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Ohio University’s band, the Marching 110, is receiving national attention thanks to a YouTube video of the band's most recent half-time performance and could be on their way to New York City soon.
The clip of their half-time show from this past weekend’s game against Norfolk State at Peden Stadium went viral on the Internet.
It was their “Gangnam style” dance moves, made famous by South Korean pop singer PSY, that caught the attention of the Today Show and OU alumnus Matt Lauer during the morning broadcast Tuesday.
Just 10 minutes after the show started, Today co-anchor Natalie Morales wrapped up a segment on trending topics online with the video of the 110’s performance.
As Morales tossed back to the other anchors at the main desk, Lauer described them as “the most entertaining band in the land” and Al Roker issued a challenge.
“I think they need to be here on the plaza and you do a little Gangnam style,” said Roker, a sentiment echoed by Savannah Guthrie.
After some prodding, Lauer eventually accepted Roker’s plea and said, “Call them in…sure…let’s do it.”
No word yet on whether the Today Show crew will follow through with that promise.
This isn’t the first time the national morning show has featured the so-called “Gangnam style” dance.
On Friday, September 14, the dance’s originator PSY performed live on the plaza and even got the Today anchors to join in on his signature dance moves.
However, Lauer was absent from the show that day.
Morgan Lentes is a WOUB Reporter and Today Show intern. Video courtesy of NBC's Today Show.