Any college football fan loves their team’s fight song. It just comes with the territory.
But what if you had to listen to that song several hours a day, on repeat? Would you still love it? If it were me, I’d get sick of it fast.
Well, Iowa fans, your Hawkeyes’ fight song has found its way to an abandoned building in Niagara Falls, New York. According to a report from Philip Gambini of The Niagara Gazette, Iowa’s fight song has been blasted on repeat inside an empty building every night from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for six months. There have been multiple complaints to the building’s owners, Thunderfalls LLC, but nothing has changed.
Gambini’s report further elaborated.
The roughly 50-second fight song clip is, over the course of seven hours, looped over 500 times. It is played without composer Meredith Willson’s lyrics: which begin, “the word is ‘Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,’ until the walls and rafters ring”; and end, “the word is ‘Fight! Fight! Fight! for IOWA,’ until the game is won.”
Maybe the owners are Iowa fans? Maybe some merry prankster sneaks into the building through a back door nightly?
Either way, stay tuned to Campus Sports for any new developments on this story!
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