February 17, 2013 at 1:23 AM
Philadelphia band Total Whiteout took to the stage in the early hours of Sunday morning to show dancers a high-energy performance.
The five-piece band had the entirety of the Bryce Jordan Center jumping up and down in unison to a range of contemporary hits and old-school tracks that were reminiscent of the playground-days.
Total Whiteout started its setlist with a cover of "Don't You Worry, Child" and followed it with songs including Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" and "Larger Than Life."
But what really woke the BJC up was Total Whiteout's cover of "Titanium" -- the David Guetta hit led to a crowd full of synchronized jumpers. From that point on, every song that Total Whiteout performed -- including Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj's "Beauty and A Beat" -- was met with much enthusiasm.
At one point during the performance, lead singer, Eric Henkels asked, "You know what's awesome?" He then elaborated with the answer, "THON's awesome. This is the best event in the entire world," which enthralled the full-capacity masses of the BJC.
"Early 2000s goodness" was also presented in the form of a mash-up of hits, including Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger," Jennifer Lopez's "Waiting for Tonight," which was laced with hints of D.H.T's "Listen to Your Heart," and "Cotton Eyed-Joe." Shrieks of approval also met Total Whiteout's rendition of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble."
But what was most notable was the group's last few songs, which had all students, in the stands and on the floor, wobbling in unison and dancing to a segment that it calls "five dance songs in five minutes."
The segment featured songs like Haddaway's "What Is Love?," which quite literally rocked the BJC.
But before closing the set, Henkels said that, "tonight is not about us, it is about the kids." Following this, Total Whiteout performed its last hit of the night, Coldplay's "Fix You," which had students swaying, singing, and signaling diamonds until the end.
The band's last words before heading off-stage, which rang through a screaming arena, were "do not stop dancing."