A crowd at Virginia Tech got so hyped by Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' it registered on a seismograph

The Hokies have used the band's classic, 1991 album opener as their entrance music since 2000
Virginia Tech Hokies fans at Lane Stadium
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That rumbling underfoot you felt on September 3 has now been identified. It seems the home crowd watching their Virginia Tech Hokies take the field with Metallica's "Enter Sandman" blasting made so much of a ruckus that it registered on instruments designed to detect earthquakes.

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During the song's slow build, the crowd at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's 65K+ Lane Stadium was already on their feet causing some movement on the planet's crust. Once the grinding chords of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" begin, and the team makes their way to the gridiron, the stadium erupted with a welcoming ovation that registered on a seismograph.