1. Exit Light, Enter Night
We held this one for number one for fear that after you see it you might try and run through a brick wall.
It starts with one side of the stadium, â€œLETâ€™S GOâ€¦.â€ And then the other side responds, â€œHOKIESâ€. Then the bass line from Metallicaâ€™s â€œEnter Sandmanâ€ starts. Fans begin jumping up and down. The band is lined up outside of the tunnel. The music hits the crescendo, the team rushes out of the tunnel, the fireworks explode, and Lane Stadium becomes one of the loudest stadiums in college football â€“ and they havenâ€™t even started playing yet.
Is there a back-story to this entrance? Probably. But as you jump up and down like a madman somewhere deep in the mountains of Virginia, with Metallica's bass lines thumping against your brain, ready to watch your Hokies do battle on a crisp fall night, do you care? Probably not. Obviously, with a relatively new song, the tradition isnâ€™t very old, but it has quickly garnered the respect of all college football fans and players as the most intense entrance in college football.
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