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Virginia Tech Football’s Use of Metallica Registers on Seismograph

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Did you know that Virginia Tech’s college football team uses Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” as entrance music? I didn’t! I didn’t even know the team was called the Hokies!! I don’t care about professional sports, let alone college sports!!! But they DO use “Enter Sandman” as entrance music!!!! And this past Friday, September 3, their Metallica-scored entrance got the fans so riled up, shit registered on a seismograph!!!!!

Neat.

You can watch video of Virginia Tech’s entrance this past Friday below. In case you’re thinking what I’m thinking, Virginia Tech requires all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated.

Speaking of “Enter Sandman” — the super-duper-extra-special-deluxe thirtieth anniversary reissue of the Black Album comes out this Friday, September 10.

Additionally, on October 1, the band will release The Metallica Blacklist, an album that “celebrates the enduring influence of Metallica with an unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album cut.” The collection includes such as Corey Taylor, VolbeatWeezerBiffy Clyro, Ghost, the Hu, by Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Chad Smith, and Robert TrujilloPhoebe Bridger, and more.

Upcoming Metallica live dates:

9/24/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
9/26/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center [tickets]
10/8/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
10/10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park [tickets]
11/4/21 – Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [tickets]
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway [tickets]
12/17/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
12/19/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark [tickets]
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy [tickets]
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic [tickets]
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium [tickets]
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain [tickets]
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal [tickets]

Today, sports seems to be lacking some of its original qualities as the entertainment factor has been its major driver. Nevertheless, the fact remains that sports will always be a favorite pastime, especially since the collaborations between sports teams and top artists have formed a stronger bond between fans from both sides.

An example of an innovative approach to sports is reliable websites such as liontips.com.

The Virginia Tech football team using music as an entrance song isn’t out of the ordinary, but the use Metallica’s music in this setting was a bit surprising at first since the band is heavier than sports audiences are accustomed to. Eventually, though, people accepted that Metallica music can really pump up an audience.

Sports entertainment isn’t go anywhere in the future, in all kinds of culture.

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