On Wednesday, April 6, MTV2’s Wild ‘N Out came to Missouri Western and it got crazy.
Nick Cannon and his crew performed different comedy acts and entertained the crowd with stories, jokes and lots of trash talk.
With only 700 tickets available, students were lined up outside of Looney well before the doors opened at 6:30 p.m.
It was a joint effort of WAC, the CSI and the CME, and tons of prep work went into putting this event on at Western. They had to find a large enough space on campus to accommodate the group and the expected number of attendees. Once they secured Looney, it went on to reserving the appropriate equipment and rooms. With the help of campus police and St. Joe PD, the event went off without a hitch.
President of WAC Ashley Filipelli and Assistant Dean of Student Development Isaiah Collier played a big role in landing the group for the event.
“We [WAC] first talked about the idea of bringing the show onto campus in the middle of fall semester,” Filipelli said. “[Isaiah] Collier brought it to one of my e-board meetings and we all wanted to try and make it happen. We all knew and loved the show and thought that the students and community would feel the same.”
When it came time for the event to happen, the anticipation on campus was electric. Cannon and his crew, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, Conceited, Hitman Holla, Matt Rife and Rip Michaels, made their grand entrance that morning at Potter Hall. Their bus parked outside of Looney was a common place for photo ops from fans and students. The line outside of Looney quickly started growing hours before the doors even opened.
The arena was packed quickly and the show started. With everything from quick jokes to funny stories and even a rap battle featuring some of Western’s own students, the crowd was very entertained.
“[Nick] Cannon and the crew, as well as the production people, were great to work with,” Filipelli said. “They were all just normal people trying to put on a show just like we were. We all were flexible and willing to listen and work with each other…They were willing to take a bunch of pictures and signed many posters for us. They loved being here and seeing fans just as much as we loved them being here.”
Sophomore Amy Insco won VIP passes to the event. Insco enjoyed the special access.
“It was really great to enjoy the show from up close,” Insco said. “Getting to do the meet and greet was really cool. We got to meet the crew first, and we had a chance to sit and talk with them. I ended up telling Chico about my Stats II test the next day and he told me good luck…I thought everyone was really nice about hanging out with all of the fans and taking so many pictures. I’m so happy and thankful I got the opportunity.”
There were roughly 700 people in attendance, according to Filipelli. Everyone from students to community members, and even some faculty showed up for the event.
“I loved the experience and I would say was one of my greatest experiences as WAC President so far,” Filipelli said.
If you missed the event, don’t worry. You can catch Wild ‘N Out on MTV2.