Thon 2015, Saturday

Raise the roof, don’t stop, don’t stop
Diamonds, up top, up top
Together, one family
Magic, the BJC
For the dreamers all year long
We Are! Penn State Strong!

The chorus of the line dance filled my ears as I walked onto the floor of the Bryce Joran Center today, less than 24 hours into the 46 hour Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon.

I started out focused on the entertainment crew, piecing together memories from the weekend on the stage, and pumping the beats to keep everyone moving.

Covered in baby powder from the Slides of Strength, silly string in my hair from a laughing Four Diamonds child and squirt gun spots on my shirt didn’t matter, it was fun to be capturing the energy and excitement.

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Rockin’ BJC

The Bryce Jordan Center has been rockin’ the last two nights with big performances.  Last night Transiberian Orchestra lit up the stage with their latest holiday album.  It was difficult to photograph as the stage lights and fog machines created vibrant colors, disguising the true colors of the artists.
TSO2TSO3Tonight the piano man himself took to the stage to entertain a full house.  After growing up listening to Billy Joel I was excited to photograph him.  Lighting for his show was better, but unfortunately the piano didn’t start to rotate till after the song that I was allowed to photograph.
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