Over the weekend, it was announced that LSU would prohibit opposing team’s marching bands from performing at halftime. The reasoning behind the decision was for safety measures, including avoiding crowded sidelines.
However, the decision didn’t sit well with some people, but now there is no reason for controversy.
LSU officials decided to overturn the ruling, so you will now get to hear the sounds of marching bands from around the country during halftime at Death Valley.
LSU announced the new plan in a lengthy statement late Wednesday night.
“We’re very grateful to the band and to the risk management office for working with us to find a practical solution,” athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement. “Our goal is to celebrate the tradition of college football while enhancing the comfort and security of everyone who visits our campus on Saturday nights.”
News: #LSU reversed its policy and will now allow visiting bands to play at halftime.
Saga over. pic.twitter.com/9wOoyr7pkZ
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) June 15, 2016
“We have gladly made adjustments to our own halftime show to make it possible for visiting bands to perform on the field,” said band director Damon Talley. “It is important that we’re able to share the field with our colleagues who want to experience the unique atmosphere that is Tiger Stadium. We enthusiastically support the university’s effort to make this happen.”
Phew. Glad that serious issue was taken care of.
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