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Texts From Last Night: THON Dancer Edition

Onward State’s own Sean Gregory stood 46 hours for the kids on behalf of Penn State Thespians. We decide to ask him three questions in random increments throughout the weekend.

  1. How are you feeling?
  2. What time do you think it is?
  3. What’s your favorite memory since we last talked?

Here are his responses:

*Editor’s note: We included his typos

Friday, 7:16 p.m. 

  2. Probably like a little after 7. Probably
  3. LINE DANCE 2K16

FRIDAY 8:39 P.M. 

  1. About to eat, very excited
  2. Around 9
  3. Just finished our Children’s Show with all the kids in the Cove

Friday, 10:26 p.m. 

  1. I hit the quan like its my job
  2. Probs like 10 or a little after
  3. Just found our families letters to the dancers in the inspiration hallway

Friday, 10:58 p.m. 

  1. Hey Jude
  2. 11ish
  3. Getting destroyed by a kid in a water gun fight

Saturday, 12:14 a.m. 

  1. They started playing angsty music thank god
  2. Midnight probs
  3. Our second family got here woot woot

Saturday, 1:47 a.m. 

  1. Sweaty
  2. 1:47
  3. Just found a massive four square game so reliving my elementary glory days

Saturday, 3:53 a.m. 

  1. Pensive while playing giant Jenga
  2. I’m gonna say like 4

Saturday, 6:16 a.m. 

  1. Wish there were more bathrooms
  2. Probs like 6
  3. The awkward 90s band

Saturday, 7:57 a.m.

sean and mike the mailman


Saturday, 11:00 a.m. 

  1. Just got a smoothie from my old director so feeling smooth
  2. Probs like 11
  3. The crazy ethnic dance thing with the clappy wooden things

*Editor’s note: It was a strawberry and raspberry smoothie 

Saturday, 7:20 p.m. 

  1. Reinvigorated, just changed clothes, feel like a new man
  2. I’m gonna go with 6
  3. I did my first slides of strength and even though it seemed kinds icky while watching it, it was actually a blessing

Saturday, 9:51 p.m. 

  1. Ready to get lit 4 this pep rally
  2. Probs like 8

Sunday, 12:31 a.m. 

  1. I will say that my legs hurt I places that I didn’t think legs were supposed to hurt in
  2. I’ll say like 10
  3. One of our families brought this amazing spiky ball to roll on my food and I’m in heaven

Sunday, 2:09 a.m. 

  1. I’m feeling really, really loved
  2. Guessing it’s around 2
  3. Mailcall 2016. Wow

sean mail call

Sunday, 10:26 a.m.

  1. Legs still hurt in really weird bad places but my friends are pretty cool and give good massages
  2. 10:30
  3. My dancer partner got me a shirt this has the this is fine dog on it¿ More importantly I had to say goodbye to my Moraler and she’s actually amazing

*Editor’s note: shirt for reference


Sunday, 12:27 p.m. 

  1. Little more tired, little more sore
  2. Probs 1
  3. 2013 LINE DANCE 4 LIFE

Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

  1. my heart is full
  2. gotta be near 4
  3. GGG. Always

We asked Sean to predict the total and he came in eerily close at $10.2 million.

Congrats to all the dancers!


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