Sure, Ohio State’s marching band may be more on top of current trends with the backpack kid homage, but Iowa State’s marching band knows that the inflatable dinosaur suits can elevate any performance of the Jurassic Park theme.
During halftime of the Iowa State-West Virginia game, the ISU marching band performed John Williams’ classic theme from Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster dinosaur hit to honor the film’s 25th anniversary and added the dancing dinos as a spectacular flourish.
Now, to be fair, it’s not the first time this has happened. Just last year, the University of Michigan marching band did a very similar thing and it wasn’t lost on some viewers.
Still, Iowa State’s performance did yield plenty of magical Jurassic Park-themed responses.
They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should
— andrea c. 💚💙 (@andreavis) October 14, 2018
We had planned a field show like this during the Alamo bowl: The Field Show of How Oil is Made. All of our dinos would die and get churned into oil. Needless to say our sponsor Valero was not excited about this idea
— Stanford Tree (@DaStanfordTree) October 14, 2018
The added cherry on top of this bowl of greatness? The home team Iowa State Cyclones upset the No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers 30-14.
I’m not saying it was the dinosaurs… but it was probably the dinosaurs.