SPOILER ALERT - Under the Lights Activities

Submitted by TrppWlbrnID on September 8th, 2011 at 4:10 PM


from the University's website, a schedule of the activities for under the lights gameday.

pom poms - not a fan

techno - not a fan


Saturday, Sept. 10 -- Michigan vs. Notre Dame ("Under the Lights"), 8 p.m.

Giveaway: 100,000 Pom-Poms

• Michigan Moments: 1971 Michigan Football Team
• Desmond Howard College Football Hall of Fame
• 9/11 Tribute
• Michigan Sport Spotlight: Ice Hockey, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Volleyball

Michigan Marching Band Halftime Show -- "Techno"
• What is Love
• Till the World Ends
• Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
• Blue
• Dynamite
• Heaven
• Everytime We Touch


[edit] prior to the game

FanFest -- Starts at noon for Notre Dame game
Fans can visit FanFest on the southwest corner of Main St. and Stadium Blvd., across from Michigan Stadium. Hosted by U-M Athletics partner IMG College, FanFest will feature interactive games for fans of all ages in addition to giveaways and samples from clients. Fans will also be able to get their photo taken by the Big Ten Network with an eight-foot Charles Woodson bobblehead.

Tailgate Show -- Starts 2.5 hours before kickoff and runs 90 minutes
Situated on the same corner as FanFest is the location for the "Tailgate Show," which will air on the Michigan Sports Radio Network.

Michigan Marching Band
• Friday -- Afternoon rehearsal, 4:45-6:15 p.m.
• Friday -- Grand Re-opening of Elbel Field, 7:30 p.m. (games and prizes)

• Saturday -- Band Rehearsal in stadium, closed to public
• Saturday -- Percussion Step Show, 6:30 p.m., Steps of Revelli Hall
• Saturday -- March to the Stadium, 7:10 p.m., Revelli Hall



September 8th, 2011 at 6:07 PM ^

Is this a maize-out?!?!?!?!? My buddy just secured tix for us, so we want to be ready in proper apparel. I hadn't heard anything about it but wasn't looking either because up until now I wasn't planning on being lucky enough to be at the game...


Anyone who knows, please speak up - I appreciate it!


September 8th, 2011 at 7:38 PM ^

O no I didn't mean it that way. I just meant that when they do a maize out its never fully maize, but giving out pom poms during a maize out would make it a lot better.


As for if the game is a maize out, I don't know. The past couple ND games have been iirc. You could just be safe and wear maize.


September 8th, 2011 at 4:31 PM ^

Is "Techno" what mgoblue is calling it?  Man.. if so that is pathetic.  Oh well, it CANNOT be worse than the Wisconsin halftime GIRL POWER sh*t that took place last year.  


September 8th, 2011 at 4:35 PM ^

Eh, I am not going to scream obsenities and you kids for crossing over my lawn over it.

Is it a bit tacky / SEC?  Sure.  But, on TV (where most future recruits watch the game), it does give the appearance of a hyped-up crowd.  I love the traditional Big House game experience, complete with high tea and scone between quarters as much as anyone, but for an occasion such as this, creating the appearance of a loud, active crowd can only help us.

Dr. Action

September 8th, 2011 at 4:40 PM ^

michigan tradition is not about being complacent. its about doing everything with integrity, effort and class.  there's no need to judge these events by the words techno and pom-poms as an affront to the tradition of michigan football or fandom.  there's also nothing wrong with developing an ongoing tradition, adapting and creating.  this UTL is shaping up to be a legendary event.  perhaps a once in a lifetime experience.  even if there are future night games, this first one seems like it could really be special.   i can imagine the impact it could have on recruits of all kinds, athletes and regular students.  to those going, have a rockin time and enjoy.  GO BLUE!


September 8th, 2011 at 4:50 PM ^

I am so PUMPED for this game I wouldnt care if they gave me a freaking cowbell and did a salute to Star Wars at half.

I am leaving Cleveland at 10:30am sharp with my wife, son and his girlfriend.  I'll drop our stuff off at the hotel around 1:30 and we'll be at the tailgate (conveniently located at the corner of Chrysler & the Big House - right where the Victors Walk USED to occur) by 2:00pm. 

I havent been this excited for an event since I was 9 and I knew Christmas was a day away.....

M Fanfare

September 8th, 2011 at 5:06 PM ^

The MMB has wanted to do one for a while, but John Williams is extremely stingy about letting people perform his music (too many people have done it without permission), even though he LOVED the MMB when he conducted them at a rehearsal for the 2004 Rose Bowl (unlike the USC band, who were apparently very rude and unprofessional towards him).


September 8th, 2011 at 4:53 PM ^

And when everyone keeps saying, "It's so SEC" -- that's not a bad thing.  As much as I love Michigan Stadium -- the SEC is an amazing conference in terms of atmosphere.

Go to 2:00.


September 8th, 2011 at 7:51 PM ^

That was good home field stuff. The fans are f-ing stoked. Michigan should be like that every time the Wolverines take the field. Love the music from the movie in this Gamecocks vid. I am praying for an epic Michigan win against the irish. Saturday night cannot come fast enough. Go Blue!!!