College Students Play Hard at Ohio University’s 10Fest
September 29th, 2012 marked a banner year for the 10th annual #Fest at Ohio University in Athens, hosted by Ohio’s own Prime Social Group. And what a perfect day it was for college students to rage with friends and artists. 10Fest goers played hard with dubstep sensation Krewella, and got their minds blown by 3LAU. Even though the main headliner Juicy J backed out of 10Fest the morning of the show, fans still had a fantastic time. The biggest and most active crowds were by far during both Krewella and 3LAU’s sets.
10Fest kicked off at noon. Students began setting up tables and folding tents almost immediately, and food vendors filled the back of the field. The first thing I noticed was the number of people bringing in cases of beer cans and coolers with alcohol in them…I even encountered a student flinging around a large rubber dildo. Needless to say, Ohio University was ready to party.
The best part of 10Fest was the diversity of musical genres. Throughout the day, a variety of rappers and DJs were rocking the stage, along with a band called Hawkeye. The majority of the lineup consisted of Ohio-based talent such as Santino Corleon, Cal Scruby, Roevy and Digiraati.
For most of the day, students kicked back by the tents and food until the new EDM sensation Krewella rushed to the stage after arriving late due to a delayed flight. Krewella, a.k.a. “the Krew,” consists of two sisters, Yasmine and Jahan Yousaf, and Kris “Rain Man” Trindl. While Trindl produces the music, the girls sing for the tracks and also do all of the mixing onstage. The Krew’s following skyrocketed this summer after their release of their first EP, Play Hard, which earned a top 10 spot on iTunes within a few weeks. They put on a phenomenal show, and took the time to greet many of their fans both onstage and offstage. Krew lovers respect Krewella so much because they always give back to their fans.
After Krewella, some students left, but the people who stayed were not disappointed. 3LAU, a DJ famous for his mashups of popular songs, put on a killer set. He had the crowd in his hands and left the audience wanting more after his confetti/smoke-filled set.
Each #Fest always receives a great turnout and crowd reaction. Normally, the annual festival is held in the springtime. This year, however, it was changed to the fall. Prime Social Group recently announced that Ohio University will be seeing a #Fest 11th edition in the spring of 2012.
Could this be the biggest and best college festival in the nation? See it for yourself in 2013!