We took spot #27 on Time Out: New York's "Essential NY" list ("Hop the express to 101 people, places and things that make the city unique") Of course, it's kinda surprising that out of everything we did last year, they picked the FBI tribute. And the "more recent" show actually took place in the late 60's.

Columbia University Marching Band
Wien Stadium, 218th St. and Broadway (854-2546) Subway: A to 207 St.
Downtown types who get nosebleeds above 14th Street will suffer massive hemorrhages if they attend a Columbia football game way uptown at Baker's [sic] Field. But it's worth losing blood to see the marching band's thoroughly demented halftime show, which might be described as Merideth Monk meets John Philip Sousa with a Groucho Marx chaser. One highlight from last year was their FBI tribute, complete with references to Waco, Ruby Ridge and J. Edgar Hoover's fondness for drag. Electric guitars and amps took over the 50-yard line as the band launched into the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated" for the finale. A more recent spectacle had a birth-control theme and got the crowd swallowing hot dogs to the tune of "I've Got Rhythm." This year's final home game is November 8 at 1 pm