Who said the marching band was just for geeks? Well, actually...

Egads, this is the best halftime show at a football game ever. All videogames all the time, baby!

I spotted The Legend of Zelda, Pong, Mortal Kombat, and Tetris. (There’s also, allegedly, Pokemon, but as I’m not 12, I didn’t recognize it.)

More evidence that geeks shall inherit the earth.

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  • Stephanie T.

    Lol! That’s very true, but I think that the 80’s band “Pigbag” already proved that marching band geeks are cool. Their most famous song “Papa’s Got a brand new Pigbag” is pretty much played by marching bands all over the world.

  • JMC

    Pokemon is the screencapture before you download the video. It’s the two circles that split apart. When I first saw this, it took a while to figure out we were seeing it upside-down! Love the Mario castle.

  • Astro Boy

    That made my day.

  • rob henschen

    I don’t have any footage, but Saturday afternoon I was at the Notre-Dame/Duke game and the halftime show by the Irish band was music from “Super Mario Brothers” and the formations included Mario, mushrooms, stars, and concluded with the end of level raising of the flag. It was great, topping last week’s rendition of OK Go’s treadmill video….someone from ND should have this on video and post it.

  • Patty

    My 10 year old confirms Poke’ balls.

  • Frances

    This has got to be the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time! Totally made my day. Thanks!!! :o)

  • an

    Hey, at least give some credit to the band and put their name in the article. It’s the Cal Marching Band.

  • Kami

    I don’t like when people diss on marching bands just because that is what everyone else does:( Marching band takes a lot of work and those kids are talented musicians. Since we’re kind of on the subject of college sports. GO MIZZOU TIGERS!!)

  • Christa

    Those were Pokeballs that split apart. I have a 6 year old, therefore I have watched my fair share of Pokemon.

  • Anna

    That was cute but the halftime shows put on by the HBC’s are still the best.

  • Pokemon :(

    Pokemon is a very strategic game and you should give it a chance!

  • t3hdow

    I had a nerdgasm. Holy crap, that band gained my respect.
    By the way Marc B., you forgot to mention the Super Mario Bros theme at the end (along with some music from Super Mario World).

  • M. Nishimura

    Cal Band GREAT!!

  • whimsey

    to Anna – That’s HBCUs and, well, he did say geek – not stylish/performance/awardwinnning – marching bands. Marc – excellent!

  • Lois

    HA! I was at this game and it was awesome! We we’re geeking out the whole time! The Tetris portion is the best…GO CAL (despite their record this year. At least I’m not a fair weather fan!)!!!

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