Written by: Jeremy Wall
A season change filled with colorful leaves and a sunny sky didn’t stop a Homecoming concert at Yogi Berra field. On Friday October 7th, over 1,000 students came out to see singers Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammer perform. The concert organized by Slam is something the club does each semester to give students a hiatus from the academics and come to sing, dance and socialize. It also gives those who have never been to a concert or haven’t been to one in awhile, to attend and enjoy. “I really liked the concert. I thought it was really cool that our school was able to have two really big names in the pop music culture perform”, said freshman Caitlin Driscoll. Other freshmen such as Alyssa Petry enjoyed it as well. “It was cool, a fun time, and a great show”, Petry told The Montclarion. Opening up for the singers was DJ Wrabel. Following Wrabel was Andy Grammer who took the stage performing hits such as “Keep Your Head Up”, “Fine By Me”, “Honey I’m Good”, and much more. By 8pm it was Degraw’s time. That’s when everyone went wild as he brought a lot of enthusiasm to the crowd with some singing and dancing. Known for his singles “I Don’t Want To Be” and “Not Over You”, just like Grammer and DJ Wrabel, this was Degraw’s first time taking the stage at Montclair State University. It wasn’t long before 10pm rolled around which meant it was time for a wrap . Unfortunately, Grammer and Wrabel did not come out and shake the hands of students but Gavin Degraw did. That was when crowds began to form causing a lot of chaos between individuals. Despite the chaos, the singer did make his way around the crowd shaking hands, taking selfies, and even answering questions. For anyone who missed the fall concert, Slam will be organizing a spring concert as well with another set of some billboard voices.