A great young man once said “CLASSIC Weekend in Birmingham is like a National Holiday” , that young man was your truly. The infamous “Magic City Classic Weekend” is back again. Schools Closed, People take off of work, and Out- of- Towners flood the city for one weekend of Pro-Blackness!
For those of you who may have been living under a rock for the last 75 years are so, #MCC is a football game between two of the largest HBCU’s in the state of Alabama. Representing the North, Alabama A&M University #AAMU and Alabama State University #ASU, representing the South met in the Historical City of Birmingham, Al to battle it out. Over the years the hype for the weekend has built tremendously and has really turned into a huge festival with parades, tailgating, and some of the biggest parties and events of the year.
The weekend is like a Walking Fashion show. For our Urban LBGT community I think it would be safe to say that this would really be “Magic City ‘BLACK PRIDE’ Classic” Weekend! Here are a few Tips Going into the weekend & a full itinerary for the Hottest Events Going Down!
Seven Tips to Make Sure Your #MCC16 is LIT
(1)Coins– Make sure you have enough money to participate in the weekend. For the clubs will be specialty priced for the weekend and it’s going to be plenty of events to choose from. If your Coinz is not right Please Stay at home. No Coinz, No Classic!!
(2)Hygiene– You’re going want to make sure that you are on top of your personal hygiene during the course of the entire weekend. It’s going to be tons random people trying to holler at you and ask for directions, Do us all a favor and Brush your Teeth. It’s going to be people every where, so all unnecessary odors will be appreciated. Also if you plan on having sex anytime thoughout the weekend you’re gonna want to make sure that- personal hygiene is taken car of too! Word to the Wise: “If you Stay ready, You never have to get Ready.”
(3) Appearance, Wardrobe, & Dress Code- Magic City Classic weekend is what New York Fashion Week is to the Fashion Forward its what Atlanta Black Pride is to the Gays! Needless to say You’re Look is a Big Deal. Slay at All times basically. You will need different outfits for each event you are planning to attend especially if they are during different timeframes of the day. For example If you attend the Parade and plan on attending the game or tailgating it’s perfectly fine not to change in between. Just make sure Tip (2) is followed upon leaving out that morning. However if you are attending the Morning Radio Shows and the Parade you definitely want to have another outfit for the field. Please do not wear the same outfit from the game/tailgating to the club. That saids a few things like maybe you should refer back to Tip (1) & (2). Everyone has seen your “Get Notice” outfit All day, we don’t need to see it all night. Be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly, the only person that looks like a fool dressed for 90 degree weather in, moderate 40 to 50 degree weather is YOU!
(4)Buddy System– Make sure you use the “Buddy System”, it’s going to be a ton of people everywhere you go this weekend, Traveling in pairs is always a safe idea. Even for my #teamiphone users, sharing your location with your friends is a good idea.What ever you do just have at least one person that you let know your whereabouts thought-out the weekend.
(5)Download Uber- With there being so many people in the city the traffic is bound to get a little crazy. Uber gives you the convenience of not having to drive through all the crazy. If you are planning to be LIT like mostly everyone that will be out and about this weekend, Uber can come in handy for those drunken nights. It will also be a LOT of events going on the entire weekend and who said you can’t be in two places at once, Instead of driving to one event after another just Hit one Club and Uber to the next! Trust me its’s a app that will definitely come in handy. Visit https://www.uber.com/cities/birmingham-al/ for more Information.
(6)Drinks & Drugs– Its going to be a lot of drinking going on and its going to be pretty hard to avoid. Also some people take this weekend as a opportunity to revisit old habits and hit a blunt or two or three. Regardless of your Recreational use, Be sure to Consume wisely. Don’t Drink or Do drugs Unless with Friends.
(7)Be Safe– Going into this weekend, I want everyone to remain safe as possible in all aspects. Carry some pepper spray, or taser if need be. Also a portable charger is something great to have on the go throughout the weekend, trust me no one wants a dead phone. Also make sure you have enough condoms and lube to last the entire weekend. Feel free to visit https://www.facebook.com/TheHub.Bham/ for more help.
