AJR “Burn[ed] the House Down,” or rather, burned Braden Auditorium down during University Program Board’s Fall Concert.

The concert started at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. The auditorium was packed with fans waiting for the live performances of 3OH!3, Fletcher and AJR.

To start things off with a bang, the classic electronic duo of the early 2000s 3OH!3 performed “HEAR ME NOW.”

The crowd was on their feet clapping, jumping and singing along as the duo hyped up the audience for the night.

They performed hits like “Touchin On My,” “STARSTRUKK” and “Double Vision.”

To wrap up its set, 3OH!3 performed the crowd favorites “My First Kiss” and “Don’t Trust Me.”

Following the electric group was singer songwriter Fletcher.

Fletcher brought a change of pace to the concert while still keeping the crowd on their feet. To kick things off, she gave a beautiful performance of “F*** You For Ruining New York City For Me.”

Following that song was “If You’re Gonna Lie.

After her slower songs, Fletcher got the audience jumping and singing along with songs like “About You.” Of course, she also had to perform one of her hit songs, “Wasted Youth.”

Fletcher took things slow with a breathtaking cover of Lewis Cappaldi’s “Someone You Loved.” Audience members used their phone lights to make Braden look like a light show.

To end her set, Fletcher performed “Undrunk,” another crowd favorite.

After the break between sets, the lights went dark and a Siri-like voice welcomed the audience, followed by choir-like singing. Headliner AJR burst out onto the stage performing “Next Up Forever.

The brothers were jumping and dancing around the stage. Their stage presence was contagious as the whole crowd was jumping to the beat.

“I think my favorite part was the opener for AJR because 'Next Up Forever' is my favorite song from them,” sophomore music therapy major Amanda Slabik said.

“Also, he looked at me because one of the lyrics is 'People want shirts with the band name on it' and I’m wearing the shirt. He looked at me and gave me a thumbs up.”

The band continued the high energy with “Three-Thirty,” featuring trumpet player JJ Kirkpatrick.

AJR also performed its Pinocchio remix “Got No Strings” live.

The brothers slowed things down a bit with “Sober Up.” The crowd was jumping once again with “Don’t Throw Out My Legos.”

During the concert the brothers were always dancing around the stage and interacting with the audience.

The whole band came forward for a performance of “Netflix Trip,” which flowed perfectly into their rendition of “The Office” theme song.

AJR also performed “The Entertainment’s Here,” followed by a cover of Smash Mouth’s “All Star.”

The band also performed one of its hits, “100 Bad Days.”

The brothers create all of their music in their living room. They gave a demonstration of how they create their music, which flowed into a performance of “Burn the House Down.”

To close the concert, AJR performed their crowd pleaser “Weak.”

“It was really high energy. I really love that about concerts because some singers and bands will just go on and perform like it’s their job,” concertgoer Colleen Sweeney said.

“But then other bands will have super high energy. I feel like 3OH!3, Fletcher and AJR all had that.”

ANDREA RICKER is Features Editor The Vidette. She can be contacted at arricke@ilstu.edu. Follow her on Twitter at @ricker_andrea. 


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