Sho’ nuff Steppin’

Homecoming week’s Greek Show was a major spectacle with the Greeks of the Divine Nine in full effect. Alumni chapters, undergraduate chapters and students filled the Men’s Gym Friday night in support of the step teams. Everyone eagerly anticipated the start of the show. When DJ Tagman set foot on stage the crowd went wild, for they knew it was the beginning of the show. Ray Canty, also known as DJ Tagman, introduced the master of ceremonies, a DJ from the Steve Harvey Morning Show, and he opened the show with last year’s winners, the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

The boys in blue and white showed off their intricate formations and sex-driven dance moves and won over the crowd with their energy-pumped display.

But that was only the beginning. The Brothers of Iota Phi Theta Inc. tore the stage up with their highly aggressive routines and hilarious mockery of the other frats on the yard. A poodle and a young man in purple represented Omega Psi Phi, and the crowed chuckled and booed when they presented their renditions of the other frats.

But the show didn’t stop there. The real brothers of Omega Psi Phi graced the stage with their traditional hopping, not stepping, and testosterone-driven routines. Their theme was “Omega Boot Camp” and the costumes looked like they had been through the ringer. Toward the end of their performance they slowed it down for the ladies with a slow, sensual seductive dance that would make grown women swoon.

Next up was the Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. The award show theme was very creative and original with a red carpet theme and their own Reginald Blair as the award show host. The infamous Taylor Swift and Kanye West fiasco was hilariously referenced saying that “Kappa has the best show ever,” which in this show was the case. The Pretty Boys came in first place for fraternities.

“My favorite part of their show was when they went under the blankets with the sorority letters on them,” said Tina Jones, a freshman from Los Angeles. Between the syncopated shimmies and the difficult steps and transitions, the Kappas did a great job and won over the judges.

The Pi Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi of Louisiana Tech made a special guest appearance. They exhibited the traditional styles and dances of a real Kappa man. Their performance showcased the many talents of Pi Delta and invited us into their world of laughter, showmanship and seduction.

The sororities soon followed. The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta had a creative theme of a radio show and elaborate set. The women in red jammed out to the hits of the ’90s and today paired with difficult steps and girl powered strolls.

Ultimately the Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta won over the judges with their intricate steps and precise moves. The Zetas won first place for the sororities and took home a grand prize of five hundred dollars from Tabasco and will represent Grambling State in a step show in New Orleans.