While many might not have the most romantic visions when they think of gym class, Gym Class Heroes may give hope to the physically challenged everywhere.
The eclectic sound of the band, coupled with the talkative lead singer Travis McCoy make for a concert experience unlike any other.
Because this concert was sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the lobby of Burruss Hall was abuzz with activity starting at 6 p.m. when the doors opened. Not only were there merchandise tables selling shirts and CDs from all of the acts, but two different Verizon stations. Under one, attendees could "dance" with lead singer of Gym Class Heroes, Travis, behind a green screen and then have that image e-mailed to their Verizon phones. Under the other, participants were given more information about using 411 Connect.
The night began with the Burruss auditorium about one-third full at 7 p.m. when DJ Abilities took the stage. Abilities donned a maroon baseball cap and gave his performance primarily shrowded in darkness. He started off by working the turn tables and eventually spun more popular songs, starting with Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box," and continuing with other hits such as Kayne West's "Testify (Touch the Sky)," and "Stronger."
Abilities stopped about midway through his act to say "Virginia Tech, you sit down-motherf------." This brought most of the crowd to its feet. DJ Abilities gave a focused performance and welcomed audience participation. Screams from fans brought smiles to Abilities' face.
"DJ Abilities fused rock and hip-hop. He started with little to no crowd enthusiasm ... I went and bought a shirt; he sold me," said senior Alex Leatherman industrial and systems engineering major.
The Pack opened at 7:45 p.m. and came out in bright lights and flashy accessories, which included white bug-eyed sunglasses, Ray Bans, low-slung pants, and silver chains. Each of the four members were in constant motion throughout the entire performance and more than welcomed audience participation.
The Pack concluded the night with "Vans," with one of the band members holding up his sneaker while singing "got my Vans on, but they look like sneakers." The band concluded by thanking Verizon and Tech as they exited in near darkness to the Who's "Baba O'Riley."