OSU Marching Band’s Tribute To Gaming Is Awesome
Band nerds have always been, well nerds, it’s true. (Full disclosure: I played tuba, and yes, Sousaphone, from 6th grade until I graduated high school.) But as nerd culture slowly but surely turns into mainstream culture, it’s interesting to watch the way that the normals (read: notnerds) totally respond to and celebrate the things that were once only gushed over by the nerds. Case in point, the Ohio State Marching Band’s tribute to Video Games, shown off during the halftime show of this weekend’s Ohio State/Nebraska game. The audience loves it, you see, and it’s almost enough to make me hope that the band nerd stereotype is finally going away, along with that of the antisocial gamer. Have a look:
Incidentally, This incredibly well choreographed and very eclectic performance is a testament to the very, very hard work that goes into crafting a marching bands performance. Believe me, getting up every day at 5 AM from August until December is the WORST. Making things even more difficult, the kids holding those instruments never see anything but the player in front of them; the only time they get to see what the audience sees is when they watch the video later.