Michael Jackson was the King of Pop; Ohio State University’s marching band is the king of in-formation moves. So when the two collided over the weekend, the video of OSU’s performance quickly went viral. Be sure to check it out; the whole video is worth watching, but things really get interesting around the 4:15 mark.
During the halftime of the university’s football game versus Iowa, the marching band fanned out and launched into a Jackson tribute, playing parts of songs like “Thriller” and “Bad.” But that was just a warm-up: Next, they created a field-wide outline of Jackson’s profile, complete with over-sized white glove. Which we all know was one of our favorite moves to do as a kid, I wouldn’t be wrong if I said everyone at one point in life tried to mimic Michael Jackson dance moves.
And as they blasted through Jackson’s hit “The Way You Make Me Feel,” the marchers made Jackson dance in a way no one had ever seen before, including taking him through his classic moonwalk dance, and even making him do a split. The video has so far racked up over 80,000 views.
REST IN PEACE to the G.O.A.T MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!! (King of Pop)
OSU’s marching band has been making lots of noise lately with its inventive routines; in Oct. 2012 they did a video game tribute whose video has racked up over 15 million views. But for sheer visual originality, it’s hard to beat their latest triumph. And for the record? OSU won the game later on.