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COIN Brings Passion And Energy To Movin’ On

Pop band COIN energized a passionate crowd at the IM Fields Friday night as part of the Movin’ On music festival.

The Nashville-based group opened with “Watering A Dead Flower” as part of a 15-song setlist. It set the tone for what was still to come, as the band then performed “Chapstick” and “Cutie.”

“It’s beautiful, isn’t it,” lead singer Chase Lawrence said with a hint of sarcasm amid the windy, rainy weather.

To keep the crowd moving and dancing despite the weather, Lawrence and the rest of the band brought energy throughout the show with performances of “Take A Picture,” “Hannah,” and “Cemetery.”

Lawrence asked the audience if it would be OK if “we just lose our minds for like 30 seconds,” before getting into a stunning rendition of “Valentine.” Then, the band played “Into My Arms,” and “I Think I Met You In A Dream” before taking more time to speak to the crowd.

Lawrence then took more time to talk to his audience, telling them he was happy he and the band were performing in State College for the first time. However, Lawrence also said this was not the first time COIN had visited Happy Valley. During a day off on a recent tour, he said the group visited State College and explored what it had to offer.

After this, Lawrence led a “We Are” chant.

COIN performed arguably its three biggest hits for the last few songs, starting with a slow and calming rendition of “Malibu 1992,” to which many in the crowd turned on their flashlights and swayed their arms back and forth.

The vibe changed back to a more up-beat one when the band followed up the song with “Talk Too Much.” Many in the audience erupted in cheers as soon as the familiar guitar riff started. When it came time for the chorus, nearly everyone sang “You know I talk too much!” along with Lawrence and the band.

COIN finished up the show with one more song, “Crash My Car.” Afterward, the band saluted the crowd and took a bow to much applause and cheering from the audience.

“I love you State College,” Lawrence said. “I really do.”

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