I’m going to be blunt here. Organization is not my strong suit. If I didn’t have a virtual receptionist constantly beeping on my hip and reminding me that it’s time to log on for a meeting or take my allergy medicine or take the kids out of the tumble dryer after their bath, it’d be amazing if I made it through a day without accidentally setting myself on fire. So I would be absolutely gobsmacked by the above video of the Ohio State University marching band performing a ridiculously epic and well coordinated performance involving maybe 100 people if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m in the middle of having the panic attack it gave me.
The OSU marching band performed their “Hollywood Blockbusters” tribute this past weekend, and it was a show-stopper. It’s impressive enough when they form a giant Superman S in the middle of the field while playing music from the Superman movies. Then they take things to the next level by forming a stick-figure Clark Ken, having him duck into a phone booth, emerge as a stick-figure Superman, and then fly across the field to save a toppling building. I’ll grant that I’ve long since let my subscription to Marching Band Monthly lapse, so I dunno, maybe this sort of thing is status quo these days, but it’s still pretty damn impressive.
There are several more impressive displays the band puts on over the course of the nearly nine-minute video, but it’ll be more fun for you to just discover them yourselves. We’ll only spoil the other science-fiction-y formation of the show, a scene right out of Jurassic Park where they form a gigantic tyrannosaurus rex, have it lumber across the field, and then wrap things up by having it eat a dude. The only way it could be more fun is if they’d gone the extra mile for accuracy and had it eat a lawyer on a toilet.