Hate, hate when the public address system starts blaring music. Couple of times, they played it over our own band. “Seek and Destroy” is also back sadly instead of letting the band play their kickoff music (well, the band plays, but you can’t hear them). I love Metallica, but I’d rather hear the band play in that situation and have all the Cougar paws going in the crowd. Also, the same riff getting played prior to every Rice 3rd down play was obnoxious. Need to just let the band do it’s thing and let things happen naturally with the crowd.
Being on the north side, I wish they’d set up some speakers for the band that face towards us so we can hear the performance. Didn’t hear a note of the Amazing Grace collab or most of the halftime performance.
As far what I liked, the intro of the team is amazing every time. That fire going, the smoke, and the strobe lights from the tunnel make for one of the coolest sites around. Took my two youngest last night to their first ever game and they were fired up right away from that. The Cage Sway was cool to see with a full student section. The band was rocking early last night and kept it up all the way through even after many had departed. Traffic wasn’t too bad going home on Scott.