Mary Mary rocks Corbett

“font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; line-height: 14px;”>After all the

chaos of students running around trying to get tickets for the

gospel show after it being sold out, Aggies were finally able to

enjoy the show Monday evening. The gospel concert, which had been

moved from Harrison Auditorium to the Corbett Sports Center due to

the high demand in tickets, was a success.

After all the chaos of students running around trying to get tickets for the gospel show after it being sold out, Aggies were finally able to enjoy the show Monday evening. The gospel concert, which had been moved from Harrison Auditorium to the Corbett Sports Center due to the high demand in tickets, was a success.

WNAA’s Chip Rice hosted the event. As the crowd entered and took their seats, the gym filled with people of all ages who were ready to have a good time and praise.  A&T’s own Fellowship Gospel Choir took the stage and aligned the outskirts of the gymnasium floor to put on a show. They sang popular gospel songs like, “Bless His Name” and “Take Me Back.”  After they performed just a few songs, the energy in the gymnasium could not be explained. The crowd was dancing, shouting and catching the Holy Spirit along with the gospel choir. The choir showed why they are award winning.

During intermission the crowd remained enticed as the host told church jokes and the Aggie school announcer got on stage to show his extreme whistling skills.

The wait went longer expected with technical difficulties occurring right before the main attraction Mary, Mary was supposed to walk on stage. People started getting restless, but the gospel choir was there to save the day with randomly singing their GHOE song. This surprised the crowd, and reminded everyone that the show wasn’t over. 

After the wait had finally ended Erica and Tina, better known as Mary, Mary, walked on stage and nothing but screams and loud singing could be heard. Erica, the older sister, described Tina as, “meticulous, off the chain, and sincere.” Tina described her older sister as “sweet and sarcastic.” Both showed these characteristics while on stage. Tina ran around Corbett shoeless singing to fans, while Erica made little jokes about her crazy, easygoing behavior.

They opened the show with “In the Morning” and performed a medley mixing old classics and new songs from their new album ‘The Sound.”

There were many surprises during the show. Erica announced she is five months pregnant. They also openly talked to the crowd and even invited Ebony Little from the gospel choir to sing on stage with them. Another highlight of the night was a young girl stealing the shine from the sisters and singing one of her favorite gospel songs.

The show was a major success and when speaking to Tina and Erica after the show they loved how welcomed they were from the university. When asked how their experience was at Aggieland the sisters stated, “Our experience has been amazing! From the time we came through the door the energy was through the roof, from the first song to the last it was fantastic!” A&T has been trying to get the duo to come for a while and after Monday’s show, the sisters want to come back.

 “We’ve been here before, a long time ago, but after tonight’s show we definitely want to come back,” said Erica.

 

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  • Ashley Vaughn, Scene Editor