Just two days away from a big home opener against LSU, one or two or probably thousands of Mississippi State fans showed up at this year's Cowbell Yell to help MSU attempt to break the Guinness World Record for simultaneous cowbell ringing.
And they did it!
With the Guinness World Record staff on hand, Mississippi State was officially granted the world record for something that was pretty much always meant for us, and unofficially ours. [UPDATE: 9/11/15, 8 a.m.] According to the school, over 15,000 people attended in total, while 5,748 were registered cowbell ringers who helped set the record. It's likely that there were more than the 5,700 in there with cowbells, but for them to count, they had to go through the process with the Guinness World Records staff on hand.
Thanks to the 15,000+ MSU family members for attending #CowbellYell, including the 5,748 people who broke @GWR record pic.twitter.com/cIXaGS5EtS— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) September 11, 2015
Let's take a look at some of the sights and sounds from the night, but first, a quick thank you.
Because I'm not sure of the names of people involved in making this happen, let me say a blanket thank you to you all. I know a lot of work and effort went into making this happen, and this State fan certainly appreciates it. This record may be considered trivial by some, but it's a pretty cool thing to have to compliment a tradition we've held for so long.
Okay NOW a few tweets, videos, and pics from the evening:
First, you may notice that MSU used the phrase CLANGA a lot tonight. Credit for the coining of that phrase goes to SBNation's own Spencer Hall. Thanks, EDSBS!
I don't think enough praise has been heaped upon @edsbs for his coining of the phrase CLANGA.— Rob Hataway (@vhdawg) September 11, 2015
A few of the players, including Bear and Dak, made it out to join in on the festivities.
De'Runnya "BEAR" Wilson is in the stands for #CowbellYell. We don't have fans. We have family. #HailState pic.twitter.com/ALypD9RUTd— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) September 11, 2015
As if you needed proof that Dak Prescott can properly motivate a crowd.
ALL MY DOGS SAY? @15_DakP #CowbellYell pic.twitter.com/gu4lEk93Zo— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) September 11, 2015
And here's the video of the officially official announcement. Thanks for coming out, GWR.
VIDEO | We have set a new @GWR for #CLANGA! pic.twitter.com/spzCFV4qGY— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) September 11, 2015
Again, thanks, EDSBS.
We've done it! We just set a new Guinness World Record for #CLANGA! #HailState pic.twitter.com/O9s9f2JV7a— Rhett Hobart (@RhettHobart) September 11, 2015
And the certificate.
Guinness World Record. Boom. RT @HailStateFB: #CLANGA #WORLDRECORD pic.twitter.com/GHrSMxgk8W— Bob Carskadon (@bobcarskadon) September 11, 2015
#CowbellYell was crazy lit! Bulldogs family love y'all...See yu Saturday!— Ryan Brown (@_RyanBrown48) September 11, 2015
And to close, here are a few more videos from the night.
That's certainly alot of clanga
Complete with dramatic drum Bully, this appears to be the video of the official attempt
Maintaining physical fitness at all times, even during a world record attempt, is important
The record is cool and all but I sure wi.... STINGRAY WAS PRESENT FOR THE RECORD I REPEAT STINGRAY WAS THERE