It was all Greek love in the Municipal Auditorium Friday night as Kappas from all over came to present their new members from the chapter at LSU-S. And oh yeah -- there was a Greek show too (lol).
The Port City Greek Explosion, hosted by J. R. Entertainment, brought hundreds out to enjoy some old-fashioned stepping. (Not that Stomp the Yard/How She Move crap, REAL stepping, people! lol)
The show featured a local church group, the T-Shemise Model Troupe and 3 fraternities ... following by the probate of the Spring 2008 line of Kappa Alpha Psi's undergraduate chapter at LSU-S, and an all-out party full of fraternity boys hopping and dancing around the main floor.
After the church group mimed a decent performance, the show finally got started (on CP time).
The eager crowd cheered as a group took the stage, only to find out it was the KUDOS social service High School group. Lifting steps from every fraternity ever created, their display was not judged but was pretty good.
Next up was the Alphas from ULM (shout out to my cousin Marquis lol). Their calls and chants were a little inaudiable but the performance was okay and they were cheered on by the AKAs in the audience and the small group of Alphas that came for moral support.
The T-Shemise group took the stage 2 or 3 times Saturday night (I'm hoping they were a sponsor because if not Tiff is a pimp for getting all that FREE publicity ... Shout to Justin Jones!).
The T-S ladies modeled clothes from the "couture" line and owner/designer Tiffany Walker announced the opening of a "show room" for her line that is now open at 1545 Line Avenue. CLICK HERE to see the fashions (in case you missed them). The audience saw more of the clothing than actually stepping ... but hey, whatever works.
I can't remember who performed first but the other two fraternities were Rho Chapter (Southern University) Sigmas and the Kappas from Louisiana Tech.
My frat -- I mean the Sigmas lol -- TORE IT UP ... Precise, Audible, Fluid, STEPPING ... they even had a concept and skits. I was so proud, as was my frat brother and Shreveport Police Officer Alvin Harvey (BLU PHI!) who came from that chapter.
The Kappas put on a performance that could rival that of the Black Chippendales. At any other show they would've been shut down but this was a Kappa function and simulated sex acts and lap dancing was allowed ... (wow). The steppin' (or caning in their case) was not amazing (and I've seen some amazing Kappa shows) but they did what they do :)
In the end, the Alphas took 3rd place, the Kappas took 2nd, and the SIGMAS won the $1000.
Congrats FRAT! There were a good 50 Sigmas in attendance, probably the most I've seen assembled in Shreveport outside of a regional or national conference. Still, it was amazing to see.
They rejoiced for a good 30 minutes, totally forgetting that they needed to clear the floor for the Kappa probate. I was elated to see so many Greeks training/party hopping.
And I hope to see them all this Fall when Mahogani Media presents the Black Greek Classic :) There will be fraternities AND sororities there from all over the Ark-La-Tex ...
(copycats ... fall back)
There were reps from every organization present (though I never tracked down that one Iota) at Friday's event. Here are some pics to prove it:
The Ques were there as well. Not as many as I would've thought, but they got their hop on.
These Shreveport natives came out to represent. The Zeta from a local graduate chapter and the Sigma Gamma Rho soror from La. Tech.
I even had the pleasure of meeting State Farm Agent (and my soror) Katrina Thomas.
There were other Zeta Ladies representin' from La. Tech and ULM.
All in all, it was amazing affair. Neos, Prophytes and "Old Heads" all coming together with family and friends. It was splendidly Greek ...
Big ups to J. R. Ent. and VIP Ent. for making it happen ... Shouts out to DJ Marle Mar; and Mr. Bentley (103.7) who co-hosted the event and is a Kappa himself.
The Kappas continue their special weekend with a party at the Convention Center Saturday night and will probably rejoice well into next week :)
Look out for the BGC in Fall 2008 ...