I saw this sentence in a piece of news "“We will unify our party to win this election and build an America where we can all rise together,” Clinton said after taking the stage to the chorus of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” a departure from campaign’s strict song list, underscoring the occasion."

I kinda understand what it means, by could anyone explain a little bit more about why "to" is used here (to the chorus) ?

Thank you!

  • Do you march to the beat of a different drummer? "Marching to the beat" and "taking the stage to the chorus" are equivalent structures, syntactically.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 2:37
  • You may be parsing it improperly: it’s [take the stage] [to the chorus of]
    – Jim
    Commented May 2, 2016 at 3:02

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to the rhythms of the song mentioned.

Much like dancing to but with a slightly advanced take on the predicate as a prefix.


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