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Aaron Carter Throws His Third State College Party

Teen dream Aaron Carter brought the party to Levels Nightclub last night, performing for the third time in State College in the past two years.

You may remember Carter as teen heartthrob of the early 2000’s, back when his most successful album, Aaron’s Party, reached triple-platinum. More than a decade later, Carter still seems to be a hit among Penn State students who were fans of his music back in his heyday, as he packed Levels for a second time.

He certainly didn’t disappoint the enthusiastic crowd. Following two opening acts, Carter burst onto the stage flanked by some scantily clad dancers, complete with synchronized dance moves that only someone from the boy band-era 2000’s could pull off.

Most of the crowd was clearly there to bring back some nostalgia; every time Carter enthusiastically told the crowd the next song was from his new album there was an audible groan from the overwhelmingly female crowd. But though Carter shined when he played his throwback hits like “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It)” and crowd favorite “I Want Candy,” the set still drew a good response even during the lesser-known songs.

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The show had some odd moments, as one might expect. At one point, Carter stopped the set in order to hold a five-minute “wiggle dance contest” between some of the female members of the audience. A bunch of girls flooded the stage before getting kicked off a few moments later when their dance moves proved unsatisfactory.

“The show was very risqué, for lack of a better word,” opined student Lindsey Hutterer. “It was awesome though.”

Despite some of the weirdness, Carter seemed genuinely thankful for the crowd’s welcome.

“For you guys, it’s only $15 dollars to be here, but you’re giving me my life back,” said Carter towards the end of his set.

He closed the show with his new hip hop-influenced single, “Ooh Wee.”

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Sarah Caskie

Sarah is a senior majoring in Journalism. She can usually be found at Saint’s looking up cat videos, or writing about music and stuff. She can be reached on Twitter at @classycaskie or via email at [email protected]

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