Hands in the shape of the 3OH!3 symbol filled Beasley Coliseum Saturday night during the 2012 Springfest concert.
Lisa Heard, SEB special events executive programmer, said the SEB estimated that about 2,000 tickets were sold to the concert featuring 3OH!3, Chingy and Weekin Warrioz, winner of this year’s battle of the bands.
Opening for the show was Weekin Warrioz. The band’s members had the audience shouting to their rap lyrics throughout their set.
Next to hit the stage was multi-platinum artist Chingy, whose hit song included “Right Thurr,” which peaked at number two in 2003 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Chingy said he was excited to be in Pullman, making references to the party atmosphere at WSU.
Performing with Chingy was rapper Rich Money, who joined him on stage and got the crowd jumping.
Both rappers stayed near the front of the stage after their performance to take pictures and sign autographs with fans.
3OH!3 came on the stage next with the crowd screaming. The band’s upbeat music and party atmosphere had the crowd dancing and singing along.
The band performed a series of songs including “Starstrukk,” “My First Kiss,” “Richman,” “Double Vision” and many others as well as covers of songs such as “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by the Scorpions and “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith.
Sean Foreman, one of the two members of 3OH!3, said he couldn’t believe how many parties there were on the street at WSU.
“We had the chance to walk around your guys’ campus,” said Nathaniel Motte, 3OH!3’s other band member. “We were welcomed in for drinks by several people.”
Prior to the show, Foreman took some time to talk about the band’s music and their excitement about coming to Pullman.
“Let me put it this way,” he said. “John Elway graduated from Pullman High School.”
As far as their music goes, Foreman said it could also be compared to John Elway.
“It’s like John Elway threw a football at a marching band,” he said. “We always describe it as electronic, hip hop, fun — inclusive music. But you can call it whatever you want to as long as you are listening to it.”
Near the end of the show, 3OH!3 took a moment to talk about how WSU is one of the best crowds that they have had.
To end the show, the band performed their hit “Don’t Trust Me” from their album “Want,” which reached number seven in 2009 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.
Victor Whitney, a freshman criminal justice and music major, said he thought the concert went really well.
“The opener was really good and 3OH!3 really knows how to pump up the crowd,” he said.
Siamara Carranza, a Pullman resident, said she thought the concert was awesome.
“This was my third concert ever,” she said. “It was my personal favorite. I didn’t care much for the two openers, but I loved all of 3OH!3.”