Capital Slam Recap – October #1

Gavin

Another month has rolled through which means another time for CapSlam to shine!

With the Merc out of commission we were at Maxwell’s again and despite some technical problems with the mic, the poets were ready to spit fire and take names!

We started with a couple of regulars on the open mic – Obnoxious spit a couple of shorter poems and Crystal gave us art inspired by… nature. Well, the green, anyway…

From the green to the red as Sarah Ruszala, director of the Ottawa Youth Poetry Slam, provided the sacrificial blood… and a linguistics lesson! 8.5 TEN 9.0 TEN 28.5 – 28.5

Then it was time for host Brad Morden to dip into the magic hat and call up…. second time slammer, Shawn K! 9.5 9.0 8.6 TEN 8.2 – 28.1

The next poet up was one of CapSlam’s reps at CFSW this year, and the 2014 Champ, Gavin Russell! 9.2 TEN 9.3 9.9 TEN – 29.2

Th either CFSW rep in the slam was called up next! Rusty Priske! 8.5 8.7 9.5 7.2 8.5 (ouch…) – 25.7

Next was a voice known to CapSlam audiences, though it was his season debut – Shaun Sullivan! 9.6 9.4 9.8 9.2 TEN – 28.8

A newcomer to slam… Trouble Man was next! 9.0 7.6 9.0 9.4 8.5 – 26.5

One of the Urban Legends reps for CFSW… DMP was next to the stage! TEN 8.6 9.7 9.6 9.0 – 28.3

We wrapped up the first round with someone better known for his open mic singing, and instead brought us some historical poetry! 8.5 8.0 8.5 7.0 8.0 – 24.5

Then it was time for CFSW Champ and all around super cat from the T-Dot… Philosofly!

AMAZING set! Great fun, great wisdom, great rhymes! If you get a chance, listen to Philosofly!

Then came round2! Would Gavin’s lead hold? Could Sully or DMP catch him?

First out of the gate was… DMP! 9.5 9.2 8.9 8.0 9.3 – 27.4

Next was Mayhem! 8.2 8.0 8.4 7.2 7.5 – 23.7

Shawn K in his first second round visit! 9.8 9.1 8.0 9.4 9.0 – 27.5

Shaun after Shawn as Shaun Sullivan was next! 9.6 9.0 9.8 8.9 9.5 – 28.1

Another rap from newcomer, Trouble Man! 9.1 8.1 8.8 7.5 8.0 – 24.9

The penultimate poet was none other than Rusty Priske! 9.9 9.4 9.6 9.4 8.5 – 28.4

Finally… Gavin Russell. Yeah. TEN TEN 9.4 TEN TEN – THIRTY

Results

1. Gavin Russell – 59.2
2. Shaun Sullivan – 56.9
3. DMP – 55.7
4. Shawn K – 55.6
5. Rusty Priske – 54.1
6. Trouble Man – 51.4
7. Mayhem – 48.2

Next up, Oct. 18th CapSlam is back with feature… Dia Davina!

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