Atlanta University will take place the last week of October for homecoming and this won’t be one to miss! One of the nation’s biggest homecoming weekends will be even bigger this year as
Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University hold activities during the same weekend,
The two schools, along with Spelman College, will come together on three homecoming events that are usually held separately. The parade, step show and hip hop concert. This is the first time all three schools have joined forces in this manner for homecoming.
My focus will be mainly on the hip hop concert. The buzz for the hip hop concert was crazy. Hundreds of people lined up outside of Forbes arena as if they were giving away free tuition. There was so much energy and hostility outside because everybody from all school wanted to get into this show knowing it would be a packed house. Student’s bum rushed the door, people got trampled, and it was just pure mayhem outside of the concert. The inside was packed from top to bottom and students were on their worst behavior. As different artist performed the students boo’d some artists off the stage, threw miscellaneous items at them on stage, and many other vulgar acts. This is not a good representation of our schools and the way the students acted towards the artist may cause us to not have any more events for homecoming at all since folks don’t know how to act. As some of the bigger name artists hit the stage the students calmed down. I got to interview one of the opening acts who must have been good because he did not get boo’d of the stage. He goes by the name of D’Lyric. He told me how he enjoyed the crowd’s energy and participation. He says “Maybe because I’m a student at CAU
I get more love because im branded here”. I agree with him because he was one of the only opening acts who actually finished