A Night with the Stars
By Jocelyn Jones and Adrienne Comer
Homecoming, homecoming, homecoming. How about that homecoming weekend that passed? You had the yard fest, parade, game, step show, the step show after party concert and various other events that were taking place.
At the concert, Rick Ross, Day 26, Young Berg and Backyard Band each gave a jaw-dropping performance. They had the crowd going the whole night, especially with Backyard Band performing at the end - they had everyone's head bagging from side to side.
Although it was very chilly all the seats were filled in the Bowie Baysox Stadium as students, alumni, and visitors supported the artists and helped bring the homecoming week to a picture perfect end.
Opening the show up was Young Berg artist known for his number one hit "Give me the Business." Handsome and short, Young Berg was open to meeting and greeting Bowie State students. When asked what inspires him to perform he said, "Just to see the reactions of my fans, and the people's smiles gives me motivation to make more music so they can enjoy." Young Berg said that this was his third homecoming. He performed at Clark Atlanta and North Caroling A&T before coming to Bowie State University. He has a new album he is working on called "Cash and Passport Swag" and has worked with various artists such as Plies P. Diddy, etc.
Next, to burn up the stage was the hot Day 26 who lit up the stadium with musical selections from there recentl album "Day 26". As they danced and sang on stage they performed many melodies for the ladies, which set the mood and kept the crowd on their toes.
"I got my money's worth and I'm glad I attended the concert because Day 26 put on an excellent performance and kept the crowd focused on them with their exciting dance moves," said Angelette Fossett, a senior at BSU.
Will from Day 26 said, "I had an outstanding time here at Bowie State University."
Right now, they are working on their new next album. Q gave many thanks to his supporters of the group. He also prays and hopes that the economy gets better for everyone because it is time for a change.
After the mellow mood was set, it was best to bring the great Rick Ross up to get the crowd back on their feet. Although there was some technical difficulties during his performance the crowd failed to notice it because Ross captured their attention with steam arising from his head as his dark silhouette figure was shown in the mist of the night performing such hits as "I'm So Hood Remix."
Sophomore, Leon McKnight said, " I rocked off when Rick Ross hit the stage because he lives up to his saying as being so ‘hood and his performance made the show because he kept going even when his music was messing up."
Ross encouraged everyone to go out and vote, and said he hopes that 2009 would be a much better than 2008. His next album "Tatted Up" will be released in December.
Junior Corey Smith stated, "The spirit of the student body and the homecoming events all together has been very inclusive, all the students participated and felt apart of something big which is another spectacular homecoming."