As a five year member* of the University of Hawaii Rainbow** marching band, I have to say that it irks me a bit that this Hawaii 5-0 promotional video from CBS features the USC band rather than the U.H. Rainbow** band. That being said, however, this is a GREAT video and I have to say that I’m surprised at how excited I am to see Hawaii 5-0 come back to life. I have childhood memories of seeing the original series being shot all over the island of O’ahu. I hope the new series is as wonderful as the original was!
I can’t seem to get the video to embed so try watching it here: Hawaii 5-0 Music Video!
*Yes, I’m really not a naturally bright guy to begin with and I paid for school by waiting tables full time so it, indeed, took me five years to graduate.
**The University of Hawaii dropped the nickname “the Rainbows” because, apparently, a few people in the athletic department were afraid that their pals would tease them about being “gay” or something at conventions and such. I grew up cheering for the Rainbows and they’ll always be Rainbows to me. I have never bought a single item of U.H. merchandise with that ugly a$$ flying H thing on it … I say, get a pair of cojones and call yourselves the Rainbows you losers!!! You’re Hawaii for goodness sake.
Hey! Here they are!!! My band!!!