The Stanford Band is notorious for doing it’s own thing and ignoring the tradition of most marching bands. On Tuesday at the Rose Bowl, they stepped it up a notch. They poked fun at Wisconsin by using cheese puns during their performance, drummed on kitchen sinks and wore shirts advocating for marijuana to be legalized.
ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt summed it up pretty well:
Nobody gives fewer f's than the Stanford band.
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) January 1, 2013
I personally wondered why the band was able to do this, and if the University was okay with this occurring, and found this on Twitter.
.@cjzero Unlike most schools, Stanford has very little control over their band. It is a student organization
— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) January 2, 2013
Pretty interesting, I wonder how the alumni feel about the bands antics? Perhaps they are just used to it at this point and embrace it.
[Photos via: @cjzero]
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