Mr. and Miss Florida A&M University collaborated with the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to host the first Top FAMU Lounge, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Rattlers’ Den.
This event simulated Top Flite Night Lounge for those who are not 21 and up to attend Karaoke Wednesdays. Wings, fries, mock drinks and more were available.
To participate in the karaoke segment, students who are interested were asked to sign up for their song before Thursday via email. Attendees had to donate a pair of jeans for entry.
Junior class President Jameison Walker, third-year FAMU business student from Detroit, Mich., mentioned that CAB realized that there are a lot of students on campus who don’t get to experience the Top Flite experience because of their age and they figured, why not bring it to FAMU?
Junior attendant-elect Imani Jennings said it was a lot of fun.
“I really loved the event! It’s really fun and vibrant! The students out here are singing, having fun and I got free food too,” Jennings said.
There were performances from members of the current and new royal court. Mr. FAMU-elect James Rozier, Marquavia “Queen” Smith and her friends performed “Cater 2 U” by Destiny’s Child, reenacting their performance on the 2005 BET Awards.
Jennings said that was her favorite part.
“My favorite performance was Queen singing ‘Cater 2 U,’” she said.
Rozier and Miss FAMU-elect Amberly Williams sang Justin Timberlake and Beyonce’s “Until the End of Time.”
Walker said Top FAMU Lounge had the same atmosphere as Top Flite, but more age-friendly.
“For those who have been to Top Flite, it’s the same vibe, just on a lower scale,” Walker said.
Sharayne Douglas, fourth-year psychology student from Ft. Lauderdale, thought this event was great.
“This was a great idea to bring to FAMU, getting everyone involved after a long school week so everyone can just chill out, relax, have food and drinks. It’s something recreational and safe on campus for people to actually do. I’m glad they brought it here,” Douglas said.
Walker said While the event is just a one-time thing, if students want it back, CAB will of course supply their need.