THURSDAY NIGHT October 27, 2016
Offical Kick Off Event
11PM-5AM @ (COMPOUND 21) – 1118 3RD AVE W. BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204|
— INDOORS – OUTDOOR HUGE PATIO, VOLLEY BALL COURT, 2 POOL TABLES
T E X T – H Y P E M A N – 545454
Host Included Hypeman Antman, Zoey Fitzgerald, Knockout, & Kidd
FRIDAY NIGHT October 28, 2016
Magic City Classic Live Broadcast
Time: 5:00am to 10:00am |Venue:BJCC |Address:2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N,, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203—— Join the entire Rickey Smiley Morning Show for their Annual Magic City Classic Broadcast going down Friday, October 28th at the BJCC Concert Hall! Guest appearances by Dae Dae, YFN Lucci, The Little Women Of Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop’s own Mama Dee! Get there early to reserve your seats! Doors open at 4:00am, Show starts at 5:00am! Prizes and ticket giveaways to early birds.
7-11PM @ (Raymond House) The Infamous Classic HOUSE PARTY (COSTUMES WELCOMED)
INBOX Raymond Billingsley For the ADDRESS and more details.
11PM- UNTIL @ ( THE HIGH NOTE ) Magic City Classic Ball/ Costume Party | 414 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S, Birmingham, AL
For More Details See Raymond Billingsley
3AM – 7AM BLOCK PARTY AFTER HRS @ (REFLECTION)
1000 3RD AVE W. BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204-
— INDOOR & OUTDOOR — See Hypeman Antman For More Details! Click Link —->>>>> bit.ly/HypeEvents
Saturday October 29, 2016
8:00AM —- McDonald’s Magic City Classic Parade Featuring Ludacris and Yung Joc – Downtown Birmingham
Kick off gameday with 100,000 of your closest friends and witness one of the best parades in the nation. Over 30 high school bands will be participating. Broadcast LIVE by WBRC Fox6 and aired statewide.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM—– Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party and Sponsor Village – Legion Field (West Side)
Get your gameday party started at the Coors Light Pre-Game Tailgate Party. Sponsors will be handing out all kinds of swag and multiple stages and DJ’s including DJ Tracy Steel, Kenny Burns and D-Nice will perform. See why you should stop by and visit some of our sponsors!
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM—– Ford Tailgate Takeover – Legion Field (East Side)
12:00 PM—- Yung Joc Performance & Live Music from Fresh The DJ & DJ Trouble – Legion Field (McDonald’s Sound Stage in the Coors Light Tailgate Area)
3:00 PM—- 75th Annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic broadcast live on ESPN3- Legion Field
Will your alma mater earn the bragging rights this year? Come show your support as they battle it out on the gridiron.
Click here to purchase your tickets in advance. Clear bag policy strictly enforced.
4PM-(Time has Changed) Magic City Classic Jsette Competition @ “Compound 21″| 1118 3rd Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204| Doors open @4 Event starts @5| CASH PRIZE & TROPHY Registration: $15
Admission: $10 Come witness some of the best Jsette teams near and far! Come support ur city #Birmingham #Mobile #Atlanta #Memphis #Savannah #Jackson#Augusta #Nashville
Please see Lorenz Diliago for more Details
Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1148363585246672/
4PM-1030PM DAY PARTY
@ (COMPOUND 21) 1118 3RD AVE W. BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204 —
T E X T – H Y P E M A N – 545454
See Hypeman Antman For More Details! Click Link —->>>>> bit.ly/HypeEvents
7-10PM MEET & GREET WITH ARIANE & MIMI of Love & Hip Hop: ATL @ THE HUB: Birmingham |2217 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233| 205-703-4199—Call or stop by for details!!!
10PM-UNTIL SCORPIONKING BDAY BASH TAKEOVER WITH GUARANTEED DANCERS 7+ AND ARIANE DAVIS & MIMI FAUST.. @ ( THE HIGH NOTE ) 414 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S, Birmingham, AL
#DONTMISSIT #SURROUNDINGAREAS#ITSAPARTY #SCORPIOSEASON #SCORPIONKING #SHOTGIVEAWAY #VIPACCESS#PRIVATEDANCESAVAILABLE
For More Details See Raymond Billingsley