The band was escorted from the dinner gala to the Oval by the OSU Marching Band led by President Gee. After taking the stage, OAR along with TBDITL played a few classic Ohio State songs including Hang On Sloopy, before performing an entire set list of their classic hits.
As a volunteer at the event with OUAB, I assisted in pre-show and post-show backstage responsibilities, helping out at the merchandise table and roaming the crowd during the event. Throughout the show, the screens posted tweets from the crowd who were using #buckeyesforlife to talk about their experiences and connection to Ohio State. It was a great way to utilize social media at a highly populated event and generate a feeling of camaraderie among the fans.
Amidst thousands of students and donors, O.A.R. reminded us of the great community we have at Ohio State and the common experiences we have that bond us together as Buckeyes for Life, and I am so lucky that I was able to have a small part in it.