The Ohio State Band Executed a Giant Moonwalk During Its Michael Jackson Tribute
The three guarantees in life are death, taxes, and the broadcasters of an Ohio State football game gushing about the marching band. On Saturday, at least, the latter was more than warranted, as the Buckeye instrumentalists earned their praise during halftime of OSU’s game against Iowa.
Running through a Michael Jackson tribute to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the late singer’s album Bad, the band played parts of “Thriller”, “Bad”, “Billie Jean”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and “Man in the Mirror”. The standout moment came around the four-minute mark: The Buckeyes launched into “Billie Jean”, arranged themselves into the King of Pop’s likeness, and proceeded to simulate a moonwalk across the field. Jim Leyland must have been proud.