Alpha Ball 2014: Labyrinth

March 24, 2014  •  2 Comments

 

Virginia Tech’s Black Alumni Reunion took place last weekend. Friday was the  Overton R. Johnson Stepshow. Saturday was full of events, including art shows, networking luncheons, and happy hours. I was literally all over campus shooting things. One of the events I had the opportunity to take photos for was the Alpha Ball, which was hosted by the Theta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This is a joint chapter with split membership between members located at both Virginia Tech and Radford University.

 

The first time I came to Virginia Tech in March 2013, it was the weekend of the Alpha Ball. Everyone told me to stay so I could experience it. I didn’t end up staying because I figured I wasn’t missing anything big. Boy, was I wrong. The Alpha Ball is one of the flagship events in the black community. Everybody comes out for this event, even older individuals that you wouldn’t expect to see out at a fraternity party.

 

This event was literally a movie. The venue had three different rooms, each with their own DJ spinning tunes. Everyone came out in their Sunday’s best. I honestly haven’t seen anything like it since I’ve been in Blacksburg. It was a phenomenal time, both as a photographer and a partygoer.

 

Theta Iota is a group of standup guys. I would like to sincerely thank them for allowing me to document this event. It was a great time. The chapter is very easy to work with. I don’t typically shoot parties, but this is one that I would shoot again without hesitation.

 

These photos are a departure from what I usually do. You're gonna see some weird-looking ones. And some out-of-focus ones. But I still feel like those photos captured the essence of the night. Let me know if I succeeded in my endeavor.

 

If you would like to use some of these photos, I don't mind at all. I only ask that you do not remove my watermark.

 

If you did not have an opportunity to make it to the event, I pray that these photos will serve as a suitable substitute. Click on the photos below to see the gallery. 

 

Did you go to this event? What did you think? How was your experience? LEAVE COMMENTS ON THIS BLOG! I would thoroughly appreciate it. 

 

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Comments

SiennaComm(non-registered)
Great Photos! I didn't attend but you definitely captured the feel and look of this event!
Sonny Joy-Hogg(non-registered)
I would like to thank you Silas, on be half of the Theta Iota Chapter for the amazing work you provided while documenting the night. You captured the atmosphere perfectly and were very helpful with anything we asked for. Great quality pictures to document one of the best nights at Virginia Tech this year.
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