The marching band, kept in the stands throughout the 2020 season as part of COVID-19 protocol, formed its “T” at midfield in its pregame performance. The crowd, garbed in white for the annual whiteout game, exceeded the 20% attendance cap instituted for last season. The Yellow Jackets ran out of the northeast tunnel behind the Ramblin’ Wreck and cheerleaders, another group confined to the stands a year ago. Tech fans largely unmasked, roared their delight.
“It’s a wonderful feeling,” said Shirley Plunkett, a season-ticket holder for 36 consecutive years.