Meek Mill and Melanie Fiona capped Grambling State University Homecoming activities Friday night by throwing an epic house party in the T.H. Harris Auditorium.
The party started at 7 p.m. and if you got there at 7:03 or even 7:01, you would have had to park in Ruston, for everybody was there. The lines outside stretched all the way across the Quad to Dunbar Hall, and at exactly 7:28 p.m. fans stampeded to the front of the line trying everything to get through the double doors.
Excuse me, correction. It was a not a party in Grambling’s Auditorium, it was a concert. Man, sure fooled me. This wasn’t any typical concert. The artists GSU provided seemed to be partying rather than performing. On stage you saw a strip tease, lap dances; just pure epicness.
The show was so anticipated that some tried to scheme their way in.
Recent graduate Zikomo Langston, who as a student did some photography for The Gramblinite, wore his camera to serve as camouflage in hopes of skipping the line.
“I was trying to get in the show in time,” he said. “I had already bought a ticket, and I thought since I was a photographer they would let me in.”
Unfortunately that didn’t work as his access was denied.
Of course Meek Mill and Melanie Fiona rocked the crowed, but the crowed became active when Ceddy Vu, the rap sumo, all the way from Baton Rouge, took the stage and took off his shirt during his performance.
Mind you, Ceddy Vu resembles Rick Ross, only bigger and sporting a “Boosie” fade flattop. The crowd was more amused than turned on.
After the enormous rapper cleared the stage, the beautiful Melanie Fiona captured the crowd with her captivating, energetic performance. She was definitely a crowd-pleaser, and no one was a stranger to her music. Fans sung along with her on every song she performed, ranging from “It Kills Me” to “Wrong Side of a Love Song” to “4 a.m.”
You know how fans always dream about getting the opportunity to be on stage with a favorite famous icon? Well, Melanie Fiona made that dream come true for sophomore business management major Byron Genderson of Rochester, N.Y.
Fiona spotted him in the audience jumping up and down screaming, “I love you, Melanie!” She then brought him to the stage, gave him a hug and danced for him.
“I always had a crush in her,” he said. “I’m always going to remember GSU’s Homecoming 2012,”
She also gave another student a lap dance. Right, a lap dance. Melanie was three real for that.
Last was the headliner of the concert, young Philly native Meek Mill. All he did was simply rocked the crowd with songs from Dreamchasers 1 and 2 (including “Amen,” “Burn,” House Party,” “Ima Boss,” etc.) and his featured verses from other artists’ songs, then hopped back on his private jet and fled to D.C.