tayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band, performed in the John W. Hart Auditorium Nov. 2. Audience members were told before the concert started that if they felt the urge to dance, they should do so in the back of the auditorium.
After the announcement people started dancing at the back of the auditorium.
“It was fun, especially since we got to dance,” said Dakota McEwen, a sophomore studying psychology.
The ‘70s tribute band performed some of the Bee Gees’ most popular hits such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should be Dancing,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talking,” “How Deep is Your Love,” “Nights on Broadway” and “Tragedy.”
“I had a lot of fun. It was nice to hear those songs again,” said Allison Houtz, a freshman studying art education.
Some students didn’t expect it to be a show worth going to.
Ryan Gross, a freshman studying history, was one such student.
“I was surprised,” Gross said. “I thought it would be bad because the songs are old, but it was great.”
In addition to the men and women at the concert who remember when the Bee Gees were popular, BYU-Idaho students also got into the spirit of the ‘70s.
Several people got out of their seats and joined the dancing crowd in the back of the auditorium.
Toward the end of the concert, however, the dancing was no longer limited to the back of the room; many had danced by their seats or had moved closer to the stage.
“There was lots of dancing,” said Josh Claudio, a sophomore studying exercise physiology. “It felt like I was reliving what I wasn’t born into.”
Some students said this was the best concert experience they’d ever had at this school.
“It was the best ever. It was the best show I’ve ever been to at BYU-I,” said Melissa Johnson, a senior studying health science.
Another student, Jorge Alvarez, a senior studying political science, had a similar experience.
“It was an awesome show; best of the year,” he said.
Throughout the entire concert, audience members were screaming and cheering as Stayin’ Alive played the Bee Gees popular hits.
“Emotions ran high,” said Mckay Visser, a freshman studying communication. “It was a delight to be at.”