February 16, 2013 at 2:27 AM
The Nashville-based band Shake Shake Shake kept the energy high in the Bryce Jordan Center as it performed pop and dance hits.
LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" blared from the stage early in the band's set, followed by other pop hits like One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" and Katy Perry's "Firework." Meredith O'Neill (senior-communication sciences and disorders) said the music selection kept energy going. She said from the stands the music should be a hit with the dancers from her sorority, Omega Phi Alpha, because they're really active people and usually dancing a lot.
"They're [Shake Shake Shake] playing a lot of newer songs - fun, uplifting, dancing songs," O'Neill said.
Meghana Subramanian (freshman-pre-medicine) said THON is the reason she chose to come to Penn State. She didn't think it was possible for a school of 40,000 people to come together for one thing, she said. Subramanian stood in the stands as a supporter of Pi Mu Mu, an honor society for medical students, and witnessed dancers, spectators and THON organizers come together. She said the band was "pretty good."
"The crowd is going, and they're singing songs that everyone knows," she said.
Tom Gavrish (senior-actuarial science) said the band had a good mix of songs. Shake Shake Shake's performance came along at the right time to keep everybody upbeat, he said as he sang and danced along.