CPC SUMMER SLAM!!

DMP

With the Finals behind us and the team finding their feet, let’s get back to SLAMMING!

The CPC Summer Slam is an opportunity to share slam goodness in an even more casual environment, with members of the CapSlam ten providing the feature entertainment!

Today we had the incomparable BILLIE THE KID!

Jenica was working the door, Dustin was keeping score and Rusty was doing… well, everything else. HOST / DJ / JUDGE FINDER / OPEN MIC / SAC POET / ETC / ETC

He started with Open Micing a poem chosen and random from one of his books and then debuted a new poem as the sac poet. 8.3 8.1 7.8 7.7 7.8 = 23.7

Wow. Tough judges. They stayed like that right the way through, though. Very fair.

We had four poets throwing down for the first CPC Summer Slam of 2015 and the first name out of hat what was…

DMP! 8.7 8.9 8.4 8.1 8.0 – 25.2

Doing double-duty as scorekeeper and slammer… D-Zaster was next! 8.5 8.6 7.8 7.6 7.4 – 23.9

Next up was Nazca – who completely freestyled her poem! