|fear the tree
||[Jan. 4th, 2011|12:35 am]
As much as I hate the BCS, under the deeply flawed system that we have, this was a great night for my alma mater.
Zero credit to the Orange Bowl for banning the Stanford Band from a halftime performance. Just because they aren't a "traditional" college marching band is no reason to discriminate.
Always be trolling.
UPDATE: The band wasn't actually banned from playing at halftime. That's good to know!
According to that Wiki entry:
Despite Twitter rumors to the contrary, the band was not banned from performing during the 2011 Orange Bowl halftime. The Orange Bowl traditionally has major-label recording artists perform the halftime show, not school marching bands (The Goo Goo Dolls performed the 2011 show). They did, however perform during pregame, which was briefly shown on the game's national broadcast. The theme of that show was "Recent Events in the Pro Sports World in Miami."
Apparently neither college band got to play at half-time, but both played in the pre-game show.
I guess I should read my own links. Goes to show that you can't believe everything you see on the internets.
2011-01-05 01:04 am (UTC)
FWIW, I don't think the bands have ever played during the OB halftime; at least when I was growing up (and a regular OB attendee) they played in the OB parade rather than during the game, though the parade is now only a memory. But definitely congrats- a great win and a great season.
(Luis, a Miami native)