Plain White T’s Shares the ‘Rhythm of Love’ for TAMU-CC’s 75th Anniversary

Tim Lopez and Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T’s play “1, 2, 3, 4” at their concert for TAMU-CC’s 75th anniversary.

Many gathered for good times, delicious food, and singing out loud “It’s Our Time Now,” on the fields near Momentum Village.

Famous rock band the Plain White T’s came as a part of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 75th anniversary, where they performed their greatest hits and brought in many local food trucks to kick off this major milestone. 

Over 2,000 people including students, staff, and others came to enjoy a nice evening full of great food and music, or in some instances discover some new music, which was what senior theater production major Aaron Jaggers went to the show for as a newcomer to the band’s music.

“I’m just looking forward to hearing music that I have never heard before,” said Jaggers, “which I have only heard of that one song, but I am here to be amazed.”

Not only did Jaggers plan to discover new music, but he brought his cousin senior engineering major Nick Lubrano along for the ride, who had heard of the band from a well-known television show. 

“My cousin invited me and asked if I wanted to see the Plain White T’s, and I was like, “Alright bet, let’s go,” said Lubrano, “I remember seeing them on ‘iCarly’ and it was my favorite show, and I’m excited to see them again.”

Lubrano also added that he listened to the band a lot when he was younger, but hasn’t as much since then, but was eager to hear them again to get a great trip down memory lane.

The band sang all the hits from “1,2,3,4” to “Boomerang,” and some lucky concertgoers got a chance to catch lead singer Tom Higgenson’s guitar pick to create memories that they will not forget. 

Of course, the band did perform their 2007 smash hit “Hey There Delilah,” which junior history major Katie Wailes sang along to, and was also amazed by the turnout of people who attended and sees it as a sense of getting back to normalcy. 

“Ever since COVID, it’s been really hard to have these things and be set up,” Wailes said. “And now that it’s back again it is really fun.” 

Wailes was also happy to see the amount of people who came to celebrate 75 years of TAMU-CC being around and to represent their hometown and have a night to remember. 

Many hope to continue events like these each year, with many hoping for many artists that are well known or a local band to represent the city.