Rain doesn't deter Aggies from seeing Big AGG Show
Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 22:09
Despite the unfavorable weather and several last-minute band cancellations, hundreds of students turned out on Saturday for Aggie Radio’s annual Big AGG Show in the Taggart Student Center.
Students enjoyed acts from a variety of genres including indie electronic, indie rock and even hip hop, said Toban Knight, who was responsible for securing bands, both local and touring, to play at the event.
With headlining acts by Polytype and Golden Sun, Knight said this year’s event saw a greater turnout than ever before.
“This year has been excitingly better,” he said.
Knight said the show was a hit amongst students, but said it was far from a perfect production.
“The first three bands that were supposed to perform called and canceled: They said they were sick,” Knight said. “The backup band, September Say Goodbye, filled in for them. They were awesome.”
Original plans to have the event outdoors on the TSC patio were disrupted by the chance of rain. The venue was moved indoors to the TSC Auditorium.
The event’s bumpy start quickly gave way to a smooth, energetic pace that, at times, had students out of their chairs to dance, Knight said.
Many of the bands that played at the event are no strangers to Cache Valley. Logan-based Cat Fever is one such band.
Blake Thomas, the vocalist for Cat Fever, said all of the band’s members are current USU students. Occupants of the auditorium showed their support for the group, accompanying their applause with a chorus of “meows” in honor of the band’s name.
“That has been a secret desire of mine for a long time,” Thomas said of the meows. “Mission accomplished.”
Vocalist Mason Porter said his Provo-based band, Polytype, has played a few shows in Logan in the past — some of which he said were hosted in the homes of members of the other bands also performing at the event. Porter said he and his band always enjoy performing in the area and reconnecting with old friends.