On April 15th, the sun shone down on Bigelow Boulevard and the makeshift stage that took up a fourth of the usually busy road. The first band to perform was “Twenty One Pilots” which is an Ohio based musical talent consisting of two band members, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. The duo began their show by appearing on stage in skeleton costumes, and then performing exciting stunts off of their musical instruments which just consisted of a drum and piano. The crowd completely felt the energy of the two artists, as they performed their songs such as “Holding On To You” and “Car Radio”. The band could not quite fit into a specific genre as they mixed an indie-electronic vibe with metaphorical lyrics, spoken word and rap. Their unique sound seemed to really capture the interest of the Pitt students.
However, as soon as that performance was completed, the crowd slowly grew in size to prepare for Cobra Starship. Cobra Starship is an Arizona based band created by the lead singer Gabe Saporta. The band is known for having a “synthpop” sound that is always upbeat and positive, and this vibe translated to the crowd. The band played a combination of their current chart-topping hits such as “You Make Me Feel” along with “Good Girls Go Bad” along with some of their older songs such as “Smile, For The Paparazzi” and “Guilty Pleasure”. The lead singer danced and interacted with the other band members, along with interacting with the crowd. The audience was filled with some die-hard Cobra Starship members along with some that only new a few songs.
All in all, even with the recent circumstances, Bigelow Bash has continued to be a favorite University of Pittsburgh event. Who knows which artist the Pitt Program Council will bring next year?