Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Best Damned Band in the Land

I don’t usually go nuts over college football, but I do follow Ohio State.  Any OSU fan knows that besides the football team, the marching band is also a huge draw.  They may not be as flamboyant as other bands, in that they don’t do a lot of dancing around, but their creativity and precision is off the charts.

My dad sent me a clip of the band from last week’s game, and it just knocked my socks off.  The band does a Tribute to Movies, featuring the themes from Superman, Harry Potter, Titanic, Jurassic Park, and others, but with applicable choreography.  You have to see it to believe it.


I just wonder what it takes to come up with an intricate routine like this?  Who thinks it up, and how long does it take to practice?  I mean, they have to do something every week, don’t they?

I only have a short post for you today… I have another day planned to spend at the sports bar.  The Steelers game against the Patriots isn’t on local TV; both they and the Ratbirds game against the Brownies are on at 4:25.  (Every market in the country is getting the Steelers/Patriots, except Baltimore and Cleveland.)

Because I don’t want to risk not getting my preferred seating, I usually show up around noon, and sit through all the 1:00 games.  So pity me, as I’m forced to endure giant hamburgers, wings and cold beer for seven hours today.  Alas…

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  1. The band did a great moonwalking Michael Jackson the week before that. If you haven't seen it, you should.

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    1. I saw it... In fact that's what I though my dad' clip was going to be. That T-Rex bit was so cool.

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  2. Several friends posted clips on FB last week, but since OSU kicked the crap out of my team, I could not bear to watch them. I must say it was pretty spectacular. I too am amazed at how someone comes up with all those details and moves, and then all those students carry it out.

    Have fun today. I am not feeling it; I had accepted before the season started that the Steelers would not have a winning record. I was putting them at about .500, but I may have overshot. We shall see.

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    1. I don't have any faith in this season's team, either, but I still have to see the game. It's actually easier once you've given up hope. At least the Ratbirds lost today too, to the Browns, to add insult to injury.

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  3. Let's have 15 minutes of football and four quarters of BAND!
    OR 15 minutes of football and four quarters of eating!

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  4. I've seen this band video, and it is damn good!

    But I'd rather eat pretzels and watch anything other than OSU football...

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  5. You say that as an Ohioan? Blasphemer!!

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  6. oHIo! Of course I was enthralled by this post from the get-go. Even though I have absolutely no idea what's going on in OSU football at the moment. I've watched one football game at a bar in my life, and it was a disaster. But your burgers and wings and beer have me tempted to try again.

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    1. Lucky for you, this post has nothing to do with football...

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  7. Back in the the day, I was in the marching band. That shit is hard. Mostly because I don't know my right from my left. So when the turns came, I was always going the wrong way.

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. Sounds like the story of your life... Always going the wrong way... But at least it's YOUR way, and that's what makes it interesting.

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