Friday, November 10, 2017

Pitt For Life: Walk the Moon Came to Campus

In celebration of Walk the Moon’s new album- What if Nothing- I decided today would be a great time to write about the time that they came to Pitt, and I got to photograph/video them!  Before I begin, I’d like to say that I am not affiliated with Walk the Moon in any way and that I was not an official photographer for this event.


Every year, the University of Pittsburgh’s Pitt Program Council puts on two big concert events: Fall Fest (usually in October), and Bigelow Bash (usually in April).  Student members of the Program Council suggest bands to bring to campus and then they select one.  In the Fall of 2015, Pitt Program Council welcomed Walk the Moon to campus.


This was the autumn after “Shut Up and Dance” made it’s hit debut.  They performed for over an hour and played many songs from both of their albums at the time, “Talking is Hard” and “Walk the Moon”.


Throughout the performance, the band members engaged the crowd with questions and chats.  The crowd also got “initiated” into the Walk the Moon fan base with a “ceremony” before the song “I Can Lift a Car”.  They were also asked to sing along loudly to “Shut up and Dance”.


One of the things that impressed me the most about Walk the Moon was the messages that they spread throughout the concert.  The entire time, they weren’t trying to promote themselves like some artists at these events do, they were promoting messages of tolerance, and love, and peace.  And to me, that sets them apart from a lot of the other acts that have performed on the Bigelow stage.


The men of Walk the Moon are very talented individuals who I’m proud to have had on our campus for a concert.  I hope to be able to watch them perform again soon (they’re coming to Pittsburgh in January, so maybe then!)


Until then, I’d like to add the videos that I have posted from this event:
Shut up and Dance:

Anna Sun:


See you next week!


All images and videos are copyright 2015 Allen Howard/HDIC Productions.
All images shot on a Nikon Coolpix L830
EDIT: Corrected “summer after” to “Autumn after” – 11/20/2017 AMH

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