Twitter reacts to alleged obscene halftime show from K-State's band
Kansas State University was the talk of the first college football Saturday, and it wasn’t because of anything the football team did.
It was the band’s halftime performance.
The Wildcats’ band director thought he had some explaining to do after his group gave this halftime performance:
Tell me this isn’t a Jayhawk and “something” going into its mouth. You can’t convince me otherwise. pic.twitter.com/xajPEJoK1V
— Scott Pufahl (@pufizzle) September 6, 2015
The band director issued an apology after social media made the performance go viral and accused the university of a X-rated formation:
We apologize for anyone offended by our halftime performance depicting the starship enterprise and the Jayhawk mascot. — KState Marching Band (@KStatePride) September 6, 2015
The band director even put the formation on Facebook to clarify with the following statement:
“The chart below represents the drill from tonight’s show. There was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle. If I am guilty of anything it would be the inability to teach the drill in a manner that these young people could have succeeded. I do apologize for the misinterpretation and I assure you that I meant absolutely no disrespect or malice toward the University of Kansas.”
Director of the K-State Marching Band
Social media, however, may not be buying the clarification of the formation:
Imagine the precision it took for #KState band to pull off that “starship enterprise”.
— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) September 6, 2015
Slow clap for KState Marching Band, BUT WHY YOU LYYYYYYYYIN pic.twitter.com/eQvSB1RtEu
— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) September 6, 2015
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) September 6, 2015
— Andrew Baker (@abaker6sports) September 6, 2015
Great marching band formation, #KState
— Judaaaaaahhh (@jdrch) September 6, 2015
The KState marching band’s formation doesn’t even make sense. Why do it during the first game of the year if it isn’t against KU?
— A-A Ron (@awalk_929) September 6, 2015
— EA (@Wheels4Cats) September 6, 2015
lmao @ kstate marching band!! That formation was foolishness! i know it’s college, but c’mon…
— Autumn J (@tunacheckers) September 6, 2015
The marching band fail by KState is what college football is all about.
— Tyler Falwell (@Tfalwell) September 6, 2015
kstate band is made up entirely of 12 yr old boys
— darby trilliland (@darbygilliland) September 6, 2015
I have no words for what Kstate Marching Band did during halftime. Except for that it was pretty ballsy. #pleasedontunfollowme
— Kelsey Prather (@KelseyLynnMarie) September 6, 2015
I’ll tell you what, KState’s marching band takes MVP week 1. And on the day KU loses to South Dakota? Couldn’t have asked for a better start
— Garin McClain (@gmatthewmac) September 6, 2015
Props to #KState marching band. I mean if you are going to get banned from performing, make it memorable. They did that if nothing else
— Ian Beren (@redberen) September 6, 2015