This was mentioned by someone earlier, who stated that not many people know the words to the Virginia Tech fight song. The words are as follows:
Techmen, We’re Techmen, with spirits true and faithful,
Backing up our teams with hope undying.
Tech, Oh Techmen, we’re out to win today,
Showing pep and life with which we’re trying.
VP, Oh VP, you know our hearts are with you,
In our luck which never seems to die.
Win or Lose, we’ll greet you with a glad returning,
You’re the pride of VPI!
Just watch our men so big and active,
Support the Orange and Maroon, Let’s go Tech!
We know our ends and backs are stronger,
With winning hopes, we fear defeat no longer!
To see our team plow through the line boys,
Determined now to win or die.
So, give a Hokie, Hokie, Hokie Hi!
Ray, Rah, Old VPI!
Sing this at football games and you'll be deemed a true Hokie fan!
Nice people still exist.
As a general consensus, people in Blacksburg are nice. Sure, there are a few bad apples, but they are so few that most people know their names. I know... the concept of people being nice is very hard to grasp for city dwellers (especially New Yorkers and Bostonians :-) ) but it's true. If you go up and talk to someone...they will not insult you... if someone comes up to talk to you...you don't need to be scared...and...you may want to sit down for this one...ready...people may actually drive nicely, too! that's right...you may actually see someone let you out of a sidestreet or alley?parking lot some times. It's a beautiful city.
Very intelligent and politically- minded people
if you have the privelege to talk with a local...which is very likely at coffee shops and other places downtown...you will notice that most people in blacksburg are very intelligent and generate great conversation. But be advised...they are very politically minded and usually tend to be very liberal. This of course is only in town. Remember virginia is still a red state. Blacksburg is a democratic bubble. If you are a republican...you will probably find a debate inevitable, but don't worry, if you are intelligent and open minded...you will find the debate to be informative and enjoyable rather than insulting.
April 16th is a day when Virginia Tech students do not have classes. Unfortunately, this is not a cause for celebration, because it commemorates the most tragic event in the university's history. On April 16th, 2007, a deranged student shot and killed 32 students and professors in 2 buildings on the Virginia Tech campus. Since then, the university has held annual April 16th ceremonies in honor of the 32 victims. These are held on the Dillfield, the large open area at the heart of the Virginia Tech campus. This year's ceremonies included a midday tribute to the victims, which included prayers and the readings aloud of short biographical descriptions of each victim. At nightfall, thousands of students held a candlelight vigil on the Drillfield, in which the victims' names were once again read aloud, followed by a moment of silence for each.
Virginia Tech is a huge sports school. The whole town gets all hyped up for football games. You will notice that you can see the stadium from almost anywhere near downtown. The town is very exciting on game days...but parking in next to impossible. Take the bus... the BT (bus) is great and services everything in town.