P.O.D, Daughtry, and 3 Doors Down rocked out in the Bryce Jordan Center Tuesday evening in spite of a somewhat sparse audience.
P.O.D opened for the two headlining bands. When P.O.D came onstage, the majority of the audience was still seated.
Lead singer Sonny Sandoval came onstage wearing a Penn State shirt. The band opened with the song “Lost in Forever” and was rewarded with applause that was relatively reserved by rock concert standards.
P.O.D continued to play about six songs total. They concluded with “Alive.” A few audience members sang along with the band. Sandoval asked everyone to put their hands in the air, and a majority of the audience did.
After a short wait, Daughtry came onstage to enthusiastic applause and cheering.
The band opened with “Break the Spell,” the title track from their most recent album, which was released in 2011.
Even with the arrival of a headlining band, only the audience members seated in the floor section stood.
The band performed a mix of well-known favorites and songs from their newest album, transitioning next into “Feels Like Tonight.” A few audience members started to sing along.
During the middle of Daughtry’s performance, a piano was wheeled onstage. Lead singer Chris Daughtry told the audience he has been reluctant to play “Gone Too Soon” live, as he feared it was too dark. But, he said, many fans have told him it has helped them get through difficult times.
“This song goes out to everyone who has lost someone too soon,” he said.
The audience was quiet and still throughout the song.
Daughtry closed with “It’s Not Over.”
It was almost 10 p.m. when 3 Doors Down took the stage to screaming and applause equal to the amount Daughtry received.
With an audience enthusiastically singing along, 3 Doors Down performed “It’s Not My Time.”
Nena Bowser said she is a fan of all three bands that performed tonight.
Bowser, 28, of State College, said she has seen Daughtry and 3 Doors Down in concert before, but not P.O.D. She said she was excited to see all three perform together.
“You can’t really enjoy bands around here because they’re always in bars,” she said. “So you can’t really come out and enjoy good music.”
Saud Aba and Rashid Al haven’t seen any of the three bands in concert before, and were looking forward to the performance.
“It’s a good combination of bands,” Aba (freshman-mechanical engineering) said.
Both Aba and Al (sophomore-telecommunications) agreed they wanted to hear Daughtry perform “Feels Like Tonight,” and they ended up getting their wish.