Year after year, California State University, Northridge’s annual Big Show gathering—produced by Associated Students, Inc.—brings chart-topping musicians to the campus for performances on the Oviatt Library Lawn. This year’s event was no different: DJ Afrojack came and played his unique style of electronic dance music (EDM) to more than 9,000 students, most holding glow sticks in the air to celebrate.
DJ Afrojack’s appearance follows last year’s performer, Diplo, another popular EDM DJ. His addition to the bill (along with rapper Big Sean) in 2012 set the stage for this year’s show given the popularity of the genre of music among students. The 2013 Big Show quickly sold out.
“Electronic dance music is growing rapidly through our culture, with music festivals attended all around, [so] we wanted to try it out,” said Eric Planas, an Associated Students liaison. “We’re changing the whole concept of Big Show, and it’s going to be a lot different.”
If students like CTVA major Shirin Nahvi are any indication, next year’s offering could be more of the same.
“I loved the glow sticks, the art wall and the light tunnel,” she said. “It was a loud show and a fun night, so I’m definitely coming back.”
For more: Tickets Sell Out and Afrojack Wows at Big Show (Daily Sundial)