The show began with a group of rappers who made a cypher (When one rapper raps right after another. Usually if one rapper isn't doing so well another rapper will swoop in and finish out the other rapper's segment. Very competitive. The crowd dictates which rapper is doing better than another.), which I found really awesome since I am a bit in love with hip-hop. I got to talk to a few of the guys and they were really focused and passionate, each had been rapping for about two years.
After that, the fashion show began as the models walked out to choreographed pieces. All of the outfits were the model's own clothing, which made for a really interesting show! There were two MC's who came in after each piece and gave a little bit of information, as well as getting the audience involved by asking questions.
In addition to the rap segment and the fashion show, there was a dance troupe named ABCD (stands for: Athens Black Contemporary Dancers) as well as a spoken word poet. ABCD is comprised of majors and non-majors who practice dance at the university that I attend. The spoken word poet was really good and I was incredibly interested in this portion because I've been writing my own poetry a lot lately.
All-in-all it was a good show and I like my pictures a lot more than last year! You could tell all the work that everyone put into the show, which just made it even more amazing to watch since everything is student-organized. (Click on the pictures to see them larger!!! *recommended)
|Spoken word poet|