BY KAYDEE JONES
Gull Life Editor
It’s not everyday that an iHeart Radio Music Festival performer
and award-winning artist comes to Salisbury University,
but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday night as
hundreds of students packed in to Maggs Gym to witness the
2016 Gullfest headliner, Jason Derulo.
Students danced and sang along as Derulo sang his hits of
the past and present.
But the show was not without it’s complications.
After the shows two opening acts, The Jesters and breakfast
performed, Student Activities Director Tricia Garvey-Smith
came on stage to announce that Derulo had transportation issues
and the show was delayed from 6:15 p.m. until 9 p.m.
The gym was shut down and then reopened at 8:30 p.m. for
all students. Around 9:30 p.m. Derulo came on stage with his
dancers and quickly hyped the crowd.
But as Derulo was singing his new single “If It Ain’t Love”
about 45 minutes into the show, the sound suddenly cut out.
However Derulo and his team tried to not let it kill the show.
As they say, the show must go on.
Derulo’s dancers starting dancing and chanting “No music”
with the crowd, and after a brief intermission Derulo came
back on stage and started answering questions from the
After about five minutes, the power was restored and
Derulo’s performance ended on a high note (but really, he hit
some insanely high notes), closing out another year’s Gullfest.