Ohio State University’s Marching Band is the best one in the country, if not the world, and this Saturday they paid tribute to one of the greatest movie franchises of all the time. They marched to the beat of Back to the Future. Not only that, they lined up to generate some of the most iconic moments from the movie. They assembled to create the DeLorean, Marty McFly playing the guitar and also escaping on skateboard with the help of a pickup, and of course the clock tower with just their bodies.
There is something about watching them that just puts a huge smile on my face. How can you not watch their hard work turn into a human masterpiece and not feel good. It’s truly is outstanding what they do. So sit back and watch the almost 10 minute performance, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
We have all seen Back to the Future 2. We remember Doc Brown and Marty McFly arriving on October 21, 2015 in Hill Valley. Well, turns out they also arrived on that date in Brooklyn, NY on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The ABC late night host was able to tell them how the 2015 we know is different than one they know. Leading McFly to admit our version sucks.
Doc Brown agreed and went back to 1985 correct his wrong. Before he left, Kimmel asked him how he is going to die. Brown told him, he will die next week by the hands of angry children who are mad at him for having their parents take their Halloween candy away. Something I don’t think you have to have a time machine to know is coming.
Back in 1989, Back to the Future 2 predicted that we would have self-tying sneakers by now and we thought they got it wrong. That all changed today, on Back to the Future Day, because Nike created a special pair of Nike Mag for the movie’s star. Michael J Fox modeled his special kicks and they are cooler than Pepsi Perfect.
Only negative, is the sound it makes when they tie. It sounds like someone slowly letting the air out of a balloon or a baby crying when they are half asleep.
So what if the sound doesn’t bother you like it bothers me, and you want to own a pair. They will be available next year. Before you get too excited, only a few pairs will be auctioned off. Before you get too mad at Nike, they are donating all the proceeds to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. You can’t stay mad at them for long.
Plus, give it a year, someone will walk into the Shark Tank with their own version of the self-tying shoes and another person will pitch the Hooverboard.
It is the day that has been day almost 26 years in the making, It is October 21, 2015. Why is this day so significant? It is the day that Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future 2.
There has been a lot of talk about what they got right and what they got wrong. One of the things they got right, is what the front page looks like on USA Today today. Granted that is because the newspaper recreated it for their print edition.
Not only did they cover what they covered back then, but they added a great little article at the bottom. If you want to read it, you can do so below.
How are you spending Back to the Future Day? I am going to the Burger King where they filmed part of the first one. They are having a Marty McFly March at 3:30p PT.
Back in 1989, when Back to the Future came out, they predicted that the Chicago Cubs would sweep the World Series. Something that seemed really far fetched back then. Well, we are a week away from the Back to the Future 2 date and it looks like the Cubs could go to the World Series.
Not only did they predict that about the Cubs, they also predicted Miami would get a baseball team. Something that didn’t become official until 2 years after the film came out.
So did they hit it out of the park with their predictions? We won’t know until after October 21st because the World Series doesn’t start until October 27th. So we will have to wait and see.
As a Mets fan, I am really hoping they got it wrong.