CPC Summer, Summer, Summer Slam Recap!

Summer, summer, summertime
Time to kick back and slam

Here it is the poem slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
Of all that wackness that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it’s cool to spit
But what about the lines that soothes that moves your mind
Give me a soft subtle point
And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
And think of the summer slams of the past
Adjust the mic and let the fire blast
Pop up your fist and let me Raise your mind
And put your ear in gear and stand up cause it’s the summer slam

Four of the 2014 CapSlam team were in the house, we had a full list of super-spitters, and a super-awesome feature!

Jenica, Ben and Panos had done their duties and gotten everybody straightened away. Rusty was providing the ambience. Artemysia was hosting the whirlwind… starting with the open mic!

The open mic started with the glam rock stylings of Mayhem! We then got more singing by newcomer, Kris! Switching to poetry, we heard from Obnoxious! The open mic was rounded off by Rusty Priske, debuting his new book! (‘This is Day One’, available wherever Rusty is…)

The open mic was fun but it was time for some BLOOD!

Spilling that sacrificial nectar was none other than… Playto! 7.5 8.6 8.2 9.0 8.7 – 25.5

Nine names were in the hat.

Nine poets were hoping their name would not be the first OUT of the hat.

One poet would have to take the plunge first at it was…

DMP! 8.7 9.4 9.8 9.1 8.7 – 27.2

Next was the ever enigmatic (yet always engaging) Loose Change! 7.7 7.7 8.0 7.9 8.0 – 23.6

Third up was CapSlam team member (the third of four to take the stage this night), Avonlea! 9.8 9.8 9.0 9.7 9.8 – 29.3!! HOLY CRAP! HUGE!

Next was the returning (and soon to be leaving) Billie the Kid! 8.5 9.8 8.9 9.0 8.7 – 26.4

The midway point of the round was filled by Huxley! 9.2 8.9 8.8 8.2 9.0 – 26.7

Next, hailing from Parts Unknown… D-Zaster! 8.8 8.5 8.6 8.9 8.7 – 26.1

Next, hailing from some nameless suburb past the green belt… Sarah Ruszala! 8.6 8.7 9.1 9.0 9.8 – 26.8

Hailing from Someplace strange… Nina Strange! 8.8 8.7 8.9 9.6 9.7 – 27.3

We finished off the first round with a shout-out by Kay Kassirer! 9.0 9.0 8.9 9.3 9.8 – 27.3

We then moved straight into THE LIGHTNING ROUND! ONE MINUTE POEMS! OMG! WTF! BBQ!

Six poets came back for round 2… or at least, that was what was supposed to happen.

Sarah Ruszala! 9.2 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.7 – 26.5 – 53.3

DMP! 8.3 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.9 – 25.1 – 52.3

Avonlea! 9.0 9.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 – 26.4 – 55.7

Huxley! 9.2 8.5 9.0 9.5 8.8 – 27.0 – 53.7

Kay Kassirer! 9.0 9.7 9.6 9.0 8.6 – 27.6 – 54.9

Loose Change! (um… wait a minute… he wasn’t in the top 6. Yeah. A mistake was made. Oh well. Extra poem. In Spanish and everything.) 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.3 – 25.6 – 49.2

Nina Strange! 8.8 8.9 8.7 8.5 9.6 – 26.4 – 53.7

After a short break, we then feasted our ears on the poetic stylings of Candice Bruchhaeuser! Great feature! Including a poem NEVER BEFORE PERFORMED! (Bet you wish you were there!)

We had decided that due to some extra time, five poets were going on to the final round instead of three. Why not give the crowd more poetry!

Huxley! 9.0 8.9 9.2 8.3 8.7 – 26.6 – 80.3

Avonlea! 8.8 8.9 9.6 9.6 8.7 – 27.3 – 83.0

Nina Strange! 8.9 9.2 8.3 8.4 9.2 – 26.5 – 80.2

Sarah Ruszala! 9.0 8.8 9.4 9.1 9.4 – 27.5 – 80.8

Kay Kassirer! 9.7 9.6 8.9 9.2 8.9 – 27.7 – 82.6

FINAL RESULTS!

1. Avonlea – 83.0
2. Kay Kassirer – 82.6
3. Sarah Ruszala – 80.8
4. Huxley – 80.3
5. Nina Strange – 80.2
6. DMP – 52.3
7. Billie the Kid – 26.4
8. D-Zaster – 26.1
9. Loose Change – 23.6 (49.2)

Next up is YOUTHCANSLAM 2014!

After that, come back in THREE WEEKS on August 23rd for the FINAL CPC Summer Slam of the year, featuring 2014 CapSlam Champ, GAVIN RUSSELL!

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