GSU Deltas win first, Kappas get second

Delta Sigma Thetas from Southern kicked off the step show dressed in cargo short outfits in red heels and red beret hats. They performed to the hit songs “Get On My Level” and Lil Boosie’s “Set It Off.” They also stepped blindfolded, and ended their performance with a tribute to New Orleans’ with red umbrellas.

Next Southern’s chapter of Zeta Phi Beta performed dressed in all black suits with blue collar shirts. They stepped to hits such as “Ring the Alarm” and New Orleans bounce music.

Grambling’s Psi Beta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority was next to grace the stage. Dressed in black leather-like catwoman suits, heels, and long ponytails, they performed a routine to hit songs from Remy Ma and others. They also did a catwalk as part of their performance.

Following the Zetas, Grambling’s Delta Sigma Thetas dressed in Indian inspired red sarong outfits and gold sandals stepped to several hit songs.

“It was like homecoming to the tenth power,” said Karletta White, a member of Grambling’s Delta Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. “At first we were overwhelmed and nervous because we were rushed for time.”

Next, it was time for the men to perform. The first fraternity to perform was Grambling’s Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Dressed in khakis, white collar shirts and red suspenders, the Kappas gave a sensual performance to slow songs such as Ginuwine’s “Tell Me.”

“It was exhilarating seeing that big crowd,” said Aubrey Jackson, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

The next group to perform were Southern’s Phi Beta Sigmas. They donned 3 piece suits and opened to Chris Brown’s “Gimme That.”

Their show included a human pyramid and a comical skit from the movie Harlem Nights.

Southern’s Alpha Phi Alphas performed next, stepping out of wooden coffins and dressed in vests and hats. They performed to hits including a Jodeci song.

The last group to perform was Grambling’s Delta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. Stepping out to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” the Alphas came out dressed in black hats, shirt and pants, and white suspenders. They also performed to hits such as Jay Z’s “Show Me What You Got.”

Now it was time for the winners. Coming in at first place for the sororities were Grambling’s Deltas. Southern’s Zetas were second, and Southern’s Deltas came in third place.

“It was like, finally, we won! That hasn’t happened in so long. It was amazing to win at Bayou Classic,” said Anna Louise Summerville, a member of the Delta Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.

Southern’s Alphas came in first place for the fraternities, followed by Grambling’s Kappas at second, and Southern’s Phi Beta Sigmas in third place.

“It was amazing. I have never performed with so many people,” said Chad Patterson, the step master for the Grambling’s Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi who performed at Bayou Classic for the first time.

“It was exciting getting into the festivities,” he said.