2001 Pregames

Our announcer for the year was Dan Iglesia ’04.

9/29/2001 — Columbia

Ladies and Gentlemen … the Princeton University Band. “Princeton Cannon Song” Because of the tragic events of September 11th, the home opener was postponed until tonight. We would like to welcome you to Princeton Stadium, and present a special pregame. In the spirit of the University Motto, Under God She Flourishes, we invite you to unite with us as a Community to ensure that the spirit of Princeton continues to flourish. (Band plays “God Bless America”) (Band plays “Going Back”) (Band plays “The Star Spangled Banner”)

10/6/2001 — Colgate

4 out of 5 Dentists Agree – It’s the Princeton University Band! (Band Plays Cannon) In an effort to spice up campus life, The Colgate trustees hired George Lucas to make some changes. First, he changed their mascot to the Red Raiders – Of the Lost Ark, but that’s not the only change he made.
  • Campus Police were replaced with Stormtroopers
  • Baby snakes and Chilled monkey brains found their way into the dining hall
  • Large Boulders were placed in the library to protect Rare Books
  • The health center was replaced with the cup of eternal life
  • Yoda was installed as the head of the RJTC – Reserve Jedi Training Corps
  • And the basketball team expects great things from their new center – Chewbacca.
Saluting Colgate’s star Player, the band forms a little c. (Band forms Little c and plays Fight, Fight, Fight) And now, passing through the
  • Pearly
  • Water
  • Bill
  • Cole
  • Tail
  • Fitzrandolph
  • Star
  • Golden
  • Brandenburg
  • Starting
  • Logic
  • Rusty
  • Flood
…it’s the Double – Double – Rotating P!(Band plays Going Back) (Band plays Star Spangled Banner) Run away band, it’s Mark McGwire and he’s mad as hell.

10/13/2001 — Brown

Smacking of old fashioned elitism, it’s the Princeton University Band! (Band plays “Princeton Cannon Song”) For some reason, the Rockefeller Library didn’t welcome us with open arms this morning. We were wondering just what it is they’re trying to hide.  
  1. Secretly inaugurating President Simmons a day early
  2. Sweatshops for hemp necklaces
  3. Vegetarians are holding their weekly meat feast
  4. Weekly book burnings
  5. Holding secret non-pass-fail classes
  6. The Brown Band
Saluting Brown’s dirty secret, the band forms a little ‘b’. (Band forms ‘b’, plays “Brown Cheering Song”) And now:
  • Dreaming of a Brown Christmas
  • In the deep Brown sea
  • Roses are Brown, Violets are also Brown
  • A great Brown Shark
  • Brown skies, smiling at me
  • The grass is always Browner on the other side
  • We all live in a Brown submarine
  • Brown you glad I didn’t say – the double double rotating P!
(Band plays Going Back) Hey Band, make like a library and Book.

10/20/2001 — Hahvahd

Stroking onto the field, like the head of the Charles, it’s the Princeton University Band! “Princeton Cannon Song” So, we were reading the Globe last weekend, and guess what we found out? 91% of Hahvahd students graduated with meaningless honors last year. The other 9% apparently spent their time rolling around in mountains of money, begging for food, and chastising servants. Forming a little h, the band salutes meaningless honors. (Band forms a small ‘h’ and plays “Hahvahdiana”) And now it’s the
  • Hunan Beef
  • Chicken with Peapods
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Crab Rangoon
  • Orange Chicken
  • Chicken Fried Rice
  • Won Ton Soup
  • Vegetable Moo Shu
  • Are you gonna eat that…
  • Double, Double Rotating P
(Band forms Double-Double Rotating P and plays “Going Back”) Run away Band! It’s General Tso, and he thinks you’re chicken.

11/3/2001 — Penn

Because we care, it’s the Princeton University People-with-nothing-better-to-do Band! “Princeton Cannon Song” Right now, most of our band is on fall break. We really can’t blame them for not being here. There’s lots of places we’d rather be.
  1. Hamilton Post Office
  2. New Haven
  3. Kabul
  4. Deep in the crystal-clear waters of the Skokul (sic)
  5. an undisclosed location
  6. the Penn band.
Forming a little p for purgatory, the Band says “be careful what you wish for”. (Band forms a small ‘p’ and plays “Fight On Pennsylvania”) And now, it’s the
  • Ball Point
  • State
  • Felt
  • Pig
  • Bull
  • Quill
  • Fountain
  • Play
  • Uniball
  • paint
  • holding
  • epi
  • Single-Double Rotating P!
(Band forms Single-Double Rotating P and plays “Going Back”) Run away Band – quickly.

10/10/2001 — Yale

Who needs invisibility when you’ve got… The Princeton University Band! “Princeton Cannon Song” Yesterday, we played at the unveiling of Shapiro Walk – we got to thinking, what does Yale need to unveil to make their campus livable?
  • Indoor Plumbing
  • The George W. Bush School of Middle Eastern Studies
  • 2000 flushes to keep the Yale Bowl fresh
  • Vibrating beds in the library
Forming a little y for yes, oh yes, the Band asks what you’re doing with that camera. (Band forms an upside-down ‘y’ and plays “The Whiffenpoof Song”) And now, it’s the
  • John Witherspoon
  • rusty thing outside the stadium
  • e-phallus
  • chia tigers
  • Butler…um…Sundial
  • cracked face
  • cone table
  • ode to scaffolding
  • dried up fountain
  • Frist Monorail
  • The Flying f-Double Double Rotating P!
(Band forms Double-Double Rotating P and plays “Going Back”)

11/17/2001 — Dartmouth

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend your ears to – The Princeton University Band. “Princeton Cannon Song” We wanted to honor our President David R. Turner by writing a pregame entirely in Latin, but it’s a dead language and none of us knew it. We were able to remember a few letters, though, so we decided to form a little delta, for David, and salute our old faded tuba music by playing Us the Becks go Leering Dy. (Band forms a small ‘delta’ and plays “As the Backs Go Tearing By”) And now it’s the
  • Drunk DM with a megaphone,
  • DM Charge,
  • Presidential Charge,
  • No, the OTHER David Turner,
  • Tuba G.,
  • Can you eat 78 White Castles in three sittings?
  • Die for the Inn,
  • No, I’m just kidding,
  • Suspenders,
  • The Jelly Bean Man,
  • That’s South Jersey,
  • The Double-Double Rotating Cyclotron!
(Band forms Double-Double Rotating Cyclotron and plays “Going Back”) (David chases Erik around and around inside the cyclotron during the song) If you didn’t understand this pregame, don’t worry, it’s Greek to David.