Whit Babcock Wants Metallica to Play Enter Sandman Live at Lane Stadium


Sep 6, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; members of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrate with their fans after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Virginia Tech won the game 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

One of the things that makes Virginia Tech football special is the fact that Lane Stadium is the loudest stadium in the country though there are probably fans of other teams who would disagree with me. However, there is no doubt that Hokies’ fans are some of the best in college football and that has also made positive impressions this year on recruits.

One of the greatest moments of fandom in all of sports is when Virginia Tech fans go crazy and start jumping when Enter Sandman is played before the game or the very few times when it is played during games.

There are records of Virginia Tech fans causing minor earthquakes because of the jumping and screaming during Enter Sandman at the beginning or late in games. One of College Gameday’s most viewed videos ever on YouTube is the end of the Virginia Tech-Miami game from 2011 when Hokies’ fans jumped and went crazy to Enter Sandman before the final play where the Hokies got the stop.

There are no doubts in my mind that Enter Sandman at Virginia Tech, right after the “Lets Go Hokies” chants, is the best entrance in all of college football. As most know, Enter Sandman is a song by Metallica and the band has been on Hokie Vision to tell fans to start jumping before.

However, Metallica has never performed Enter Sandman live at Lane Stadium but Whit Babcock hopes to change that and has already tried to.

This would be really awesome to have Enter Sandman played live as long as they could pull off the logistics. Whit Babcock and the Hokie Vision crew would definitely make sure that this would work and if they ever did come, it should be able to happen smoothly.

Metallica might not be able to come this season but it wouldn’t surprise me if Babcock is trying to get them to come for the big Labor Day night home game next season against Ohio State. This game will be huge as it will be in primetime on a Monday night on ESPN in what seems likely to be the signature game of the weekend and having Metallica there to play Enter Sandman would be even bigger.

Hokie Nation, what do you think about Whit Babcock trying to get Metallica to play Enter Sandman live at Lane Stadium?