Earlier this week, the University of Florida announced that its marching band would be honoring Tom Petty at the end of the third quarter of the Gators home game vs. LSU at Steve Spurrier/Ben Hill Griffith Stadium, affectionately known as "The Swamp". Petty, who was born in Gainesville, Florida, passed away on Monday at the age of 66.
All we knew is that fans would be singing one of Petty's most famous tunes, "I Won't Back Down." Well, videos have surfaced of the tribute, and they are everything you expected and more. There's "chills" and then there's hearing 90,000 singing the Tom Petty classic together:
I'm not crying, you're crying.
Unfortunately for the Gators, a missed extra point led to a one point, 17-16 loss to the LSU Tigers. But they won the tribute game this weekend, and possibly forever.