Sunday, October 20, 2013

Will Ferrell leads USC band as Tommy Trojan


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Now that's Old School. Will Ferrell, a 1990 graduate of the University of Southern California, showed his school pride on Monday when he led the school's marching band, the Spirit of Troy, dressed in full Trojan regalia.

Ferrell showed off his legs in a gladiator-style skirt and sandals, wore a breastplate, cape, and a warrior helmet with enormous plume. He carried a shiny sword, which at one point he staked into the stage, drawing tremendous cheers. When the band broke into USC's famed "Fight On!", Ferrell sang along, and began spinning his sword like a baton twirler. He finally marched off stage in step with the band.

Ferrell's appearance was part of a charity event hoping to raise money for Cancer for College, a group started by Ferrell's college friend and fraternity brother Craig Pollard, who learned he had cancer at just 15. Ferrell and Pollard spoke to USC students Monday night in a lecture titled, "A Will-Powered Friendship."

On Saturday, Ferrell supported another West Coast football program, making an appearance in the locker room of the University of Washington Huskies.

Ferrell's next film, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," comes out Dec. 20.

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