The Ohio State Buckeye band’s creative performance honoring Michael Jackson, complete with a football field-sized MJ doing his classic moonwalk, drew shouts and cheers from football fans Saturday and quickly went viral once it hit the Web.
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Playing Jackson favorites like “Thriller” and “The Way You Make Me Feel,” the band dominated on the field with smooth moves and creative energy, and the Buckeye video had racked up over 2.7 million views by Tuesday afternoon.
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Many comments applauded the band’s creativity and honoring of the man called the King of Pop — in one move they made a giant M with a crown on it – and several wrote that it made them cry.
Billboard said there’s a reason the Ohio State band has the nickname “The Best Damned Band in the Land,”
and it was evident Saturday during halftime as well as many other times in recent years. The band garnered a huge amount of hits on another YouTube offering of its video game tribute last year.
That one, though, got over 700,000 hits on one YouTube posting and 300,000 on another, so it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the Jackson tribute.
Days later, people are still commenting on Twitter and passing along the video link, highlighting the incredibly precise movements that made the Jackson silhouette on the field seem to moonwalk and even do a split.
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