Watch Entire Southern University Band Halftime Performance From UL Season Opener
Although Southern suffered a tough 45-6 loss in their season opener at the hands of UL, Cajun Field belonged to the Jags at halftime as the 'Human Jukebox' band brought down the house.
Often imitated, but never ever duplicated, the Southern University Marching Band was on point as they high stepped in and out of razor sharp formations and dazzled a crowd of nearly 40,000 at Cajun Field.
The 'Human Jukebox' entered the field to the sound of Tears For Fears' classic 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World.' After showing off their mesmerizing precision the band reminded everyone that it's ok to "smile"—belting out their rendition of Pharrell's 'Happy' while simultaneously forming a perfect smiley face.
Here's an even better angle, thanks to DaEdge Productions.
The 'Human Jukebox' followed up 'Happy' by breaking it down with funky dance moves sent the crowd into a frenzy. At one point I heard a Ragin' Cajuns fan say "halftime is gametime"—a quote from the classic movie 'Drumline.'
The Dancing Dolls then took the field to perform a routine to Blondie's 'Call Me' before band got funky again—showing off dance moves like the 'Nae Nae' while performing a medley that included Vanilla Ice's 'Ice Ice Baby' and DJ Snake & Lil Jon's 'Turn Down For What.'
You'll have to watch the video to see the solo dance performance from 'Big Mike' who may have stolen the show with his grand finale!
In my opinion, one of the more impressive performances of the night from the Southern band came when most of the crowd had already exited the stadium.
As I was walking out of Cajun Field at the end of regulation Southern followed up their alma mater with a rendition of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' that literally stopped me in my tracks.
As always, it was an honor to host the Southern University Jaguars, their band, and all their amazing fans for a weekend of football fun at Cajun Field. We can't wait to have you all back in Lafayette, LA!
Until next time you can keep up with the 'Human Jukebox' on their official Facebook page.
BONUS: Listen to Southern Marching Band perform Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse.'