Battle of the Bands pump up both schools

Two bands, a couple of spotlights and two hosts. This was the set up in the Superdome Saturday night for the Battle of the Bands.

Both bands were ready after spending hours practicing for this one event that may would consider the best part of the classic.

Students and alumni from both schools packed seats to see what each school had in store and who would be the unspoken winner.

With bragging rights at stake each band brought their best to the table. Grambling, making the entrance first, got the GSU crowd going. Southern entered second and let their presence be known.

Throughout the show a variety of recent hits were played by both schools. Some songs from Southern’s play list were “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce and “We Fly High” by Jim Jones.

Grambling’s playlist consisted of “Unappreciated” by Cherish, “Crazy” by Gnarles Barkley to name a few.

In addition to the current hits, each school had a soloist. Grambling started of with the song

“Yesterday” and Southern responded with “Love and Happiness,” to the pleasure of the crowd.

Grambling also did a number of tributes as a part of their show. Among them was a tribute for the late Gerald Levert. Grambling closed the show with a tribute for Katrina victims playing “Distant Lovers” and “Aint No Mountain High Enough.”

While there is no official winner in the battle, there were mixed reviews. Some said Grambling won; others said Southern won. But at this point everyone is waiting to see what will happen next year.