This year’s homecoming concert at Yogi Berra Stadium on Friday was a non-stop incredible experience. The concert, hosted by Student Life at Montclair (SLAM), had everything from Dj Trill’s eclectic playlist exciting the audience, to Wrabel’s soothing vocals with piano accompaniment, to Andy Grammer’s auto-tuned silliness and, finally, Gavin DeGraw closed the show with “I Don’t Wanna Be.”
George Koutsouradis, the Student Government Association (SGA) vice president said that putting together the concert was a 3-4 month process.
“Kraemer Clayton is the Live Entertainment Chair who communicates with musical artists and brings each homecoming concert come to life,” Koutsouradis said. “Tonight, there are between 1300-1400 people in the crowd.”
Montclair State students surrounded the stage and danced to DJ Trill’s variety of music. His songs included throwbacks from Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It,” to Fergie’s “London Bridge,” and Bowling for Soup’s “1985.”
Wrabel performed about seven songs. He performed his new song “11 Blocks,” inspired from his grandmother. Spectator’s waved their hands during Wrabel’s slower ballads and anxiously awaited to dance to Grammer’s upbeat style.
Grammar opened up with “Gotta Keep Your Head Up” and the crowd went ballistic. Grammer wooed the screaming crowd and did a Jackson 5 inspired dance and sang from two microphones while using auto-tune.
“Oh my god he is so hot,” shouted senior Bridget Bayer. “I want to marry him!” Andy Grammer satisfied the audience with his talented vocals and instrumental performances.
Gavin DeGraw kicked off the remaining hour of the concert with “Chariot.” Green and yellow lights illuminated the stage as he played the piano, and DeGraw was the final act in an entertaining night.