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FSU hoping “U Can’t touch this” with their Spring game festivities

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John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

It was a rough debut year for Willie Taggart and the FSU Seminoles on the field, but that doesn’t mean they still aren’t in the mood to “rock n roll,” when the time is right.

And, the school announced Thursday afternoon tht their 2019 spring game will once again be a 1990s themed party.

This second year in a row FSU will include a concert after the playing of their “Garnet and Gold Game” at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday April 6th. And likewise, this year’s concert will have a 1990s theme. However, instead of Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa and Rob Base who performed a year ago, it will be three new acts that will take to the stage afterwards.

Three time Grammy Award winner, MC Hammer, who is one of the more iconic music/dance video figures of the early 90s, will be joined by rapper Tone Loc and the R&B group, “Color Me Badd.”

Hammer has sold over 40 million copies of his incredibly popular, “Please, Hammer, Don’t Hurt’em” album that debuted in February, 1990. His single, “U Can’t Touch This” is one of the most recognizable songs and music videos of the time. Remember his “parachute pants?”

Hammer’s real name is Stanley Burrell, and he was a former bat boy for the Oakland A’s baseball team in the 1970s (photo above).

Meanwhile, Loc was one of the pioneers of rap music and his two songs “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” became instant hits. They both rose to number one on the Billboard music charts making Loc one of the more prominent rap artists of the decade. “Color Me Badd,” had three number one singles themselves in the 90s, including the song, “All 4 Love.”

Right now, Taggart could use some love, as it’s been a rocky 15 months for him as head coach in Tallahassee. After a 5-7 season on the field, where Florida State missed a bowl game for the first time in 37 years, the Noles have a big question at quarterback, as for the second year in a row they didn’t sign a top-flight high school recruit.

Back to the spring game theme. Just as they did a year ago FSU will have a 90s themed feel all the way around and that will include the Seminole endzones being painted like they were nearly 30 years ago, plus 1990s era football players will take place in the alumni flag football game at halftime.

Of course Heisman winner Charlie Ward, and former All-American Derrick Brooks led Florida State to the 1993 National Championship on a team in the era when this music was most popular.

FSU will only charge $10 for admission, including the post-game concert.

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