This topic was just a stab in the dark in case there was a Michgian fan who was interested, or even a decent OSU fan (if such a thing exists.
) after a friend had to back out and several others couldn't go on short notice.
My first at OSU game was back in 1984. Went with some friends from Dayton. We sat up on the 3rd deck amidst a bunch of distinguished alums who weren't always behaving in a distinguished way. In the third quarter, with the game's outcome still in question, my group left. Wasn't safe to stay till the end said our host from Dayton.
In the early and mid-1990s I travelled with the Michigan Marching Band. It was dangerous to make the short trip from the busses into the stadium. I remember one guy (we're talking football lineman build and prego on top of it) was walking along-side the band, inches away from someone's face, screaming obscenities. The cops did nothing even after I pointed it out and so I did my best to keep myself as a buffer between him and the band. Another trip the bands played in a "skull session" at the basketball arena. It's customary to let the visitors play first. Not here. OSU played while the M Band watched their performance. And as the Michigan Band took the floor... the OSU band left. Then, to make matters worse, some Buckeye fan walked up to a girl in the band and slugged her in the mouth. Her lips swelled up so bad I don't think she was able to play her clarinet. No surprise, but the band would also vacate before the end of the game - for safety's sake.
A couple years later, the director of the Michigan Marching Band became the director of (all) Bands at OSU. Knowing the history, he arranged for the band to have a police escort ever since. Almost took the fun out of it. (: