Excitement for Wiz gets higher as Nest Fest gets closer
Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 22:04
In previous years, FGCU has had the pleasure of bringing artists like LMFAO, Busta Rhymes, Far East Movement and many others to perform at Nest Fest and Eaglepalooza.
As with all of the big concert events in the past, students are anxiously awaiting Wiz Khalifa’s performance at Nest Fest this Friday.
Many have started planning all the details, from their pre-game parties down to their outfits.
Before every big event, especially a Wiz Khalifa concert, college students tend to pre-game.
Pre-gaming usually takes places a couple of hours before an event. Friends will gather, talk about how excited they are for the concert or event and have a couple drinks.
But where will students be pre-gaming this year before Nest Fest? Here’s what FGCU students had to say:
“It’s my friends birthday that night,” said Stefanie Beauchamp, a junior majoring in athletic training. “We’re just coming to my place to pre-game with a bunch of friends and celebrate her birthday with some drinks and obnoxious celebrating,” she added.
“I will probably pre-game somewhere in San Carlos Park, most likely party hop,” said Matt Borgia, sophomore majoring in sports management.
“Most likely, I will be raging in Coastal,” said Kyle Ostroff, senior majoring in sports management.
“Biebs Baby, Happy hour at Club Apple is where it’s at,” said Brad Montgomery, a senior majoring in business managementww.
No matter where the pre-gaming party is, there will be college kids getting wild.
Wiz Khalifa’s style usually consists of a fitted or snapback hat. Khalifa has been known to rock fitted hats with the Obey label, a brand of mix progressive design and classic street style.
For his shirt apparel, Khalifa wears sports jumpers, sweatshirts or hoodies, along with camouflage jackets accompanied by his Pittsburgh chain or a tank top to show off his tattoos. Khalifa will usually wear fitted dark denim jeans or camouflage shorts. For shoes, he will likely be spotted with Converse on his feet. Here’s what students will be wearing for Nest Fest attire:
“Wiz is the man; I think the world of him,” Montgomery said. “I can only assume that great of a person must be the offspring of Jimmy Hendrix and Mother Teresa.”
“I will most likely be wearing jeans, probably a plaid shirt and definitely Chuck Taylors,” Borgia said.
“I’ll be wearing a Taylor Gang or Die shirt probably…and maybe some shades,” Ostroff said.
“Calvin Klein black briefs, Polo socks, Taylor Gang Shirt, Converse Shoes for me,” Montgomery said.
Girls trying to get that Wiz Khalifa look will usually rock out in bright colored tops accompanied by Ran Ban-style colored sunglasses along with folded headbands. Skinny jeans of any color will do the trick along with Converse’s Chuck Taylors on their feet.
“Honeys be wearing all sorts of things, boots and fur is attractive,” Montgomery said.
“I’m pretty much just going to stick with something cute and comfortable,” Beauchamp said. “Jeans and a cute shirt will work fine for me. Wiz can keep his style to himself. I would get exhausted even attempting to dress like him,” she added.
“I don’t know what I am wearing yet,” said Arantza Calligari, a junior majoring in communication. “Something that makes me look like a boss,” Calliagari added.
Just because the music stops flowing and the lights turn on doesn’t mean the party stops as well. The fans continue on through the night by simply moving the party elsewhere.
“I’m pretty much just going to wing it for after the concert and see what everyone wants to do. I’m sure we will continue the celebrations somewhere,” Beauchamp said.
“I’ll do whatever I hear everyone else is doing. I definitely won’t be quitting when the music does,” Ostroff said.
“I’m going to a party off 5th Ave. Holla if you’re trying to go,” Montgomery said.
With every drink consumed, one must remember that safety precautions should always be taken.
“We always have a DD, especially for Germain, because we can all continue to drink there,” Beauchamp said. “So we usually have one person drive there that doesn’t drink before and then either call a cab or have someone who gets off work and doesn’t go to the concert pick us up. Taxis are really cheap; we use them all the time. I’m not about to get a DUI and deal with that,” she added.