Texas marching band features Big Bird decking Romney as Obama does backflips

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, November 5, 2012 9:47 EDT
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Romney and Big Bird at a Texas high school football game in Beaumont, Texas. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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During a Saturday night football game in Beaumont, Texas, a half-time show featured Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney getting decked by Big Bird while President Barack Obama did backflips, busted some moves and led the marching band to its grand finale.

Students at the Beaumont Central Medical Magnet High School put on the show. Their team went on to defeat the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School 44-28 on Saturday.

The band leader only asks, “Are y’all going to vote on Tuesday?” without endorsing either candidate, and Romney and Big Bird shake and make up in the end.

The video below was published to YouTube on November 4, 2012.


(H/T: Texas Sports Center)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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