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Bryce Vine Takes Happy Valley To ‘La La Land’ For Movin’ On 2019

The clouds seemed to clear up just in time for Bryce Vine to take the stage at Movin’ On 2019, which was delayed for more than an hour due to the weather. Slowly but surely, Penn State students began to flock to the IM Fields to celebrate their last day of classes and take a short trip to “La La Land.”

Vine, the 30-year-old artist from Los Angeles, walked on stage at exactly 5:30 p.m. (right on time) wearing wire-rimmed glasses, a slick jean jacket, and vans — definitely sending out some cool California vibes. He opened his set with the single “On the Ball,” which was released in 2018, before briefly greeting the Happy Valley crowd.

He transitioned into another one of his hit singles, “Sunflower Seeds,” but this is where things started to go a little awry. I couldn’t tell if the bass was too overpowering, or if the microphone simply wasn’t working properly, but it was extremely difficult to hear anything he was saying. All of the lyrics were muffled and hard to make out.

Luckily, things did get better and the problem seemed to go away for the remainder of the set. Vine treated the audience to “Los Angeles,” a song written about his hometown, and finally got the crowd involved with the single “Bang Bang.” The DJ also engaged the audience, playing the trumpet and showcasing some of his own musical talents.

Vine performed a new song for the crowd before building up the hype for the final part of the set with some of his better-known classics, including “Where the Wild Things Are,” “La La Land,” “Glamorama,” and “Drew Barrymore.”

“If you’re planning on going apeshit at any point tonight, this is the time to do it,” Vine said. And he wasn’t wrong.

The crowd went wild during “La La Land” when Vine changed some of the lyrics. “Hey baby, waste your time with me in Pennsylvania,” sent the crowd into an uproar of cheers. Vine also made sure to take out his phone and record a short video of the audience — all for the ‘gram.

The popular anthem “Sour Patch Kids” was the last song of the night for Vine, and it could not have been a better choice as everyone seemed to be singing along. After hurling some water into the audience and ending the song, Vine thanked Nittany Nation and concluded with — what else? — a “We Are” chant.

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About the Author

Rory Pelella

Rory is a sophomore from Binghamton, New York and one of Onward State's News Editors. She has been bleeding blue and white ever since her older siblings decided to create a family dynasty in Happy Valley. She loves anything Penn State (especially Yallah), the Yankees and Giants, and a good old fashioned New York slice. Feel free to email her at [email protected] or follow her on twitter @rorypelella.

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