During Bayou Classic weekend, I attended the Greek Show and must say that I was thoroughly entertained but at times disappointed. All Greek step teams that were involved put on a show that only they can. The host, Wild Wayne and Uptown Angela, were from the New Orleans popular radio station, Q 93.3. Some of the attendants of that nights events were P.J. Brown, Columbus Short and Jeffrey Osborne, just to name a few.
They kept the crowd in the mood while the organizations got themselves ready and then it was time for the show.
The first of the teams to take the stage was the Beta Psi (Southern) Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and left the stage hot.
Their act was Cops themed and featured the popular Lil’ Wayne tune “Mrs. Officer.” The crowd was very receptive to their tricks and they set the anticipation for the sorority segment of the show to be at an all time high.
The Psi Beta (Grambling) Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated followed them and gave a lackluster performance that was reminiscent of Homecoming.
The theme of their step was the character “Ricky Bobby” from the movie Talladega Night: The Ballad of Rick Bobby and featured music that was automobile themed. The track listing also included many songs like the “Stanky Leg” and other Dallas favorites that we all groove to as we cruise The Yard.
After the ladies finished their show, there was a smattering of what could be considered sympathy applause and hoping the next group was better than the last.
The last sorority to take the stage was the Alpha Tau (Southern) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and they were the highlight of the night.
Flips and high risk splits were the order of the night for the Devastating Divas from Southern. Their insane asylum theme was creative and showed their athleticism, which left the crowd speechless.
Once the ladies “set the stage on fire”, in the words of Lil’ Wayne, the men followed and they did not thwart our expectations.
The first fraternity to step were the brothers of Beta Sigma (Southern) Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Their theme was based on the military and helped to give them a crisp and clean look.
There was even a point when they gave us a little bit of black history was brought when they donned black gloves and held their fists up.
They also sounded off hard on the stage, which gave emphasis to their performance.
Their follow up act were the Delta Sigma (Grambling) Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha who gave a performance that looked the same as Homecoming with a little more “umph” to it.
The Secret Service and President-Elect theme was cute and even featured the current Miss Black & Gold Qwanelia Williams as Michelle Obama.
The song “My President is Black” seemed to be the song for the Delta Sigma Chapter Alpha’s and the fraternity that succeeded them.
The Alpha Sigma (Southern) Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi came out to the song “Dr. Carter” and continued bring Barack Obama to life, which led to the aforementioned to come on.
The cane tricks and AKA mirrors they used wowed the crowd and the celebrity judges, Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen.
Last but certainly not least were the Gamma Gamma (Grambling) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and they did not disappoint.
The show had been performed at Homecoming but it was more dynamic than the first time it was seen. The Omega’s hopped their way into the crowd’s heart and some of the ladies dreams with their Life themed show.
But by the end of the night the judges came together to tally the scores and come to a consensus on who was the clear winner.
When the dust cleared, the Kappas of the Alpha Sigma (Southern) Chapter took first while the Alphas of Beta Sigma (Southern) Chapter and the Omegas of Gamma Gamma (Grambling) Chapter took second and third respectively.
On the sorority side of the competition, the Deltas of the Alpha Tau (Southern) Chapter took first while the AKAs of the Beta Psi (Southern) Chapter and the Zetas of the Psi Beta (Grambling) Chapter took second and third place.
Both first place teams took the stage, their checks, and showed why it’s great to be first place.