CapSlamReCap Season Opener for 2013/2014!!!!

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September is here and while that may bring images of fading summer and increased responsibilities, around here is means CAPITAL SLAM IS BACK!

With the 2013 team gearing up for CFSW this November (in Montreal!), we start the process of naming the 2014 team! And team aside, a full season of amazing poetry!

DJ PrufRock was back spinning and the CPC Director Brad Morden was providing the hosting duties! Plus our uber-team of volunteers, Artemysia, Benoit, Panos and visiting poetry organizer, Alyssa Ginsburg!

We kicked off, as always, with an open mic. This time we started with a story told by new scene regular, Brain Storm! He was followed by OYPS alum, with a new stage name, Covered in Wednesday! Then we heard our first taste of replanted Torontonian, Rashmi! And we rounded the open mic portion off with our trusty volunteer co-odinator and poetry super-star, Kay’la Fraser!

Then it was time for the slam… but first… symbolic bloodletting! Another new scene regular, Golbon stepped up! 7.8 8.0 8.7 8.8 9.5 – 25.5

Then came the magic CapSlam hat… first out… Tailored Words! Taylor had some special guests int he audience and they didn’t have to wait long to hear her poetic chops! 7.5 8.0 8.2 8.4 8.5 – 24.6

Next out of the hat was 2013 Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam champ, Sarah Ruszala! Here is hoping she becomes a regular at CapSlam! 8.5 8.8 8.9 9.0 10 – 26.7

We don’t see Erica Howes dropping often at CapSlam, but when we do, it is a treat! 8.4 8.7 8.8 9.0 9.8 – 26.5

The Slam Master was next… Rusty Priske, bringing the heavy sad. 9.0 9.0 9.3 9.8 TEN – 28.1

Stepping out from behind the DJ booth, CPC Summer Slam unofficial champ, PrufRock was next! 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.9 – 27.6

ArRay-of-WoRds, while announcing his retirement (or at least hiatus) from Slamming, had one last CapSlam go ’round. 8.7 8.8 8.8 9.1 9.9 – 26.7

Michelle Duquette came to do the Open Mic… but it was full so slam she did! Yay for us! 7.5 8.0 8.1 8.5 8.8 – 24.6

Panos passed off the stopwatch and broke out the blackberry… and some wicked poetry! 8.4 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.2 – 26.5

Loose Change is back! We used to see him at every show, but he was here for the season opener! 7.8 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.7 – 25.6

Mayhem, bring the… well, you know. HORNS UP! 7.5 7.7 7.8 8.0 TEN – 23.5

How do you follow Mayhem, but with D-Zaster? 8.6 8.7 8.7 9.5 9.8 – 26.9

Aretemysia made her CapSlam debut! 8.7 8.8 8.9 9.7 TEN – 27.4

Then it was time for the feature, and oh, what a feature it was. From Bacne to Wookie Sex. From n emotional piece about the loss of a former loved one to an epic tale of Missing Linx… Cathy Petch brought spoken word to us in a way that no one else can. Super-star.

Due to a tie, the second round had SIX slammers! More poetry! Everyone wins!

First up in the second round, Sarah Ruszala! 9.0 9.2 9.5 9.7 TEN – 28.4… highest score of the night!

D-Zaster brought his flavour of rage back to the stage… 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.3 TEN – 27.3

PrufRock, rocking the poetry 100 proof… 8.7 8.9 9.2 9.5 9.8 – 27.6

ArRay-of-WoRds doing his good-bye lap… 8.5 8.5 8.9 TEN TEN (the only double TEN of the night) – 27.4

Rusty Priske went quiet again… 9.1 9.2 9.7 9.8 9.8 – 28.0

Artemysia finished off the night and a wonderful CapSlam debut! 8.5 8.6 9.0 9.5 9.8 – 27.1

So who was the first CapSlam champ of the 2013/2014 season? (Did the picture at the top of this post not tip you off?)

1. Rusty Priske – 56.1
2. PrufRock – 55.2
3. Sarah Ruszala – 55.1
4. Artemysia – 54.5
5. D-Zaster – 54.2
6. ArRay-of-WoRds – 54.1
7T. Erica Howes – 26.5
7T. Panos – 26.5
9. Loose Change – 25.6
10T. Tailored Words – 24.6
10T. Michelle Duquette – 24.6
12. Mayhem – 23.5

Next up for Capital Slam is September 21st where we have rock & roll poet, David O’Meara! See you there!

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