February 16, 2013 at 11:02 AM
The local band My Hero Zero delivered a high energy, hour-long performance this morning at THON.
The audience danced and sang along to the whole performance, encouraged by lead singer, Jason Olcese, who interacted with the audience throughout.
The band opened with Taylor Swift's popular song "I Knew You Were Trouble." Later in the performance, the band played another Taylor Swift hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" which Olcese said was his favorite song from 2012.
The set included a variety of current pop hits with older favorites like "Shout," by the Isley Brothers; "Living on a Prayer," by Bon Jovi; and The Beatles' "Hey Jude." The band also threw in some popular Penn State football pump up songs like "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys and "I Would Walk 500 Miles" by The Proclaimers.
During "Shout," Olcese said to the audience, "I just want to say we're really proud of you guys and everything you've done this year."
For good measure, the band sprinkled some funk, Michael Jackson and rock into the mix.
They also played some favorite tunes to dance to, like "Cupid Shuffle," "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" and "Teach Me How to Dougie," which not only the people on the floor but the crowd in the stands participated in.
The band kept the audience singing and the energy up the whole hour and concluded with Jessie J's "Domino" and Katy Perry's "Firework".
"We love you, dance on," Olcese said as the band finished their set.