Snakehips Make Sure Another Friday Night Isn’t Wasted With Movin’ On Set
Electronic music duo Snakehips make sure another Friday night wasn’t wasted at the IM Fields for Movin’ On 2019.
I know I just said electronic duo, but I was still surprised to see just two guys standing in the middle of the stage at something of a DJ booth. Seriously, there were no instruments. Is this what modern music is?
It was sort of like one of those dance party radio stations where all of the songs blend together…or I guess like listening to any DJ act while hanging out at Champs. Maybe I wasn’t the best person to cover this act, because I couldn’t help feeling like I just didn’t ~get it~. The people around me mostly seemed to be having an awesome time, though.
There’s always an artist or two at any given Movin’ On that has a handful of recognizable songs but can’t really fill up the whole set time with original music. Last year I covered Judah & The Lion, who killed it with the crowd by playing a rendition of Mr. Brightside by The Killers.
Snakehips partially fell into this category as well, but pumped up the crowd with its own series of throwbacks, from “Wild Thoughts” by DJ Khaled to “Get Low” by Lil Jon to “Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg.
By the time the group pulled out some Drake, the crowd was visibly starting to feel the effects of the wind. A remix of “Pumped Up Kicks” took Penn Staters back five years to when Foster the People performed at the Bryce Jordan Center in 2014. Only super seniors will remember. To their credit, these folks are dedicated to the cause and stuck it out to dance along with the rest of the Snakehips bops.
As far as originals go, the crowd played good sports for “Either Way,” even if most people were still waiting to bop to Snakehips’ biggest hit to date, “All My Friends.” Things got wild when that track finally came on, and Penn State clearly wouldn’t have it any other way.
All in all, Snakehips was worth the wait of being delayed slightly due to the weather. Expect the IM Fields crowd to continue growing as they await A$AP Ferg up next.
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Killens previously officiated in the American Athletic Conference and the former Alliance of American Football.
Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s have made Arts Fest 2019 a glorious weekend in Happy Valley.
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