Nearly 20 Years Ago, Both LSU and Southern’s Human Jukebox Band Played Together for the Very First Time
As LSU and Southern look to make history this weekend, let's look back on another historic moment between both Baton Rouge schools.
Both LSU and Southern call Baton Rouge home, but for the first time ever, the two schools will face off on the football field this Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.
Not only is Louisiana's capitol city buzzing, but there is excitement in the air throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region as the sold-out game approaches.
While it's the first time both schools have squared off in a football game, it's not the first time they have come together in other ways for their shared home city of Baton Rouge.
Back in 2004, both LSU and Southern were celebrated after they each won National Championship titles. It was an epic day as the streets were shut down and fans filled downtown Baton Rouge with a mixture of purple, blue, and gold.
WBRZ posted a video from their archives that was over an hour long and covered the celebration from the parade to a special presentation on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol building.
It was pretty amazing to see familiar faces like former LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher, then-LSU athletic director Skip Bertman, and a young former LSU head football coach by the name of Nick Saban—who was given a key to the city along with Southern University's head coach.
What they have accomplished in terms of unity of this community is truly something special that I hope everyone realizes. Our bands are playing together, our fans are cheering together
Before the ceremony, The Tiger Marching Band and Southern's Human Jukebox Band marched down to the capital through the streets of Downtown Baton Rouge as fans cheered on.
The two bands met the state capitol and made history by performing as one for the very first time.
The Tiger Marching Band and the Human Jukebox marched down the streets, cheered on by fans from both schools, meeting as one at the Capitol.
The closest thing to this collaboration that has happened since that historic day would be when Southern's band played "Neck" during this Spanish Town Parade and LSU's fans handled the rest in all their NSFW glory.
Nearly 20 years later, the same scenario will play out at LSU but I expect the excitement to be on an even higher level; and no matter the outcome, Baton Rouge will be the real winner in this historic matchup.