The Best Of #THON2023 TikTok

The Bryce Jordan Center was BOOMIN’ on TikTok this past THON Weekend.

Dancers and spectators filed into the BJC for THON 2023 to dance, raise money, and spread awareness for pediatric cancer. With high energy and an amped-up crowd, THON TikTok popped off this past weekend.

Here are some of our favorite #THON2023 TikToks.

@pennstatethon Welcome to THON’s 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon. #fyp #foryou #THONWeekend2023 #ftk ♬ original sound – Penn State THON™

The official THON TikTok started the highly anticipated 46-hour dance marathon off right, with one of the more popular trends featuring Mike Wheeler of Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” THON showed an empty BJC and then switched scenes to what THON Weekend looks like in the facility.

@emilypeell THON VLOG. i apologize for my consistent mixing up of times and my delusions. i will not be walking for a weeks notice as i can’t feel my feet. 15 MIL ALL FTK! #thon #psuthon #psuthon2023 #thon23 #pennstate #pennstatethon #thon2023 ♬ original sound – emily

Emily documented her THON experience by the hour. The TikTok shows how much energy it takes to participate in the dance marathon, even as a spectator.

@onwardstate What is FT-NOT-OK to do at THON?🎗#pennstate #THON #college #FTK #PSU #student #fyp #notok ♬ Spongebob Tomfoolery – Dante9k Remix – David Snell

With responses like “bomb threat” and “clogging the toilet,” how could we not include our post in the best of #THON2023 TikToks? We asked students what was FT-NOT-OK for THON, and they certainly understood the assignment.


Best weekend ever. I sound awful

♬ original sound – jdizzy

Jdizzy’s shot voice says it all. She managed to fully encapsulate what it’s like to be at THON in the shoes of a dancer.

@mariehilbertt My favorite weekend recap ever🎗#thon2023 #pennstate #forthekids #psu #collegelife #dancemarathon ♬ Paris x welcome to new york – tswiftmusic

The vibes. The energy. Marie’s TikTok shows what THON feels and looks like, whether you’re on the floor or in the stands.

@eclipsepsu WE THON TODAY!! Some Eclipse members guessed who they think are performing tomorrow!!! #THON2023 #PSU #FTK ♬ original sound – eclipsepsu

We all thought it was going to be Big Time Rush. These guesses about who the Saturday night THON performer was going to be are good, but not as good as Whethan…sike.

@brycejordancenter we’re just being honest babe, this performance was 🔥🔥🔥 @thebandlightofficial rocked the #THON2023 stage! #PSU #PennState #THON #PennStateUniversity ♬ original sound – Bryce Jordan Center

THE BAND LIGHT was a pleasant surprise this weekend and kept the BJC entertained with its thrilling performance. This TikTok shows a sneak peek of the band and the energy the Nashville-based rock-and-roll boy band brought.

@notevasnyder ready for THON 2023 #thon #pennstate #psu ♬ original sound – ‼No longer active‼

We stan the dancer relations committee and it kicked ass by guiding and supporting the THON dancers throughout the weekend. Look at DR go.

@btsyourlocalceleb Best weekend!!! #thon2023 #psu #pennstate #CapCut ♬ Day ‘N’ Nite – Crookers Remix – Kid Cudi

These sunglasses are single-handedly the reason why the red team won Color Wars this year.

@averagekidfromeb 6AM Vibes at THON 2023 to try to keep yourself awake!! • • @psuchicks @psubarstool @pennstate • #pennstateuniversity #pennstate #thon #thon2023 #psu #fyp #foryou #foryoupage ♬ just wanna rock by sped up nightcore – crz

This one’s too real. The graveyard shift is rough, but we persevered.

@skinnylongboi @name_is_brad 🤝 FTK #pennstate #academicweapon #THON #college #ftk #student #thon2023 #fyp ♬ original sound – Coach

This might be a shameless plug, but how could I not include THE Academic Weapon? You heard it here first… Brad Kraut is For The Kids.

@lfgpennstate Some Nick Singleton side-eye 😂#THON2023 #PennStateTHON #THONweekend #psufans #pennstate #psufootball #collegefootball #FTK #sideeye #lfg ♬ original sound – user6934054176375

Side eye from Penn State football’s Nick Singleton? Say less.

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Evan Halfen

Evan Halfen is a junior broadcast journalism major from Newark, DE, and is one of Onward State's associate editors. Evan loves all things Penn State, tailgating, being loud, just about any beach, and his puppies, Butterscotch and Wentzy. You can direct all your tips, roasts, and jokes to his Instagram: @evan.halfen or email: [email protected]

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