February 17, 2013 at 3:40 PM
After an emotional Family Hour in the Bryce Jordan Center, the lights dimmed as Go Go Gadjet took the stage.
Performing at its sixth THON, the band had everyone in attendance moving and singing along with the music. Those in attendance displayed their signs in support of the Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, greek life, dancers and sports.
Go Go Gadjet opened up with a cover of "I Cry," by Flo Rida, followed with "Pound the Alarm," by Nicki Minaj.
On the floor, dancers went strong to the music, passing beach balls across the floor and pushing through the last hour of THON.
The band's next song, a cover of "Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars, echoed through the BJC as people sang along. They continued to sing along to Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Going Down."
Then, the BJC's crowd erupted with excitement as Go Go Gadjet pulled out a Penn State guitar and played "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," by Dropkick Murphys. The stands shook, as those in attendance jumped to the beat of the song.
Go Go Gadjet kept up the momentum with its following songs, including "Don't You Worry Child," by Swedish House Mafia, where the band left the crowd to sing the chorus, as they danced along. During the song, the crowd and band showed their Four Diamond signs in the air in support of THON.
Following, the band members sang "Beauty and a Beat" by Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj. To capture the attention of the girls in the audience, lead singer Jeff Tomrell said Go Go Gadjet decided to perform "Brokenhearted" by Karmin next.
Tomrell called for the Nittany Lion to do the "We Are Penn State" chant usually heard at Penn State football games. The crowd followed along, and just as the chants were going strong, Tomrell paused with the Nittany Lion to make a video, following the recent internet sensation: The Harlem Shake.
Go Go Gadjet closed its show with a request for all the kids to join them on the stage.
"This is your stage, go on and take it," Tomrell said.