And it was AWESOME! Aaron Burr and the Hamiltones, a band with a past of disrupting the peace, performed a high energy hour-long ska set on the WestCo sky bridge last night, and didn’t get shut down until their last song. The nipple-chilling cold (and really pretty starry night) lent itself to a great crowd antsy to listen to some ska, and the skybridge was packed. The band performed ska versions of “Since U Been Gone” and “Viva la Vida,” along with some original jams. There was lots of high-altitude moshing and authentic ska dancing, making this show one of the liveliest of the year. SKAPICS:
This was a proper, and no doubt meaningful, last performance for lead singer Rob Roth ’14, and definitely one that left the crowd satisfied and cheery. Unfortunately, two Public Safety Officers came onto the Skybridge (with flashlights!) and sternly told the band to stop playing. The band got their IDs taken away, but this was probably a more hardcore reason than smoking on Foss during Orientation Week. On another note, the Skybridge is a really great location for music, and potentially lots of other fun things.