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My Hero Zero Rocks The BJC After Pep Rally Saturday Night

Bar favorite My Hero Zero took to the BJC stage on Saturday night to deliver a hard-rocking performance. Although the Pep Rally is a tough act to follow, My Hero Zero has years of THON experience to back them up.

To kick off the performance, My Hero Zero launched into “I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin DeGraw before quickly switching to “Drag Me Down” by One Direction. Next, the band did a quick verse from “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris followed by a mashup of “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas and “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé.

Photo: Patrick Spurlock

My Hero Zero threw it back to a Britney Spears jam “…Baby, One More Time” followed by “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys, which the crowd really got into towards the end. After the throwbacks, My Hero Zero brought it back to recent pop hits with “24k Magic” by Bruno Mars.

Returning to throwback vibes, the band gave a rendition of “Fat Bottom Girls” by Queen followed by “Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, and “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money. At this point, My Hero Zero started in on one of the greatest songs written in recent history: “Africa” by Toto.

Photo: Patrick Spurlock

When the ’80s jams came to and end, My Hero Zero slowed it down with Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours.” To bring the pace back up, they hit the THON crowd with “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers feat. Daya followed by “My House” by Flo Rida and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. At Jason O’s command, the whole BJC jumped up and down before launching into a mashup of “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz and “California Gurls” by Katy Perry. The mashup faded smoothly into “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk.

My Hero Zero then quickly changed pace to rap and had the BJC bumping with a crowd favorite: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. After the brief rap detour, the band returned to a classic: “Shout” by the Isley Brothers.

After leading a “Let’s Go State” chant with the Nittany Lion, My Hero Zero played “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes to keep with the Penn State spirit. After leading some more Penn State chants with his trumpet in hand, Jason O returned to a calmer song, “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots.

Photo: Patrick Spurlock

Next, Jason O told the crowd they were about to embark on some ’90s songs. My Hero Zero led with “Never Let You Go” by Third Eye Blind. Keeping with the ’90s vibes, the band performed “Please Tell Me Why” by blink-182, “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove, and “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne. They followed up with another crowd favorite, “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” by Fall Out Boy.

After thanking the BJC and stating that “this is the shortest hour of our whole year,” My Hero Zero finished off the show with “Fix You” by Coldplay. With everyone’s phone flashlights held up in unison, My Hero Zero closed out the hour with a bang.

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Katie Klodowski

Katie is a senior from Pittsburgh, PA and a retired editor at Onward State. Currently, she works as a staff writer. True to her hometown, she is a fan of Steel City sports but also uses her ballet and music training to be a tough critic of all things artsy. The fastest ways to her heart are through pizza, sushi, and a solid taste in music (this means no Taylor Swift). To be constantly razzle-dazzled, follow her on all social media forms at @KatieKlodowski

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