I was able to see the band march around and into the stadium, and took a quick photo of the world's largest drum.
So, just for fun, I pulled one out of the archives, circa 2006. Awwww.
Thanks to Shy, and her Outback connection, we enjoyed dinner with no waiting after the game. Score!
The pre-game show includes the poem, I Am An American, which has been a Purdue tradition since 1966. It reads, in part:
"They are plain words, those four.
You could write them on your thumbnail,
or you could sweep them across this bright October sky...
I am an American."
The halftime show featured a guitar-playing soldier on top of the drum.