I’m writing this fresh from a boozy brunch, but we’ll talk more about that later. So here’s a brief howard homecoming run down. There was SO much to do but this is my experience/review.
Thursday night- Fashion Show.
So I have been to this event all four years at Howard University and they have yet to disappoint. This isn’t some regular show that your friend puts together, it has always been a production equipped with gorgeous African American models, dope esthetics and a live performance. This is that was Shy Glizzy, the D.C. native you hear rapping on the hit single “Crew,” or you may also know him from the smash hit “Awesome.”
Or you may have heard it recently being called the “Black Coachella,” step aside Made in America. This is a free concert on the Yard that is an open forum to reconnect with old and new peers, enjoys performances by A-list starts. This years line up was Rick Ross, Tory Lanes, Doug E. Fresh, Kid Kapri, and more. You can watch the show or eat from one of the delicious vendors that are out there, but don’t forget to make your rounds to the booths where they sell howard and other afrocentric apparel as well as other products and you may even get some for the free!
I don’t have to say much but the Greek Step show is always a high light. Knowing that several of the divine Nine fraternites and Sororitites began on Howard’s campus they Step show is everything you would imagine it to be and more. This year’s host was Terrence J and I heard he didn’t disappoint.
I have not been to the homecoming football game since freshmen year because the tailgate is where the party’s at. Located in the lot next to Mcdonalds, This is basically yardfest without the performances, but the music is always on point. Get lit and enjoy the atmosphere, visit different tents because you never know who might be generous, if you know what I mean.
There’s so much to do in the night time, all you really need is your squad and a few dollars in your pocket. If you’re into clubs there’s The Park at 14th, and Rose Bar. These are the more upscale spots to go out at, but you might have to spend more. Admission ranges fro $20-$40 but you’ll probably spot a celebrity like Lala, who was Rose Bar’s special guest this weekend. There are always Mansion parties and house parties galore. Try to get in a student groupme if you aren’t already in one and get tickets early unless you’re free like me and like to wait till last minute to see what the move is.
-The Gryphon- This is where I went for a birthday/homecoming brunch and it was a great time. This spot in Dupont has everything you could want in a boozy Brunch. The buffet is $35 but with that you get waffles, salmon, eggs, tater tots, wings, salad and more. The bottomless mimosas are $25 so yeah, you’re spending a pretty penny, but it’s well worth it! Think of this as more of a day party than you’re average classy brunch. lol
This year was the best homecoming I’ve had yet from the friends to the atmosphere and I did not have to break the bank completely. Cheers to HUHC, hope to see ya’ll on the yard next year!