Viral Video Thursday: Ohio State Marching Band’s Nerdtastic Halftime Show

Let’s face it: most of us who work in a web-related industry are or have been nerds at one point in our lives. And what nerd doesn’t love a giant reference to all their favorite inside jokes? This video is an all-out celebration of two supremely nerdy pursuits: marching band and video games.

In this amazing half-time show, which they pulled together in a week and a half, Ohio State’s marching band performs a collection of video game theme songs, accompanied by matching formations. They have a little bit of everything, from classics like Space Invaders, Tetris, Pac-Man, and Mario, all the way through Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, and even Halo.

It’s a long video (9 minutes!) but it’s well worth the watch – wait until you see them make Link’s horse, Epona, actually run! Major props to Ohio State’s marching band for pulling this together so quickly and performing it so well.

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