Howard Homecoming 2013: Epic…Fail?
Once I arrived at our rented underground spot, my girlfriends were laid out across the apartment, presumably after some raucous partying (and an accurate preview of what was to come). The next morning, I was bombarded with stories of the night fueled by liquor, loud music and lots of eye candy. At this point, I was more than ready for Yardfest, an annual outside concert thrown by the university and featuring today’s hottest artists. Last year, Drake practically ignited a riot after crashing 2 Chainz set. I could only hope that someone or something would upstage him in 2013. Unfortunately, that was the “epic fail” of the weekend that even interviewing celebrities backstage couldn’t save. Big Sean and 2 Chainz are amazing performers, but the yawns were frequent since I’ve seen them multiple times. Poor Gyptian’s mic was entirely too low (even from the front row) and Young Dro’s outfit distracted from his lively set. The worst part? Just as a “surprise guest” was set to hit the stage, a gang of guards and law enforcement flooded the stage and shut down an already lackluster event. Combined with the fact that my feet were frozen, I was not looking forward to the trek down Georgia Ave or the rest of the day.
Luckily, the 1,000 Bottles (hosted by the Gifted Life and BE, LLC) celebration saved the night. As promised, it certainly felt like I drank a 1,00o bottles as liquor was in infinite supply and every song was twerk-worthy. I dared to wear a backless dress and felt amazing surrounded by what I could only describe as black excellence: tall, dark and handsome men in suits and women dressed for the college equivalent of prom; a mix of nostalgia and glamour. Needless to say, words can’t express how much fun I had or the hangover I experienced the next day.
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