The night before the Bulldogs faced University of Hawaii in the homecoming game, Fresno State held an outside pep rally east of the Peters Building. The festivity was free to all students and community members and marked the end of the homecoming week events.
The pep rally had a rock climbing area, a photo booth, a fire dance performance and many other activities. Food trucks were on hand for everyone to grab a bite. A stage was set with a DJ that played music for everyone to enjoy and dance to.
The headline event of the night included indie pop band Echosmith, who gained popularity in 2013 for their song “Cool Kids.” It was the band’s first time performing at Fresno State.
The band appeared for a roaring crowd and quickly got into the spirit of the night. After several songs, frontwoman Sydney Sierota introduced her bandmates – who are also her siblings – Graham and Noah Sierota.
Not only did the band perform their own hits, but also songs by other well known bands such as Coldplay and The Killers.
Sierota took some time to take a selfie with the crowd and thanked everyone for having homecoming spirit.
The concert ended with the band playing none other than their biggest hit “Cool Kids.” Sierota said it’s very personal song about her struggles with bullying.
Before signing off, she thanked the crowd and said that they would be glad to come back to Fresno.
As for the Bulldogs, they’ll stay home as the ‘Dogs go face to face with Hawaii at Bulldog Stadium for Saturday’s game. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.