October in the HBCU world is one of the most exciting time-frames in the school year. One word spells it all: Homecoming. Each week, several schools go through the pageantry & excitement of homecoming for a week. In the case of FAMU down in Tallahassee, Florida, 2 weeks. An influx of alumni & friends return to the cities ready for tailgating, networking, reuniting, and of course the good ol football game.
My today I'm not here to speak on all homecomings, just one...because its more than just a "homecoming", its an event, a calamity, its epic....simply put....its "The Greatest"....yes...I'm talking about North Carolina A&T's own.... #GHOE
#GHOE, "Greatest Homecoming on Earth" this year falls on October 27th. But everyone that attends college knows, that homecoming is a week long celebration of exponential growth leading up to Saturday. It only comes around once a year and the weeks before remind us Aggies of Christmas. The anticipation is crazy. BUT, an event like this takes alot of preparation & training because if you partake in the likes of alcohol you know all of what could happen at any given time during turn up hours.....and during #GHOE...."Turn Up Hours" are from 12AM Saturday (the 20th) --- 6AM Sunday (the 28th)...or something like that. Let me give some insight of what you could see if you're a first timer......or again if you're a student/alumnus/visitor etc etc etc.
#1: The earlier you can prepare....the better.
First & most important thing to realize is that Greensboro, for the most part, allows #GHOE to pretty much own their city for a week due to the economic impact it has on pretty much all of the businesses in the city. From hotels to restaurants to clothing stores all the way down the line. It is important to understand that closer that #GHOE gets, people will begin to shop for their outfits, paraphernalia, hotel lodging etc. (Hotels should be booked months in advance....trust me on this one). So shopping for your #GHOE needs should be handled as early as humanly possible because it'd be foolish to think you can roll up in the mall & get something last minute while everyone & their mama is in there doing the same. Alcohol included!!!!!! The ABC imports liquor from Charlotte & High Point to make sure their supply doesn't run low. But it is almost guaranteed that by time that fateful Saturday gets here, your favorite bottle just might not be there. If you have the funds, 'gon head & purchase what you need as early as possible.
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