Ladies and Gentlementhe sun has found its home in the western skyand it is now...
Saturday night in
Dracula and LSU Football are at their best when the sun goes down
Beano Cooke, ESPN
Thousands of Tiger fans line North Stadium Drive in preparation to see the LSU football team walk down Victory Hill, a pregame ritual that was started in the early 1990s. A little over an hour before kickoff, the Golden Band From Tigerland’s march follows and sets the scene for one of college football’s greatest traditions.
Stop by ESPN's College GameDay on the Parade Grounds, hosted by Chris Fowler with analysis from Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard. The popular college football preview show has broadcasted live from Death Valley 13 times since 1993.
Louisiana Saturday Night
Tailgating has become a part of college football all across the country, but at LSU, it's an art form. Over two-thirds of Tiger fans tailgate for five or more hours before every game, and many begin celebrating the great Tiger football experience more than 24 hours before kickoff. LSU's tailgating and gameday experience experience has been proclaimed by numerous media outlets as the #1 tailgating destination
The Grandest Band In All The Land
The Golden Band from Tigerland is as much a part of Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium as the team itself. The band begins their performance in the south end zone and marches onto the field. At midfield, they stop and begin to play an arrangement of "Pregame" (Hold that Tiger) while saluting the fans in all four corners of the stadium. The band then resumes its march across the field while playing "Touchdown for LSU", as screaming Tiger fans chant "L-S-U, L-S-U, L-S-U..."
From Bourbon Street to Baton Rouge, the freaks come out at night in Louisiana. And nowhere are they more raucous and unnerving than at Tiger Stadium.
Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports
The Win Bar
The "H" style goal post represent the threshold into Tiger Stadium. The crossbar is a section of the goal post that stood from 1955 to 1984. Since 1984, the Tigers have touched this bar before they enter "Death Valley" as a sign of commitment to whatever it takes for Victory.
Here come yourFighting Tigers
Hearing those words from public address announcer Dan Borne' as the Tigers enter the stadium brings chills to even the casual LSU football fan and sends shivers to those on the opposing sideline.