Boyce Avenue and WALK THE MOON electrified Eisenhower Auditorium Saturday night during "Chords for a Cure," the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon’s first benefit concert.
The crowd was immediately on its feet as WALK THE MOON kicked off the night with a fast-paced set. Throughout its performance, the band pumped up the audience by teaching it some lyrics and beats so it could sing and clap along.
“If you know anything about us, you know we like to get sweaty,” lead singer Nicholas Petricca said towards the end of the set, urging the crowd to keep the energy high by dancing and jumping around.
Boyce Avenue then took over the stage with a milder, but no less passionate, performance.
Penn Staters might recall Boyce Avenue’s cover of Rihanna’s song “We Found Love” from last year’s “Road to THON” promotional video. The band played mixed in covers of popular songs like Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” with its original acoustic songs, many of which had a very soulful, uplifting message.
“We’ve got a good little crowd here,” lead singer Alejandro Manzano said. “We got some passion in this room.”