CapSlam ReCap Sept#2!!

Nate

From Montreal to Ottawa
Where have all the good people gone?

To Capital Slam, of course!

It was the second CapSlam of the season and once again, Ottawa was the site of a poetic invasion as three MORE Montreal poets hit Maxwell’s to share their poetic prowess with the appreciative Ottawa crowd!

DJ PrufRock was back in the house and the ORIGINAL CapSlam Champ, John Akpata was handling hosting duties!

First we had the open mic and we started with an astrological journey with Crystal (better known to CapSlam fans as Angel Heart).

Next was also tonight’s door volunteer, Loose Change!

We then heard some metallic stylings from Mayhem!

Lastly we had a visitor from Toronto (who first hit the stage right there at CapSlam some time ago), Monica!

The audience was primed… the judges were in place… but first we needed a poet to calibrate the judges, and who better than a member of the 2014 CapSlam team… Artemysia! 8.5 9.0 9.0 9.3 9.6 – 27.3

Then came the magic slam hat and the first name out was a former London Poetry Slammer just moved to O-Town… Shawn K! 7.8 8.4 8.9 9.6 8.6 – 25.9

From a new face to a well established one… Sir Realist was next! 9.6 TEN 9.2 9.8 9.7 – 29.1!

The first of the visiting Montreal poets… A Block of Cheese was next out of the hat! 8.6 8.0 9.3 9.3 8.9 – 26.8

Next was Urban Legend, DMP! 9.8 9.5 9.8 TEN 9.3 – 29.1!

CauseMo has been away from our stage for far to long! It took a Sean O’G feature to bring her back! 8.0 9.3 9.0 9.5 9.1… and she went 3:39 for a 1.5 penalty. 25.9

Another Urban Legend, D-Zaster was next! 8.4 9.9 9.1 9.2 8.5 – 26.8

Visting Montreal Poetic Nobility, Lady Katalyst was next to the mic! 9.2 8.4 TEN 9.7 8.9 – 27.8

Next was Obnoxious… 8.9 9.5 7.5 9.7 6.5 and a .5 penalty for going 3:19 – 25.4

The third of the MTL trio was Rabbit Richards! 9.7 9.4 TEN 9.7 8.8 – 28.8!

Huxley was back in the house! 9.2 8.5 9.9 9.8 8.0 – 27.5

The final slammer of the first round was Playto! 8.4 9.0 8.8 9.5 7.4 – 26.2

Then we got the return to CapSlam of all-around poetic powerhouse, Sean O’Gorman! With his new book in tow, O’G told us stories of working in Korea in between his heavy-weight poems of love and heartbreak.

A year is too long to have you back in Ottawa, Sean!

Then it was time for round two! Only the top five poets from the first round came back for another go-round and the first out of the hat was… Huxley!

He gave a wonderful tribute to Zaccheus Jackson but with his intro (and a hat tip to O’G), he went WAAAAY over time and picked up a 4.5 point penalty. 9.8 9.9 TEN TEN 8.9 – 25.2

Rabbit Richards! TEN 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.0 – 29.4!!

Lady Katalyst! 9.8 9.0 9.8 TEN TEN! 29.6!

Sir Realist! 9.6 9.8 TEN TEN TEN! 29.8!!

DMP! 9.8 9.9 TEN TEN 9.5 – 29.7!

Final results…

1. Sir Realist – 58.9
2. DMP – 58.8
3. Rabbit Richards – 58.2
4. Lady Katalyst – 57.4
5. Huxley – 52.7
6T. A Block of Cheese – 26.8
6T. D-Zaster – 26.8
8. Playto – 26.2
9T. Shawn K – 25.9
9T. CauseMo – 25.9
11. Obnoxious – 25.4

Upcoming shows (and a meeting)…

Sept. 25th – a CPC Family Meeting. Ottawa Technical High School! 7pm!

Sept. 27th – members of the CapSlam team and UL team are slamming in Cornwall!

Sept. 28th – Last Chance Fundraiser for CapSlam! Pressed – 7pm

Sept. 30th – Words to Live By feat Freedom Writer!

Oct. 2nd – When Frenemies Collide! CapSlam VS UL!!

Oct. 4th – CapSlam feat. Philosofly!

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