LSU is truly trying to do all it can to make this weekend’s game feel like a home game for South Carolina. Their band will play the Gamecocks’ fight song in lieu of the South Carolina band not being able to travel and they will wear purple jerseys, something that hasn’t been done at home against an SEC opponent since 1994.
The Tigers will be doing something else pretty. Unless you have been in attendance at a Gamecock game, you will not know why it’s so important.
According to The Big Spur, LSU will be playing “Sandstorm” by Darude over the loudspeakers to help get the Gamecock players, as well as fans who may be in attendance, pumped up for kickoffs. Yes, this is the same song that people like to use to answer “What is the name of that song in the video?” on YouTube comments.
This song is so important to Gamecock fans because they play it before every kickoff in Brice-Williams. It is truly the ultimate hype song and fans wave towels over their heads whenever it cranks up. It’s a pretty cool sight, whether live or on video.
“I hope we don’t have to play it too often but if South Carolina scores, we’re going to play their fight song,” LSU AD Joe Alleva said. “We’re going to play some of their introductory music like they would play if their game was at home. We’re going to get Sandstorm; we’re going to play that for them.”
This is going to be an awesome game and I will personally be waving my towel in respect for the South Carolina fans this weekend.
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