OSU's new YouTube video is 8 minutes and 50 seconds long, and it has already gathered a whopping 2,355,826 views and counting today, Monday, October 28, 2013. It has been less than 48 hours since the video was uploaded to the "OSUMBvideo" YouTube channel, but the views and thumbs-up likes are soaring. That's because the band apparently really took their time in choreographing something spectacular with the video, titled "The Ohio State University Marching Band Performs Their Hollywood Blockbuster Show," and has now set the bar very high for marching bands around the world.
First the band formed the Superman logo, and even created a phone booth, morphing into a man running out with Superman cape to push a falling building back upright.
Then there was the "Wizard of Oz," whereby someone on a broom flew by and caught a bird in the form a person flapping around with gigantic wings on the field.
After that came "Jurassic Park," whereby the band formed dinosaur. And then "Pirates of the Caribbean" made this reporter laugh out loud as two "ships" went to battle with actual fireworks.
Before watching it, I wondered why a simple marching band video would earn enough attention to make it on the "What's Hot" list of Alexa.com, which tracks popular web pages -- but now that I have viewed the entire thing, I see why it's getting international buzz.
Today I can say I'm proud to be a Buckeye.