Saturday, February 15, 2014 will forever go down in history as one of the best nights of my life. In the CUB gymnasium of Penn State Harrisburg the Black Student Union African Affairs committee displayed to the campus, community, and guests from surrounding states “the biggest celebration of African culture in Central Pennsylvania.” Months of preparation led to this moment and I could not be happier with the results of the show and the praise coming from everyone who was there.
My goals for this show was to start/end on time, have greater attendance than past years, and, of course, have EVERYONE love the show. As the flyer instructed audience members did seat promptlly at 5PM. The show started at 6PM, and ended at 9:04PM. Although in most cases this does not happen i was happy the show stayed in order, and ran on time from beginning to end. During past years we have had around 200 people in attendance and those years were great but this year I am happy that we had 350+ people in the audience. There were 250 seats for the tables but the maintenance team left 100 seats on the side for extra seating in the back. By the middle of the show there were no more seats and a few people left to stand.
Lastly, the reviews and praise for the show has been overwhelming!
“All the african vine stars here at #africraze” @_DjAfrik
“Like that was a huge success more than I expected and it was great to be a part of it like it was f***ing amazing!!” -Jide (via text)
“Africraze was fun and crazy. Seriously. My exhausted a** still had a GREAT time.” @tellem_i_saidit
As tiring as it was, the overwhelming positive responses have made it worth it. I am happy that everyone that was in attendance at AfriCraze (on time!) enjoyed the show. It takes a lot to put together such a big show, but it would have not been possible without my partner Olivia Umoren and everyone else who supported us.