February 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM
When first entering the Bryce Jordan Center, the immediate view is of the dancers on the floor and their supporters in the lower bowl.
But what visitors don’t always notice is the groups situated on the balcony level.
“The seats down there [lower bowl] are always crowded, and there's still a good view up here,” said Megan Hazard, who is here to support her friends dancing for the Club Swim team.
Although higher up, the dancers on the balcony feel just as involved as the other dancers.
“I don’t feel a difference being up here, as long as I’m with my group, and we contributed to THON and we’re still dancing and a part of THON," said Brittany Smith, who is part of the Penn State Filipino Association.
And some said there are even benefits to being on the balcony.
“We feel like there’s a little bit more room up here,” said Gamma Phi Beta Altoona Campus members Mallory Thomas and Jessica Tam. “Last year we were down there [lower bowl], but we’re still having fun up here.”
Tam and Thomas, who have been at the BJC since 12:30 this morning also said they still had energy left because they had just eaten.
“Energy wise, if the dancers down there can do it, I can do it. I’m not dancing for 46 hours, so I’m not going to act tired because I’m not doing what they’re doing, which is incredible,” Smith said.