Most children alive in the year 2000 know the story. It’s a Friday night, a boy named Aaron convinces his parents to leave the house and a party ensues that contains “[dance] moves like it’s MTV” –– until Aaron’s parents come back home.
In that teenaged anthem, Aaron Carter told the masses to “come get it,” and Penn State students have a chance to attend such a celebration.
The party coming to State College is Carter’s “The After Party” tour, which is set to occur at 9 p.m. on April 24 at Café 210 West .
Co-owner of Café, 210 West College Ave., J.R. Mangan said tickets for the event went on sale Tuesday and cost $20.
Mangan said Café 210 West previously brought singer, songwriter, actor and performer on “One Tree Hill” Tyler Hilton to perform as part of the location’s “Fifth Annual 55 Days” event last year.
The booking agent of Hilton then told Mangan that Carter was touring, which led to adding State College as a stop.
“I have four daughters,” Mangan said in reference to bringing Carter. “I had to rely on them.”
Mangan said he believes the event will be interesting, as Café is a smaller setting.
“The place is so small…it’s something different,” he said.
Carter began his career at a young age and since then has had a great deal of hit songs, circa the early 2000s.
The mastermind behind such pop songs as “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq,” started singing as lead for the band Dead End, at age 7.
Two years later, Carter made his first solo appearance, opening for his brother Nick Carter’s band, the Backstreet Boys in Berlin.
That performance led to a record contract and, in the fall of 1997, Aaron Carter released his first hit single, “Crush On You,” according to the performer’s official website.
When Carter’s April performance occurs, Mangan said he expects 95 percent of the audience to be female.
Most of the appeal of the event, he said, is the ability for students to “go back in time.”