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Concert Crazed

Wiz Khalifa performed for a sold-out crowd

by Published: Oct 6, 2010

Wiz Khalifa: Wiz Khalifa performed last Saturday at the Williams Auditorium for the Second Annual Kappa ShowKase. The concert had an overwhelming number of students in attendance with a sold-out show. Photo By: Mike Fleming | Web/Multimedia Editor

Wiz Khalifa: Wiz Khalifa per­formed last Saturday at the Williams Auditorium for the Second Annual Kappa ShowKase. The con­cert had an over­whelm­ing num­ber of stu­dents in atten­dance with a sold-out show. Photo By: Mike Fleming | Web/Multimedia Editor

The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. hosted its sec­ond annual Kappa ShowKase in Williams Auditorium with Wiz Khalifa as the head­liner at a sold-out show Oct. 2.

In addi­tion to the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Office of Multicultural Student Services and stu­dent activ­ity fees as allo­cated by the Finance Division of Student Government helped bring the con­cert to FSU.

For Ferris stu­dents, tick­ets were sold for $5 and $10 for non-Ferris stu­dents, but since the show sold out two weeks before the event, eager concert-goers were pay­ing upwards of $80 to see Khalifa. Some stu­dents were hes­i­tant to pay that much, but oth­ers paid the price to get into the show.

“Wiz put on a good show and he really knows how to hype up the crowd. I would pay around $80 to see him live,” said Todd Horton, a pre-med student.

Cedric Williams, a senior in the music indus­try man­age­ment pro­gram, agreed with Horton and said, “He is an up and com­ing rap­per that really puts on a show worth going to. If I had to, I would have paid a lot more to see him.”

This was Khalifa’s only stop in Michigan dur­ing his “Waken Baken” tour. As the tour implies, weed was heav­ily talked about dur­ing the rap show. With lyrics such as “in the cut, in the cut, roll them doo­bies up,” this show was intended for mature audi­ences only.

YelaWolf, Khalifa’s opener, had a last-minute can­cel­la­tion due to film­ing a spot on the BET chan­nel. For some, this was a dis­ap­point­ment. Most weren’t both­ered by the can­cel­la­tion though as they just came to see Wiz perform.

Justin Wensel, a junior in the hos­pi­tal­ity pro­gram, was excited to see YelaWolf and said, “He was the only one I knew per­form­ing tonight. I had a good time, but I am glad I didn’t pay more than five dol­lars to see an artist not show up.”

Ferris stu­dents were not the only ones attend­ing the show. Many stu­dents from var­i­ous col­leges attended to sup­port their fel­low class­mates on stage.

Students from dif­fer­ent col­leges got a chance to show­case their skills dur­ing the show and pump up the crowd before the main act. Toine Da Prynce from Ferris got to per­form on stage as well as a few other acts like Young Celebrity from Eastern Michigan University, TJ Upshaw from Western, and R.I.B.S. from Grand Valley. n