While there’s plenty of gamers who are also sports fans, the two entertainment mediums don’t often crossover. This marching band at the Nebraska football game, however, had the crowd wildly roaring with amazement from start to finish.
The Ohio State University Marching Band on October 6th performed at half-time on the theme of video games. The performance made paid tribute to many gaming franchises, including Pokemon, Mario, Zelda, Halo, Tetris, Pac-Man, and Space Invaders. The formations are superbly co-ordinated and the quality of the orchestrated game themes are top-notch. Definitely a nice incentive to those who got back-row seats.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the performance was seeing the TriForce transform into Epona majestically galloping and rearing up on her hind legs, while a sweet composition of “Gerudo’s Valley” plays. It’s easy to forget that those are people down there making that happen!
Look closely at 7:35 and you’ll see a real-life Mario and Luigi high-fiving each other and jumping about for the crowd while the band plays their tune and animates the iconic Super Mario Bros. castle and flagpole.
I’m eager to see more of The Ohio State University Marching Band’s showings, even if its not video game related.