Dark Mode on Rocky Top. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.
Tennessee Athletics and athletic director Danny White have been on a mission to give the Volunteers the best atmosphere in all of college sports.
The V-O-L-S letters were returned to the top of Neyland Stadium, Lindsey-Nelson Stadium is receiving top-tier renovations, and much more. The moral of the story is that Tennessee is listening to its fanbase.
All week leading into the Kentucky game in Knoxville, fans clamored online for the slowed-down, spooky version of Rocky Top to be played before the game. The video had been circulating around Twitter and garnered quite a bit of attention.
Then, on Saturday night as Tennessee’s pregame light show was wrapping up, Tennessee did the thing…
Iconic. ??? #govols #NeylandNights #gb? pic.twitter.com/r7YfdG3xKE
— DEZVFL ?? (@dessthomp) October 30, 2022
Neyland at night is something else ??? #SpookyRockyTop #GBO ??? pic.twitter.com/8yzJmwnEZC
— ??? (@draft_alex) October 30, 2022
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As seen in the video, Tennessee’s crowd launched into cheers when the song was played.
For anyone who may be unfamiliar, here’s the original clip that made its way around Twitter last week.
It’s 6:58 PM on Saturday in Neyland Stadium, the lights go off and this audio starts playing in a pitch black Stadium.. WYD? ?? pic.twitter.com/u5MQLwIPxA
— Vol Scoops (@VolScoops) October 27, 2022
No. 3 Tennessee defeated No. 19 Kentucky by a score of 44-6 on Saturday night under the lights.
And… they did it.
Tennessee played the spooky slowed-down version of Rocky Top during the pregame intros.
The crowd went wild.
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) October 29, 2022