Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The Golden Band from Tigerland will resume travel for road game this upcoming season with the exception of the season opener vs. UCLA at the Rose Bowl, according to band director Kelvin Jones who spoke with The Advocate.

Jones said the decision to not send the band to Pasadena was an "in-house decision" made before UCLA announced that the Rose Bowl would be at full capacity for the upcoming season. He added that these travel plans are usually made a year in advance and many factors played into the decision.
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Jones said the cost of sending LSU's pep band — the roughly 110-person platoon the band normally sends on its road games — to the Rose Bowl would almost be the equivalent of sending a full Tiger band — a group of about 325 members — on a standard road trip with a league opponent.

"So many unknowns," Jones said. "And then you factor in — as you do with any kind of endeavor — travel, hotels, tickets... But, you know, with Covid everything's just constantly changing and just so many unknown variables on top of budget concerns as well."
LSU will be sending its usual pep band to the other four road games vs. Mississippi St., Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Alabama this season.

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Lucky Loper33 months
That just sucks.
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OSTiger7733 months
Make it happen Shaq!
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Shooter33 months
The seats are probably already sold
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LouisianaLonghorn33 months
Usually the full band attends one road game each season. If they’re not going to UCLA, why aren’t they going to one of the other road games that are within driving distance?
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Play_Neck33 months
booo
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CanebreakCajun33 months
Cheap asses.
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HarveyTunnel33 months
Low confidence in California governance is wise.
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Cracker33 months
Wtf Riot bs
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oline526433 months
Covid is still a thing?
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Tigerwm2333 months
Somebody needs to fix this!
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Tigerwm2333 months
Somebody needs to fix this!
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TNoon33 months
Weak
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Tigers4Lyfe33 months
This kind of response is from someone who is in fact too weak to come up with a compelling argument.
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gerkin33 months
im a 4 year tigerband alum and ive met the "new" band director a few times. I really like him and the direction he has the band going in, in terms of music selection and stuff like that. I can't blame him. Of course we would all love to hear tigerband in the rose bowl but i can't blame him
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KillTheGophers33 months
I would bet that UCLA sold the full allotment and there was no space.
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RightWingTiger33 months
The Rose Bowl will def have available seats for the LSU vs UCLA opener. UCLA averages less than 40-50k for regular season games. Im willing to bet there will be more LSU fans there than UCLA fans. Or at best itll NE close to 50/50! LA couldn't care less about UCLA & only turn out for USCw when there in the mix for the NC & it's been what 15 years since theyve been relevant.
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pecxs33 months
one of the most historic college football programs play in the most famous college football venue for the first time, and the best band in the universe doesn't come? Come on,
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Robber DeNiro33 months
Heard it's about money smh
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ByUselves33 months
Guess that answers tRant's hottest question, "Where is the band sitting?" Too bad the Golden Girls won't get a chance to strut for the Hollywood crowd.
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WPsportsman33 months
I bet the Band members could find an alumnus to sponsor their trip. Or 110 sponsors to sponsor 1 band member each.. pipping in music was the beginning of the end for the tiger band. Then no neck The COVID-19 Now this bull hockey
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bobbydigital33 months
Don't give us the Covid excuse. Get your shite together.
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Geaux Guy33 months
Go fund me is started and many would be more than happy to sponsor individual members. We just need to know that they’d change the decision once the money is raised.
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wesman2133 months
Bunk
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