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After an hour and a half-long wait because of rain and lightning, rising DJ stars Krewella took the stage to thunderous applause on Farrand Field Saturday night. The group, made up of Kris Trindl (“Rainman”) and sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, was unswayed by the weather, leading students in a chant of “F— the rain!”
The group played an eclectic mix of EDM songs. Fans went wild when the first strains of Knife Party played over the loudspeakers, and Krewella’s remix of “Summit,” by Skrillex, was well-received. The highlight of the night came when, for its last song, the group played “Alive.” Everyone in the audience sang along to the lyrics, defying the weather that kept the air chilly into the night.
But there was disappointment for the many students who felt the concert never quite recovered from the weather break.
“The sound wasn’t loud enough,” said Anouk Guilmineau, a 21-year-old senior chemistry major. ”I’ve seen them before a few times, and the energy just wasn’t there. It was a free show, and it’s still Krewella, but it just wasn’t the same.”
“They were trying to throw out a good vibe,” said Jake Scannell, 21-year-old junior physics major. “It was fun, but it definitely could’ve been better.”
Despite the mixed reviews and troublesome weather, the crowd stayed strong through the end of the night, when the DJs led the CU fight song. Though some were soaked, students spilled out of Farrand Field with smiles on their faces.
Contact CU Independent Entertainment Editor Sarah Elsea at Sarah.email@example.com.