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Stanford marching band ruins 2014 Rose Bowl for some people

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Richland123, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  2. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    That link needs a vid.
  3. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Ayuh. That's how they are. The Yale - PREcision - MARCHing - BAND! is the same way. Not going to bother pretending that they take walking in step so deadly seriously. Good for them, as far as I'm concerned!
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I love it!
  5. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Marching bands are real serious business. Haven't any of you people seen Drumline? *lol*

  6. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware rep.
    In 2000 I got to see Stanford play Wisconsin at the Rosebowl. We were in the first row at the 5 yard line sitting behind the Stanford band.

    They were raucous and fun loving musicians. They ran wild during half-time, probably pissing off a bunch of people but they didn't care. Stanford will never get 125 people practicing year round marching the day away. They are who they are; smart people with an attitude. :cool:

    We got a treat after they game. We hung out for awhile as all the other fans were leaving. Since Wisconsin has a tradition of the "fifth" quarter where the band plays a "private" concert for their fans around the goal line area on their side of the field, we were listening while we hung out. Not to be out done, the Stanford band played for us and a few others for about 30 minutes.

    And a great time was had by all.:hyper:

    PS. My daughter graduated from Stanford!

    Fear the Cardinal
  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Here you go

  8. Must be another piece of Americana that I just don't get.
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Meh. Just some kids having fun. Let them go nuts. It's the closest thing to cool a marching band will ever be in my view (and I played tuba in one for a couple years). Asking for reverence around a football game is just dumb. I think it takes some nuts...... uh........ guts for the school and the department to let them have fun like that. They will have those memories forever. And other marching band members will be able to say "Hey, you guys remember that killer straight line we made with perfectly pressed uniforms at the Rose Bowl back in '13?" (Not so cool when you think about it.)

    Let 'em have fun and quitcher ***chin.
  10. would everyone rather see a conventional marching band....? they're not the most fun to watch.

    that's a band i'd love to play in, and i enjoyed watching.
  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The Stanford band is famous for doing goofy stuff. Anyone who doesn't get it hasn't been paying attention.
  12. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Talk about first world problems. Oy.
  13. A line from the original article sums it up perfectly:

    "For the second straight year, people are mad that some college kids had fun."

    I liked it.
  14. dieselbass


    May 15, 2010
    Davis CA
    Yeah, some of the stuff people get angry about can be pretty amusing. My old music teacher in high school went to Stanford and played contra bass in the Santa Clara Vanguard so he had the best of both worlds.
  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

  16. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Having never watched a rose bowl game in my life, I don't get it either. I had never heard anything about the Stanford marching band, so this is news to me.

    Seems pretty damn silly for people to be getting so twisted off about some college kids screwing around.
  17. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    Having played in marching bands, pep bands (Davidson in the Sweet 16 1968), and military matching bands....I freaking LOVED IT!!!!
  18. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    As a canadian, i never understood marching bands. People care? I had an american gf years ago (well i still have one now but a different one) that used to be in marching bands and i thought less of her for having been in one... especially when she was telling me about being disciplined for whatever reason i forgot (made to run laps) and actually going along with it. Whatever they play is not music to my ears. It's an approximation of music at best. It's like military bands.

    Anyway, i can only get behind a marching band that makes people who care about marching bands upset...
  19. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    Stanford band has been like that for many, many year. Good for them. I was in a college marching band that was very much the same kind of thing. It was fun, creative and entertaining. Kudos to Stanford and any other band that presents music in a fun and vital way.
  20. That was more enjoyable than watching them walk in a straight line. Why not have a little fun?