong as an ox, Joel approached me with a smile that would swoon even the coldest of hearts. Confessing that he is awful at writing blog posts, Joel left us with few words again. But that's all he needed to share his modest perspective of the first half of his dancing experience:
Thousands of people have been tweeting about THON since Friday afternoon. Earlier this weekend, #THON13 even trended in the United States for a short time. Most recently though, #THON13 began trending in an entirely different hemisphere. Yes, we're talking about Hong Kong.
They say you haven't made it until someone makes a Twitter account about you. And so @TheTHONLine was born. It was only a matter of time, I suppose.
Last year, the Penn State community endured the loss of freshman Courtney O'Bryan when she passed away in a car accident en route to a weekend canning trip. To honor her memory, THON announced the creation of the Courtney O'Bryan Volunteer Award to “recognize the volunteer who most embodies O’Bryan’s charitable work and dedication to THON’s mission” and her mother presented the award tonight.