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Crowd-Favorite Lenina Crowne Rocks the THON 2015 Stage

Folk-rock Lenina Crowne, a group made up entirely of former Penn State students, played and energized a packed BJC this afternoon.

The indie-folk group performed at THON for the first time last year, and went on to win the Movin’ On Battle of the Bands, giving them the opening spot in the Spring festival’s lineup. They’ve recently made a name for themselves playing the State College bar scene.

The five-member band, lead by frontman Eric Faust, is known for it’s folk sound and upbeat covers. The group certainly didn’t disappoint at THON 2015. They brought up the crowd’s energy playing a mix of covers and original songs.

“Wake up, we’re going to have some fun,” said Faust from the stage. “If you took a break from dancing it’s time to start again.”

The band opened with an energetic cover of “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

They also pumped up the crowd with covers like “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles, “Gold Digger” by Kanye West, and even the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song, but their cover of “Hey Ya” by Outkast seemed to be the crowd-favorite. They also performed their original song entitled “Ghost.”

They closed the performance with a soulful cover of “Hey Jude” by the Beatles.

Their genre-bending covers and energetic performance definitely made them a highlight of THON 2015.

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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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