LSU to play “Sandstorm” to honor South Carolina pre-game tradition
LSU fans might be confused when they get to Tiger Stadium this weekend because Saturday’s contest might feel more like a South Carolina home game. According to KALB’s Kelsey Wingert, LSU will play Darude’s 2000 hit single, “Sandstorm,” before the opening kickoff on Saturday.
The Gamecocks play the fast-paced, techno song before kickoff of every home game. This is one of the many gestures LSU will present South Carolina with this weekend. In addition to the techno classic, the LSU marching band will also play South Carolina’s fight song and alma mater during the Gamecock’s pregame routine.
In a symbolic act, LSU’s student government will present South Carolina student representatives with the keys to Tiger Stadium. In addition to the music and pregame ceremonies, LSU plans to host a tailgate for Tiger and Gamecock fans complete with free food and drink.
South Carolina was forced to move the game from Columbia, S.C., to Baton Rouge, La., after heavy rains caused major flooding across the state.
Click here to check out what the tradition typically looks like at Williams-Brice Stadium
— Kelsey Wingert (@KelsWingert) October 8, 2015