CapSlamReCap!

It was the first slam back after CFSW and we did it up right! Tanya Evanson was in the house! V was hosting! DJ RPM was providing the ambiance! 12 poets were ready to throw down!

But first, the open mic… We started with Billie the Kid doing a couple of short poems, including one inspired by Naked Lunch! Then came Mayhem trying out stand-up. Then came a newcomer to the scene, Yo 1 shared some poetry. Finally, after a too long absence, Loh El gave us some of his new writings!

Then it was time for the slam!

We always need to kick-off with some sacrificial blood and tonight we got it from visiting youth poet, Blaze! 9.0 7.5 8.0 9.4 7.8 – 24.8 – Quite an array of scores! Would the judges remain that scattered or would there be an adjustment?

First out of the hat was P-Rime. He took the bullet and fired it back! 8.0 9.0 7.9 9.0 8.3 – 25.3

Next we had CapSlam team member G.A.V. – Gavin Russell! 8.0 9.0 9.5 9.6 8.7 – 27.2

Third out of the magic hat was OYPS Slam Master, ArRay-of-WoRds! Ray started a poem, changed his mind, and finished a different one. The crowd got their money’s worth and Ray got a 4.5 time penalty. 7.0 8.9 8.7 8.0 7.9 – 20.1

Next was Kay’la Fraser, making her season debut! 8.5 9.2 9.8 9.6 8.6 – 27.4

She was followed by CPC Director, Brad Morden! 8.5 9.4 9.0 9.2 8.9 – 27.1

Next was our scorekeeper, Playto! 8.0 9.0 8.0 7.8 8.0 – 24.0

Another season debut… Dovi was next! Wicked rhythm but I think the judges didn’t quite get what he was doing. 8.0 7.5 8.2 7.6 7.7 – 22.8

There is no school like the old school, slamming for the first time in at least a few years, Kevin Matthews stepped to the mic! 8.0 8.5 8.3 9.5 9.3 – 26.1

Brainstorm told a story about Home Ec. 7.5 7.5 8.0 7.9 8.8 – 23.4

New regular, Marz was next! 8.0 8.9 9.3 9.4 8.3 – 26.5

The penultimate poet of the first round was visiting wordsmith, Erica Howes! 8.5 8.9 9.3 9.1 8.7 – 26.7

Loose Change gave us the most unique poem of the night as it involved a (very) short intro and then silence… John Cage does slam poetry. The judges were… mixed on it. 9.0 2.0 8.0 5.0 6.0 – 19.0

With that we were on to our feature performer… Tanya Evanson! She took as on a journey to find truth! And what I know to be true is that Tanya Evanson is an amazing poet!

When the second round came along, we had whittled the list down to the top5 poets from Round 1.

First up – Gavin Russell. 9.6 8.5 9.8 9.5 8.4 – 27.6 Highest score of the night so far! Would it propel him past Kay’la, the leader after Round 1?

But first, Brad Morden traded in sleep for poetry. 9.0 9.8 9.8 9.8 8.9 – 28.6! A new highest score… and a new leader!

März shared his thoughts next! 10 8.5 9.7 9.4 8.5 – 27.6 Two 8.5s and a TEN? Big ranges!

Once again the penultimate poet was Erica Howes! 9.0 8.9 9.2 9.2 9.5 – 27.4!

Lastly we had Kay’la Fraser! 10 10 9.8 9.8 8.9 (and a small penalty for going over) 29.1!

FINALS RESULTS!

1. Kay’la Fraser – 56.5
2. Brad Morden – 55.7
3. Gavin Russell – 54.8
4T. Marz – 54.1
4T. Erica Howes – 54.1
6. Kevin Matthews – 26.1
7. P-Rime – 25.3
8. Playto – 24.0
9. Brainstorm – 23.4
10. Dovi – 22.8
11. ArRay-of-WoRds – 20.1
12. Loose Change – 19.0

Next up…. a SPECIAL BONUS SLAM! We are slamming on November 30th!! Probably at the Mercury Lounge but they will have to be confirmed… but we will be SOMEWHERE!

In town… one night only… featuring at CapSlam… EL JONES!!!!

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