Memphis' Evvie McKinney, inaugural winner of Fox's "The Four" performs at Tiger Lane during the "Tom Joyner Morning Show"

I love photography in general and specifically the opportunity it affords me to interact with people. Each year, the Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx yields tons of images.

In that sense, the 29th annual classic followed tradition.

And while the game itself was delayed and ultimately canceled because of the ongoing threat of lightning, Classic Weekend already had delivered memorable moments galore before the cancellation.

Here are some of the hundreds of shots I captured while on the lookout for The New Tri-State Defender. Enjoy!