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The 502s Uplift Movin’ On With Performance Full Of Positivity

After Hot Fudge Yacht Club put on a performance to open Movin’ On 2024, The 502s graced the stage under a bright sun at the IM Fields, bringing an overall positive message through their music.

The indie folk band from Maitland, Florida, is best known for its hits “Just A Little While,” “Perfect Portrait of Young Love,” and “Magdalene.”

Immediately after taking the stage, lead singer Ed Isola said “Check check, how y’all doing?” before getting into the band’s first song “If Good Times Were Dollars.”

Isola then said, “Thank y’all so much. We’re called The 502s.” A couple more hits were then played, including “Friday Night” and “Hey Julia.”

After thanking the crowd for welcoming them, the group went into “Like My Father,” jumping up and down excitedly before playing “Magdalene” to a big cheer. The fans continued waving their hands when the 502s played “Olivia.” Then, while playing “Hi There, Hello,” Isola said “let’s get some bass guitar.”

After a quick instrument change between songs, Isola and The 502s played “Leading Lady.” Upon finishing it, he shouted out, “This one’s called ‘Something’s Gonna Go Our Wayyyy,'” and went right into the hit song.

“Backstage in Glasgow” was next and Isola put a spin on it, singing, “I’ll take you backstage at Penn State” before telling the crowd the band loved its fans and how grateful it was for the opportunity to play at Movin’ On. It then went to “Summer Wind,” “Perfect Portrait of Young Love” with a special saxophone solo from Joe Capati, and “Feels Good To Be Me.”

“Just A Little While,” the band’s most famous song, was then played as Isola directed everyone in the crowd to jump and down while the 502s progressively played the song faster, and it then concluded its set with “Stories To Tell.”

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Michael Siroty

Michael Siroty is a freshman from Westfield, New Jersey, majoring in broadcast journalism. When he isn't writing articles or making TikToks for Onward State, Siroty is either taking a peaceful walk around Beaver Stadium or at his summer day camp job. You can contact him to discuss your sushi order or music taste on Instagram and Twitter @msiroty or by email at [email protected].

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