I was in the band. Yeah, that's right. But we didn't do anything like this, damnit.

During halftime at the Ohio State/Nebraska game over the weekend, the OSU marching band put on a great show…especially for gamers. Even if you aren't a football or band fan, you have to appreciate something like this.

The band paid tribute to a variety of popular gaming franchises, including Mario , Halo , Zelda , Pac-Man , and Tetris . It's really well done and if you're prone to being nostalgic, this could very well bring a tear to your eye. By the way, it's interesting to note that OSU is one of the very few bands that boasts only brass and percussion; they've got 225 members in total, though, so they put on quite a show.

Thanks, BikerSaint!

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556pineapple
556pineapple
8 years ago

As a gamer and former band nerd, this is amazing! As a Michigan fan… well, that's to be expected, isn't it?


Last edited by 556pineapple on 10/7/2012 10:42:05 PM

Underdog15
Underdog15
8 years ago

me = also a band nerd/gamer/athlete.

This was fun to watch. 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Great choreography. I never had any musical talent, sadly I'm tone deaf.

tes37
tes37
8 years ago

That was pretty impressive. Thanks for sharing this BikerSaint and PSXE.

dlte
dlte
8 years ago

hey, i was at the game!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

I was there too! So glad I chose to go to this game instead of the UofI game. My dad and I seldom bond/agree on anything but it was a great experience explaining all the videogames/characters on display.

O-H!

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
8 years ago

Holy crap I was blown away! That was fantastic! I wonder how many hours went into practicing that! The part with Epona (the horse) especially blew me away.

T2X
T2X
8 years ago

That was great! Thanks Bikersaint!

Drake_RB3
Drake_RB3
8 years ago

Just saw this when a friend shared it on Facebook. What an awesome show.

I'm with you Ben. High School and then Marist College Marching band was a lot of fun. It's always impressive to check out the bigger schools' shows.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

There's a reason they're called "The Best Damn Band in the Land".

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
8 years ago

Thanks for the shout-out Ben & peeps!

I'm not into marching bands, but damn if watching them didn't give me chills & an extra sense of pride of being a life-long gamer.
So I just knew I had to also pass it along for the rest of the gamers here to enjoy too.

To dlte & LV,

Heck, if I got chills just watching the vid version, I can't imagine how you felt seeing it all go down before your eyes in real life.

Color me green with envy, LOL.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 10/8/2012 12:27:05 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
8 years ago

My dad went to Ohio State and has always enjoyed their band so I can't tell you enough how special it was to stand next to him and explain what everything was (though he did get tetris). Plus it was a great game in what I consider the best football stadium.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
8 years ago

Pretty neat. Doesn't make me hate their football team any less, though. 🙂

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
8 years ago

Watching Michigan's flag coming down was great! OSU definately has one hell of a marching band.