During the Rose Bowl game on Wednesday against Michigan State, the Stanford University marching band formed what appears to be the logo of the mobile application “Snapchat.”
Each marching band in the United States has a unique reputation. Stanford’s is known for general weirdness, as sports website SB Nation noted.
This year, Stanford’s marching band paid tribute to the popular photo messaging app, which was created by university alums Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy.
The performance, however, didn’t sit well with many. Subsequently, a Twitter rant was generated. Have look at some of the responses.
Stanford: the reason no one takes you seriously is because your band is extremely unprofessional and not good enough to pull that off.— Brendan Crowley (@BrendanCrowley8) January 2, 2014
In not-so-shocking Rose Bowl halftime news, the #Stanford band gets booed.— Andy Drukarev (@StanfordRivals) January 1, 2014
Stanford's marching band right now is the stupidest thing I have ever seen #California— Stone Fuglaar (@StoneF13) January 2, 2014
I can only conclude that the Stanford administration is less than brilliant. Otherwise they would ban that disgrace of a band. #rosebowl— Stephanie Kendrick (@stephanie4osu) January 2, 2014
Who gave these idiots musical instruments and let them on the field of the Rose Bowl? Still waiting to see Stanford's marching band— Ben Jaski (@BenJaski) January 2, 2014
Oh btw Stanford's marching band sucks— Adam Rickert (@adam_rickert) January 2, 2014
What the fuck is wrong with Stanford's band.— Prof. Troutfarmer IV (@crabappled) January 2, 2014
What the fuck was up with Stanford's band? That was a terrible....everything— Andrew S (@DrNoodles) January 2, 2014
Maybe these folks could learn a thing or two from the Ohio State marching band, also known as The Best Damn Band in the Land (TBDBITL). They entertained their audiences with extremely popular performances including a Michael Jackson moonwalk tribute, a movie montage and a rendition of the Gettysburg Address.
Also, Clemson University marching band gave a super synchronized performance in November, the video of which went viral on the internet. They formed several video game characters from Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda including a goomba, Mario’s face (which looks a lot like Kirby), a Triforce, a stick figure that could be Link, and a few more.