The 500th Texas Longhorns game to be played in Royal-Memorial Stadium provided plenty of highlights for the home team. But no moment was more Instagram-worthy than a crowd singalong to Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” illuminated by thousands of waving cell phone flashlights.
— Jessica Hamilton Young (@JesHamL10) November 18, 2018Advertisement
As American-Statesman reporter Brian Davis put in his story for Hookem.com:
During a fourth-quarter timeout, school officials cranked up some Journey. The song “Don’t Stop Believin’” is a universal favorite. Fans held up their cellphone flashlights and sang along, stamping an unforgettable moment on the 500th game in the stadium’s history. “That was organic,” said athletic director Chris Del Conte, who shared the game’s final moments with Gov. Greg Abbott. “That was incredible,” tight end Andrew Beck said. He nudged Collin Johnson, a fellow senior, to look around and take it all in. “All of a sudden, coach was like, all right lets go. And I’m jogging out and I tap Shane and said, ‘Hey man, what’s the play?’ I don’t even know what we’re supposed to be doing.”
Here are a few more views, although none of them quite do the moment justice:
— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) November 18, 2018
Texas Longhorns may have won the football game, but the real winner tonight was Journey. An entire stadium singing along to “Don’t Stop Believing” and shining their phone lights was epic. The audio on this clip does it no justice. pic.twitter.com/28zzsExNBS
— Barbara Kennedy (@barbara1112k) November 18, 2018
Even the players got in on the act.
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) November 18, 2018
Alas — though it all was a first at DKR and seemed spontaneous enough — it wasn’t exactly original. Mississippi State has played “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” at the start of the fourth quarter for a couple of years.
I saw that Texas did the Don’t Stop Believing thing last night and honestly, if you can believe it, I’m a bit perturbed by that. I heard another school has been doing it for years… pic.twitter.com/rqNO3s9KCI
— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) November 18, 2018
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