IUP’s campus played host Thursday night to the Pennsylvania-born rapper Mac Miller as part of the 2016 IUP Homecoming festivities.
Miller kicked off the annual weekend full of events that include the homecoming parade Saturday, which will feature various students and organizations, the football game Saturday against rival Slippery Rock University and, to the Indiana townies’ delight, thousands of college kids from all around the state coming together in Indiana, ready to party for a whole weekend.
Indiana is embracing Miller’s arrival in historic fashion. Local beer distributors such as Beers‘R’Us and Bath and Brew Works will both be running specials this weekend in honor of Mac Miller’s performance.
“Two for the price of one 30-rack of Miller Lite’s is the homecoming special this year,” said Tracy Busch, chief advertising analyst of Beers’R’Us.
The beer distributors aren’t the only businesses within Indiana that have embraced Miller’s arrival. Cubbie’s Club will be running a special of $10 all-you-can-drink Miller Lite, and The Shamrock is offering 64 Miller Lite pitchers for just $3.
Blanketz is getting involved in the action this year, hosting a giveaway for a six-pack of Miller High Life to the first person who receives a public intoxication charge from within the store.
Miller will be giving back to the IUP campus and student body, as well. After talks with Miller’s agent, John Smith, it is clear that Miller will, in fact, “be staying around campus Thursday night to participate in “thirsty Thursday,” possibly making a cameo at some local fraternities.”
With no one really sure what social engagements the rapper will be attending, every frat on
campus is vying for Miller’s attention.
Police have stated that they have been tipped off about a possible “Party on Fifth Ave.”