The seats in The Smith were packed and the standing section right in front of the stage was filled with students and Geneva community members alike. Shoulder to shoulder, the crowd at the front was roaring, dancing, and throwing up peace signs throughout the night. The night kicked off by a performance by a new band on campus called Mojo. The band came together in the fall of 2013 and had been working tirelessly to put together memorable for the O.A.R Concert. Well, they sure did accomplish that task! Mojo played a combination of originals and some killer covers that had the crowd singing along.
Up next came the main act, O.A.R (short for Of A Revolution). This American band came together in 1996 in which they have since released seven studio albums. The band has quite a unique style of sound that has similar qualities to some well-known bands like 311, Rebelution, Zac Brown Band, and The Fray. You can see from the band’s name that they have a large focus on sending messages of peace and hope for the world. This had the crowd feeling enlightened and ready for a revolution by the end of the show. The band knocked all of their hits out of the park and delightfully shared with us some of their less known originals. They are notorious for their live performances and Geneva was very lucky to have experienced one of them! It will not be a show the town will forget!
By, Virginia DeWees (WS ’16)
Photos by Annie Downey (also a WHWS DJ)