Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Bronco Events and Activities Team (BEAT) held their annual Traveling Show on Thursday, April 28 during U-hour (noon to 1 p.m.) with indie electronic band FMLYBND (pronounced Family Band) headlining the on-the-go show.
The show kicked off at a packed Center Court in the Bronco Student Center (BSC, Bldg. 35) at noon, and provided students with some sweet, much-needed acoustic relief from classes as they enjoyed their lunch.
“I actually started [reaching out to bands] in January of this year and everyone that I reached out to—I probably reached out to like 20 bands—all of them could not make it,” said Fisher. “I guess this time of the year is really big for bands. Everyone was booked.”
“I actually reached out [to FMLYBND] to perform for Rock the Commons, but they couldn’t because they were booked, and I’m actually connected in a way [to the band],” added Fisher. “It’s weird—my cousin had [lead vocalists] Braelyn and Mac perform at her wedding and I’ve seen them live a couple of times, so I reached out to them [for Traveling Show] and they said yes. It was such a long planning process.”
According to Fisher, Traveling Show was conceived by last year’s music chair, Hana Kim. “I’m just kind of continuing her legacy and I really wanted to do a good job because she’s such a huge inspiration to me,” said Fisher. “It definitely gets hectic, but I know my team has my back.”
Johana Venegas, a first-year undecided student, has been volunteering with BEAT since the middle of fall quarter. “BEAT has been one of the fun [volunteer opportunities compared to others and it’s been] a great opportunity,” said Venegas.
Venegas shared the following insights for those looking to get more involved: “Take advantage of the opportunities given to you. Explore your options. There’s a lot of trial and tribulation.”
The band made their final stop at the Pancakes at University Quad with a cover of the Pixies’ “Where is My Mind,” along with a rendition of their single “Hearts on Fire” from their “Hearts on Fire” EP released in January of this year.
The crowds also engaged in a sing along—belting out the chorus of “Hearts on Fire.”
Watch our coverage of the Traveling Show below: