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I Spy: THON 2017 Edition

Spending 46 hours in one place will inevitably get a little boring — even if it’s jam-packed with pump-up music, Joe Jonas, and line dance performances. Finding a decent way to pass the time can be daunting, but we’ve got your back.

The BJC is a sea of neon and light-up signs this weekend and it sets a perfect scene for I Spy. Try your best to locate these quirky little things and watch the time pass:

1. I *heart* YINZ poster

Pittsburgh folk are out here reppin’ their beloved hometown slang in the BJC with this creative poster.

2. Inflatable Dinosaur

This inexplicable dinosaur has been floating around throughout the pit. It really doesn’t make much sense, but it sure does look fun and it puts a smile on our faces.

3. Yellow Neon Tanks & Tees

Last year, it seemed like red was the new black–but this year? It’s neon, neon, neon all the way.

4. Ohana’s Four-Diamonds Hands Posters

Possibly the most instagrammed picture this weekend will be the Four-Diamonds hands symbol thrown up over a background of a colorful BJC. Ohana took this fan-favorite hand symbol and turned it into a pretty impressive cut-out poster.

5. Balls

Tennis balls, foam balls, bouncy balls–you name it, THON’s got it.

6. American Flag Everything

Maybe the recent election has gotten THON goers feeling a little bit more patriotic this year. Whatever the reason, there’s a considerable amount of American flag-themed everything this year. Letters, bandanas, leggings, tanks, and tees are all showing up for the U.S.A.

7. Colorful Leis

These are a classic staple at any THON — right up there with the tutus and colorful socks.

8. The Lorax Poster

Who doesn’t love the Lorax? This poster is a sweet one, especially for the kids. A little Dr. Seuss is a mood booster for sure.

9. Nittany Lion Ears

The Nittany Lion is a crowd-favorite, of course. Some fans even like to wear his ears — look out for them all weekend.

10. Free Hugs Guy

In need of a pick me up? Go find the guy walking around the BJC with a “Free Hugs” sign and get yourself one. Make sure you packed some deodorant though, this poor man is probably dealing with some serious B.O. from people who want hugs.

11. The Ohio State Would Sit During THON poster

Yep, this exists.

Bonus: Joe Jonas

Former Jo-Bro member and current lead singer of the band DNCE took the BJC by surprise this evening when he popped up on stage after an impromptu rap battle. If you were one of the fortunate few to experience his performance, consider yourself blessed: Twitter didn’t fare as well.

We hope you get at least five minutes of entertainment from this game.

About the Author

Emma Dieter

Emma is a sophomore from the ever popular "right-outside" Philly area studying labor employment relations and PR. She has been a Penn Stater from cradle and will continue to bleed blue and white, 'til grave. She loves trashy romance novels, watching Netflix, and crying over cute videos of dogs. If you ever want to talk more with her about how great she is, or simply have other inquiries, feel free to email her at [email protected]



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