Go Go Gadjet Sparks the Crowd in Final Moments of THON 2014

Go Go Gadjet brought a high-energy set with them as they successfully motivated the entire Bryce Jordan Center with feelings of hope and optimism during the another epic THON appearance.

The five man band opened up with a cover of “Holy Grail” that started with a haunting intro and a hardcore crescendo. From there, “Can’t Hold Us” had the BJC bouncing off the walls as THON dancers grew eager for the total reveal. The band was hype for their biggest show of the year. You could tell from the stage presence that they were ready to entertain.

Following covers of “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Stay the Night” was most lively rendition of “Wake Me Up” throughout the entire weekend. But they didn’t stop there. They followed up with a surprise country anthem “Country Girl (Shake it For Me)”  by Luke Bryan. And then there was Zombie Nation. If dancers were depleted of the their second and third wind, this was their loving spoonful.

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“Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls was a remarkably captivating crowd favorite to the point where you could feel the communal spirit engulf your surroundings. Catharsis is an understatement.

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons showed the true talent of Go Go Gadjet. They broke down the song into a rapid, rat-tat-tat of war drums that resembled the chaotic beating of your heart. The sight becomes so diluted when putting it into words that it’s best to let your imagination run wild.

The band closed with another common cover from the weekend: “Roar” by Katy Perry.  But this cover was different from a visual perspective when they were accompanied by THON children and committee members. The song drew to a close, the band thanked everyone in the BJC, and they strode off the stage to the tune of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On a Prayer.”

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Leo Dillinger

Penn State Junior, Print Journalism Major, Minors in English and Sociology, Writer of Arts, Entertainment, News, Tomfoolery and Opinion.

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