For those who don’t know, The Magic City Classic or what many call “The Classic”–is probably one of THE biggest events that comes to the city of Birmingham (AL). Birmingham has been the hosting city for decades! Alabama State University Hornets vs. Alabama A&M University Bulldogs battle it out not only on the football field, but also with the bands! It’s tradition. It’s culture! Oh, and the dancers go just as hard! Robin Thicke’s new music video, Give It 2 U, features The Alabama State Stingettes–which was first premiered on MTV’s Video Music Awards. What’s also exciting…Ice Cube will be the Grand Marshall of the Magic City Classic Parade and game Halftime show Celebrity Ambassador. There will also be a post-game concert by Morris Day and The Time! “I got a brand new dance it’s called, The Bird!” I know you remember that! You can see the full schedule of events here.
There is a lot of family history with Alabama State. My Mom as well as some of my HB’s family are graduates of ASU. Classic Weekend is such a fun time of year where I see a lot of my family, catch up with old friends, attend different events, tailgate, eat great food, and just have a great time! It’s also the one time of year where I truly indulge in a few of my favorites. For example–you cannot go near Legion Field and not get a polish sausage–especially a Chicago-style polish sausage from TRAVIS food truck or his famous “Bear Burger”!
Okay, before you say anything–I DID NOT eat this! This is actually the Grizzly Bear Burger! It’s 5lbs of ground goodness, polish sausage, onions, peppers, cheese and secret sauce. It truly deserves to be on The Travel Channel’s Hamburger Paradise! Crazy!
I’m so looking forward to every minute of it! Do you participate in Magic City Classic Weekend? If so, what’s your favorite part of the festivities?
Check out Robin Thicke’s New Video featuring the ASU Stingettes! Warning: video does contain explicit content.