A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Lights Up The HUB For SPA Day 2018
Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie put on a solid performance in Alumni Hall Friday night, pumping up the crowd with his wavy flow. The Bronx-born artist put on a set at the HUB to commemorate the third annual SPA Day Celebration before heading over to ENVY Nightclub to perform for its one-year anniversary bash.
The young rapper got the audience into it early by performing “Ransom” from his 2016 mixtape “TBA.” A Boogie then rolled into another one of his first early hits, rapping “Jungle” from his debut album “Artist.”
A Boogie’s DJ noted the 22-year old’s sophomore project “The Bigger Artist” is just 50,000 sales away from becoming a platinum album. They also took time to promote A Boogie’s new remix on Maroon 5’s hit song “Wait” that was just released, even though he did not perform the new song.
The New Yorker wrapped up his concert with a flurry of his best tracks to date. The artist spit his parts on his song with 21 Savage called “Undefeated.” A Boogie proceeded to do the same a few moments later when rapping his most popular song to date: “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black.
The Bronx native performed “No Promises” towards the end of his set, one of his most popular songs that doesn’t include a feature from another artist.
A Boogie’s concert may have had too much energy before it even started. A late-arriving crowd caused a huge hold up at the door just moments before the start of the performance. SPA is allowed a capacity limit of 1,000 students at its concerts in Alumni Hall, giving out wristbands to admitted students. During the delay in handing out the wristbands, many of the students in line began to get restless and start pushing up on the front gate.
One SPA official compared the crowd’s behavior to that of a “mob mentality” as students began arguing with event staff and officers from Penn State campus police. Eventually, the situation was deemed unsafe, and the remaining students in the lobby waiting in line were asked to leave.
While the crowd was pretty lively for the event, it did seem to be impacted by the events that took place before it even began. A few dozen students were still arguing at the entrance an hour after the concert’s scheduled start.
Despite the chippy situation, no injuries or altercations were reported.
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