Howard Homecoming Hit An Early Stumble: 8 Injured Prior To Annual Yardfest Concert!

October 27, 2013  |  

Well, the students are enjoying the rest of their Sunday while dreading Monday morning classes and out of town alumni are heading home after what was surely a great weekend. But, the Howard Homecoming festivities took an early turn for the worst.

On Friday afternoon, during Howard University’s annual Yardfest mega-concert, police were called to the campus after reports of students jumping a fence to gain entry.

The yard was full of energy, as usual, as students waited for the concert to start.  But according to the Washington Post, the organizers of the event cut the music before the event was scheduled to start because people who weren’t allowed in got a bit testy and tried to rush the fence anyway.

The Yardfest concert has always been free, no matter who performs, but this year, the university decided they would charge $5 per person. Once their targeted number of persons allowed in had been reached, the fences were locked.

In total, the disturbance sent eight people to various hospitals, including two police officers, but thankfully, the injuries were all minor.

The Yardfest mega-concert proceeded around 4:30 pm with performances by Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Young Dro, and Mack Wilds.

Howard University has had some hiccups within this year alone, but it looks like after this most recent one, the homecoming festivities continued without a hitch.

Did any of you hit any of the Howard Homecoming events?

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