Hofstra University’s Spring Music Fest 2014 did not fail to bring out the dancing fool in me.
If you follow me on Spotify, you’ll notice that I listen to a lot of alternative rock and pop music. Hence, this year’s lineup of ASTR, Vic Mensa, SZA, and Young the Giant made me extremely excited.
The only rides this year were inflatable, so I didn’t really go on anything except the slide with my friend Aja. My jeans weren’t slippery enough to go down, so Aja’s satin-like romper wasted no time pulling me down. If we weren’t holding hands, I would have been stuck there for a bit!
We also got some really cool free stuff, including sunglasses, beach balls and airbrush tattoos!
First up was pop/rock duo Zoe and Adam of ASTR. They performed a few songs from their new EP Varsity including my favorites, “Blue Hawaii” and “Operate.”
Might I add that Zoe sure knows how to move those hips! Dayum girl!
Next up was Vic Mensa from Chicago. If you learn anything from Mr. Mensa it’s, “Make money, but the money you make don’t make you.”
I can’t stop dancing to his new single “Down on My Luck.” It’s so good!
Sub-headliner SZA put us all in a mellow state of mind with her beautiful R&B vocals. She sang crowd-pleasers “Babylon” and “Child’s Play.”
At one point during her performance she told us she was self-conscious because her clothes kept falling off. She still looked cute!
Then came the moment we’d all been waiting for: Young the Giant.
They opened with “Anagram,” one of my favorites off their new album Mind Over Matter.
Lead singer Sameer Ghadia explained to us that the guitarist traded pants with someone for inexplicable reasons. I gotta say, he worked those baggy floral pants!
After singing some of my all-time favorites, including “Cough Syrup” and “Eros,” Ghadia did the unthinkable:
He came off the stage and into the crowd during their closing performance of “My Body”!
I was standing against the gate, so I got to touch his armpit! AHHHHH!
I can’t believe this was my last Spring Music Fest as a Hofstra student. Hopefully next year someone can bring me as a guest?