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The Big Time plays to real hearts and not just “Imaginary Hearts”

by Aja Landolfi, staff reporter

The Big Time is a pop rock/alternative band from Altoona, PA that formed in 2009. Made up of Derek Mrdjenovich (Vocals and Guitar), Aaron Porta (Drums), Brandon Porta (Guitar) and Dylan Auerbeck (bass). They took to the stage at the Revolution Bar and Music Hall to play the third show of their Imaginary Hearts tour. Picture by Aja Landolfi.
The Big Time is a pop rock/alternative band from Altoona, PA that formed in 2009. Made up of Derek Mrdjenovich (Vocals and Guitar), Aaron Porta (Drums), Brandon Porta (Guitar) and Dylan Auerbeck (bass). They took to the stage at the Revolution Bar and Music Hall to play the third show of their Imaginary Hearts tour. Picture by Aja Landolfi.

The Big Time made their third stop on the “Imaginary Hearts” Tour at the Revolution Bar and Music Hall in Amityville Long Island along with their six opening acts.

The Big Time is just getting started with their 18 show Tour. On Monday November Third, the band played to a small crowd of fans and friends. They were playing songs from past albums and from their new EP (musical recording) titled Imaginary Hearts. During the show they played songs off of both their new and old albums such as; Rise or Ruin, Sandcastles, My Muse, my Faith, Sick and Tired, Done with it, and Take it to the Floor.

“I think the concert was really energetic and exciting. The bands played really good songs and it was very thrilling. My overall favorite performance was The Big Time  because they were very outgoing and they sang really good songs. They were really into the music and it was just really fun,” freshman Nikita Mosier said.

Although the crowd was small, every band played as if it were a sold out show. The energy that was sent out into the crowd kept people on their feet all night. A big thanks was sent out to all of the fans for coming out to see the show even though it was a Monday night. Comments were made that because of the fans it was possible for the bands to do what they love to do, which is perform for the fans.

There seemed to be a leftover Halloween presence in the air that night because at least three different singers dropped or broke their microphone that night. This however didn’t phase anyone and resulted in a lot of laughs.

“I really liked the concert it was fun going and enjoyable. The Millenium was my favorite opening act. My favorite part of the night was of course seeing The Big Time,” freshman Julia Maldonado said.

Some other acts that performed that night were Alone With Us, One Click Waiting, Matt Weiss, Six Stories Told, An Honest Year and The Millenium.

The Imaginary Hearts Tour ends on November 22, with a show at The Archway Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is unknown what The Big Time will do next but rumor has it that there might be a Christmas show featuring This Is All Now.

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