February 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM
THON attendees got a blast from the past this afternoon.
Morale captains going as far back as THON 2007 took the main stage to perform old line dances, revealing how times have changed with numerous references to late former head football coach Joe Paterno throughout among other pop culture distractions.
THON 2007's morale captains kicked off the dances, referencing the unfortunately now-defunct Nathan's Famous in the HUB-Robeson Center.
The familiar "Come on lions (aw yeah)" refrain returned with THON 2008's line dance, taking lyrics from Paterno's entry into the College Football Hall of Fame and "Superbad."
Then, THON 2009's morale team came out for a line dance current seniors in the Bryce Jordan Center might have remembered. "Come on 2009, go crazy!" DJ Larry Moore said in introduction.
The line dance contained mentions of Michael Phelps winning big at the Olympics and the introduction of the Nintendo Wii.
The 2010 line dance maligned the United States swine flu outbreak and Tiger Woods marital troubles, while 2011's drew the largest response from audience members with the familiar call of "Penn State, can you hear it?"
Of course, the THON 2012 moralers ended the historic dances for one of the last times this year's line dance will be performed at THON Weekend 2012.