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Pa’ina at the Pier 2018 rocks students into the new school year

    By Casey Park - Managing Editor. September 4, 2018 - 11:44 am

3OH!3 ended the concert with their heavily requested hit song “Don’t Trust Me.” Photo by Casey Park.

Hawaii Pacific University’s (HPU) annual Pa’ina at the Pier rocked Aloha Tower Marketplace’s Pier 9 Stage on Friday, Aug. 31. HPU’s Campus Activities Board hosted the concert, funded by the Student Activity Fee, which featured Maui-based reggae band Maoli and electronic music duo 3OH!3.

Over 200 people attended the event where they could eat pizza and listen to hour long sets from each of the performers.

Local reggae band Maoli performed one of their most popular songs, “Write Me A Letter.” Photo by Casey Park.

Many local students sang and danced along to Maoli’s reggae tunes. Attendee Isaiah Wagenman mentioned, “I liked the local band; they brought so much energy to the crowd.”

Afterwards, 3OH!3 brought high-energy music and dance moves to the stage. The band interacted with attendees throughout the performance by walking through the crowd and taking selfies with students. One lucky attendee even got the chance to dance on the stage with the band.

HPU Senior and Chemistry major Duncan Gowdy said he thought the band “killed it” and that they brought back “good memories.”