Bigelow Bash is supposed to be a break from Pitt’s upcoming finals, so when students flocked to see Cobra Starship, all they wanted to do was dance.
In the middle of their set, the band asked the crowd if they wanted a slow song or a fast song, and the audience members threw up their arms in favor of speed.
Pitt Program Council’s three-hour event brought hundreds of people to the streets Sunday afternoon. The crowd sang along, danced and cheered as the band performed, following openers Twenty One Pilots and Pitt student band Too Young at the annual Bigelow Bash.
Sophomore Samantha Jones, a chemistry major, said the event was a chance to escape from not only thoughts of bomb threats, but also looming finals.
“With everything going on on campus, it’s a good break,” Jones said. “It’s the last chance to have fun before finals.”
Jones said she was studying in her apartment when a friend showed up at her door and invited her to the concert.
That friend was Brianna Lutheran, a sophomore public relations and communications major at Pitt-Bradford who cited “Kiss My Sass” as her favorite Cobra Starship song.
This was Lutheran’s second time seeing Cobra Starship, and although she enjoyed the show, she said she would have preferred it to take place in the evening.
“It’s weird during the day. The atmosphere is different,” Lutheran said. “It could be better at night.”