Demons Come out at Night pep rally headlined by 3OH!3


Haley Wiggins

30H!3, otherwise known as Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman, provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

The “Demons Come Out at Night” pep rally was held at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana Tailgate Field and hosted by the University Programming Council and First Year Experience.

Excitement filled the air as the Demon Dazzlers, the NSU Cheer Team, the Purple Pizzazz Pom Line and the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band formed together to pump the fans up for NSU’s first home game against the Lamar University Cardinals.

After some stunting and tumbling by the NSU Cheer Team, presenter Ebenezer Aggrey and Natalee Cook came out to deliver some demon spirit.

Then, Aggrey and Cook introduced a rousing rendition of the Fight Song by the freshman members of the Spirit of Northwestern.

After performances by the spirit groups, they explained that the pep rally was not only a way to pump the fans up for the upcoming game but also a way to teach freshmen the traditions associated with home football games.

The Spirit of Northwestern provided their rendition of the pregame show, including such hits as the Fight Song, Go Demons Go, Demon Spellout and Beat The Hell Out of Lamar.

Coach Brad Laird, accompanied by Vic the Demon, went onstage to express excitement about the upcoming home game (which produced a Demon win).

The theme of the evening seemed to be Y2K nostalgia, which was evident in the performances by the spirit groups and the headliner, 3OH!3.

3OH!3, otherwise known as Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman, provided the musical entertainment for the evening.

It wasn’t 3OH!3’s first time on NSU’s campus, having previously appeared at the DemonFest music festival in 2013. They opened the set with “Starstrukk,” a track that featured Katy Perry on the remix.

3OH!3 partied their way through their greatest hits with maybe one or two songs from their most recent material. After much stage banter, 3OH!3 came back for one more encore: the often-memed and infamous “Don’t Trust Me.”