Although it’s somewhat awe-inspiring to see the formations a lot of marching bands have spent most of their summer hours perfecting, Death Valley at Tiger Stadium is likely to see a transition from blaring trumpets and murderous drum breaks to something more egregious and show-stopping.
And as a means of transforming the landscape of halftime shenanigans, the LSU Tigers are alluring gameday attendees with flare similar to Super Bowl halftimes.
In what seems to be an abolishing act by LSU toward its Golden Band marching band, LSU’s main agenda during its college football intermissions will be primarily satisfied by the likes of One Republic (10/17 vs. Florida) and Aloe Blacc (11/14 vs. Arkansas).
President of College Live, LLC, Don Green:
“Another Saturday in Tiger Stadium just got bigger. It is very exciting to bring great artists into Tiger Stadium to play with LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland. These unique performances will only add to the reputation of Tiger Stadium being one of the greatest places to watch football.”
Like all things tangible and non-tangible, re-imaging a college football’s halftime show has its advantages and disadvantages. One excuse a university’s administrative department is likely to come by is that making over the experience for an incoming college student is very necessary in maintaining attendance. But the disadvantage of doing so means, at times, letting go of tradition – and in LSU’s case, its marching band.
But fear not, fellow band geeks, because divorcing college football and marching bands would be like sipping gin without the tonic – not happening.
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