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The Red Hotts (Very Loudly) Rock The BJC Saturday Afternoon

The Red Hotts took to the stage at the BJC on Saturday afternoon to perform in front of a relatively packed crowd. THON spectators, who were energized ahead of the Pep Rally, danced in the stands as the band performed pop and rock classics.

To start the act, The Red Hotts launched into “Party In The USA” by Miley Cyrus, which the crowd dutifully sung along to. Next, the band performed a rendition of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake followed by “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers and “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi. The atmosphere in the BJC during “Livin’ On A Prayer” was electric.

Photo: Trevor Hayes

After the rock detour, The Red Hotts dished out “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston to get the BJC dancing again. To keep the pace going, the band performed “Your Love” by The Outfield, “All The Small Things” and “Please Tell Me Why” by blink-182, and “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk.

At this point in the performance, the Bryce Jordan Center hit capacity and the packed lower bowl was definitely getting more hype. Right on cue, the Red Hotts launced into “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes and the entire BJC chanted accordingly. Without a beat, the band started in on “Locked Out Of Heaven” by Bruno Mars followed by “Ride Wit Me” by Nelly, “Going Back to Cali” and “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G. The Red Hotts kept it up with the throwbacks with a rendition of “Umbrella” by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z and capped off the performance with “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” by Fall Out Boy. The volume on the speakers might have been a little loud, but the energy was just right.

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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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