The Atlanta Football Classic
This years Atlanta Football Classic held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta definitely lived up to its reputation this year. Not only did the game reflect the rivalry between the schools, but all of the events associated with the game did as well.
The Parking Lot Pavillion had sponsored products and events from giants like AT&T, Coke Zero, and Delta Airlines, to local radio stations and craft tables. Thanks to AT&T AcrosstheFader.com was able to extend this exciting opportunity to Dekalb School of the Arts 8th Grade Media Student Medina Davis.
We started the day in the Pavillion trying the different events hosted by the event sponsors. The AT&T tent featured great tech areas for checking out New Product, playing video games, and a strange game where you had to see how dangerous texting and driving are. It also featured a meet and greet with Keisha Knight Pulliam.
The generational gap was made particularly clear because to me Ms. Pulliam is Lil Rudy Huxtable, while to an 8th Grader, she is “the crack head Candy” from the Tyler Perry movie Madea goes to jail.
Other notable areas were the Coke Zero, Coors, and Army areas where the winners of different activities would receive tickets for the game.
After leaving the parking lot festivities, and entering the Dome, we came upon a day party hosted by Atlanta Radio Station V-103’s Big Tigger. Among the Celebrities in attendance were Big Tigger, Jacob Latimore, and Candace “Dice” Dixon from La La’s full court press.
Of course all of this is great but that wasn’t the main reason anyone was there, it was the game right??? WRONG… Everyone knows these events are about the bands. At halftime of the scheduled main event, came the REAL main event, 2013 AT&T Atlanta Football Classic Battle of the Bands. You could feel the air get thick as the South Carolina State Bulldogs took the Field. This year was even more interactive with AT&T giving fans a chance to tweet which songs the band would play using their interactive website “The Bridge”. By the time the Aggies of North Carolina left the field, the fans barely had enough left for a second half of football.
The Bulldogs came out with the days victories, not only defeating North Carolina A&T in the Battle of the Bands, but in the Football game as well. Thanks again to AT&T for the event and the invitation, and The Dekalb School of the Arts Medina Davis for their contributions as well.