PUMPING UP THE SENIOR CITIZENRY …
For those of you not hip to the Finnish trance genre, “Sandstorm” is its crowning achievement. Recorded in 1999 by DJ Darude for his Before the Storm album, it has become the unofficial anthem of the University of South Carolina football team during the Steve Spurrier era.
Wanna see it in all its glory? Click HERE.
“Sandstorm” is also on the EA Sports NHL 11 soundtrack, which is our founding editor’s one video game addiction. And yeah if you thought a stadium of 80,000-plus fans going berserk in unison over a song was impressive, you ought to see an out-of-shape, middle-aged man dancing around his living room in nothing but his boxers on celebrating something one of his video game players did.
Hmmmm … no way to un-picture that, is there?
Anyway, while Sandstorm is typically associated with the South Carolina student section – which has come around nicely in the wake of our pep talk last year – it’s apparently capable of inspiring fans of all ages.
Like this codger …
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Banner Pic: Travis Bell Photography
Usc should do another “blackout”.
That was fun.
I know, everyone dressed alike, it was almost like living in Communist China, except we wore black. One more thing off my bucket list.
Lordy, I thought this was another Sanford “Storm” confession…then I thought it was put to music.
Most impressive sandstorm video. http://youtu.be/JcESvVPVyUM
Can we catch all of this seasons games on the tube … with the sound down a bit?
(After a dozen+ hours flying time to Detroit, My Father-in-Law promptly took us to a U-Mish / Ohio game. The noise was so deafening and continuous, we both fell asleep, “in the trance”. Later, a picture of us sleeping beauties appeared in the student body snooze paper labeled “from out of town” because UofM won, I suppose.)