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While You Were Asleep: What Happened Overnight At THON 2024

If you had the energy to stay the entire night during the second overnight of THON 2024, we admire your endurance. However, if DJ Dosk drained a lot of your energy with his performance, we can’t blame you if you decided to head back to your home to get some rest.

For those who weren’t at the Bryce Jordan Center in the wee hours of Sunday morning, here’s what you missed.

Performances

The night started off with a performance from JTime as it performed “Home” by Phillip Phillips and “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay. After JTime, a cappella group Shades of Blue took the stage and performed “Clarity” by Zedd before diving into Stevie Wonder classics, and the performances didn’t disappoint at all.

MOPS

The floor-mopping crew came in at the worst time as dancers were dancing during the “Y.M.C.A.” However, it was crucial since the floor was pretty dirty. While the moppers were grinding, THON tried to keep the audience entertained with a 10-minute competition to determine THON’s best makeup artist. After 47 minutes of mopping, the floor was ready to go and so was the line dance.

Late For Breakfast

At 2 a.m., musical band Late For Breakfast took center stage and put on an amazing show for an electrifying hour. The band hyped up the crowd with classics such like “Locked Out Of Heaven,” “Life Is A Highway,” and “Forget You.” The crowd loved the band and finished off the hour with one an original called “Story To Tell.” Who needs coffee when you have Late For Breakfast?

Stretch Break

Representatives from Delta Gamma and Delta Upsilon took the stage and helped dancers with a two-minute stretch routine. Based on how the night has been going, it was much needed as we enter the stretch run.

“Boogie Woogie” Returns

After the “Boogie Woogie” dance made an appearance at THON 2023, the dance made its return in the middle of the night to keep everyone’s body moving. To pull that off, the “Boogie Woogie” dance featured a series of up-beat songs and dance moves in order to keep the dancers loose.

“Stick Season” & Adam And The Armadillos Headline Country Hour

During THON’s Country Hour, “Stick Season” by Noah Kahan was the first song to be played during this hour by Josh Jams and the crowd loved it. He went two-for-two when he sang “Dancing in the Dark.”

However, “Stick Season” energy didn’t last that long as Adam and the Armadillos returned to THON to cap off the hour and lived up to the expectations. Bryce Jordan Center was alive as the crowd cheered the band on during classics like “Something Like That.” The band played until 6 a.m., and the crowd loved it as the group played crowd-pleasers like “Revival.”

The group was so beloved it was demanded to perform an encore and came up big.

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Fernando Martinez

Fernando is a sophomore. He's majoring in broadcast journalism with the intention of minoring in Spanish and Sports Studies. Born in Mexico City, and now lives in Paoli, PA. He is a big soccer, football, and basketball fan. His favorite teams are FC Barcelona, the Cowboys, and the Lakers. He suffers a lot from watching the Cowboys choke in the playoffs that he has been diagnosed with 49ers PTSD. You can follow him on Instagram at fernando9015 or email him at [email protected].

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