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Kesha concert raises money for charity

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On Friday Jan. 27, singer/songwriter Kesha preformed at the Stroh center at Bowling Green State University. She was backed by her band, The Creepies, and delivered a lively, glittery and political show.

The concert was opened by two bands, Graduation Day and Light Horizon. Both bands provided genres much different from Kesha’s own, and while they each had their own strengths, the audience got antsy waiting for the main show to start. This was highlighted by the huge gap of time between the end of Light Horizon’s performance and Kesha’s.

When she finally came out, the crowd was energized again. There were reportedly about 2000 in attendance. Kesha continued on her F**k the World Tour backed by her band, The Creepies. She opened with one of her most popular songs, “Die Young”. All night she played covers or songs from past albums.

This past year Kesha has been in a lawsuit against her producer, Dr. Luke, for alleged sexual assault. She lost the right to perform or release any songs without him, and she refuses to work with him. As she told the crowd, she has “73 new songs” waiting for her audience, but she is not legally allowed to release them now.

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Playing her well-known songs made the crowd excited. There were cheers and fists in the air as each song started to play, especially really big hits like “Tik Tok” or “Take it Off”. Kesha also covered “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace and expressed the song expressed exactly what she was feeling.

Kesha’s performance was political all night as she talked about her “lawsuit from hell,” as well as our new presidential administration and brought out a rainbow American flag in solidarity for the LGBT community.

The performance was organized by Bands4Change, a company that sets up concerts for charity. This show was the company’s first, but CEO Maya Dayal, an Ohio resident, hopes to continue doing a concert like this annually. When asked why she chose Kesha for this particular show, Dayal responded that Kesha has history as an activist, and the charities chosen were all things Kesha is passionate about. To make the performers have a “personal connection to the company,” Dayal lets the performers pick the charities they want the proceeds to benefit. The Humane Society International, the National Eating Disorder Association, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network were the three charities that Kesha chose.

The show was fun and energetic. The crowd left the show with sore throats and tried legs, which are the marks of a good concert.

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