‘Battle’ determines Big Show opening acts

Regina Ahn

With weeks until the CSUN’s ‘Big Show,’ on Oct. 20, the Associated Students hosted the Big Show Battle. The Big Show Battle took place Wednesday to determine which musical act would open for Big Show’s headliners Big Sean and Diplo. The show was greeted by sponsors from Rockstar, Pizza Rev and A.S.

With a can of rockstar in one hand, about 70 to 90 students and supporters of the performers showed up to the event. The acts were introduced, and A.S. representatives had special contests like a best dancer contest, in which two students were called to the front in order to determine who was the “better dancer.”

The show consisted of rock, rap and electronic mash-ups. Bad Suns, the only rock band that competed, were welcomed by the crowd hesitantly. The DJ hosting the event even made a small reference to “rock music,” playing Nirvana right after their performance.

Rapper Lil’ G rapped two of his own songs and got the crowd hyped by dancing, rapping and showcasing his lyrics. Although the crowd was eager to see the acts, it was DJ Schmitty that pumped up the crowd and got everyone to run around flailing their arms.

His music, which is the most current, mashed up music from Kanye’s “Mercy,” included synched beats with slower R&B songs like “I’m coming home” by Diddy’s group Dirty Money. Schmitty definitely seemed to get the crowd going while he participated in hyping the crowd with his dance moves.

After voting closed Thursday at 9 p.m., the results were in. At the A.S. meeting Friday, the Bad Suns were announced as the winner.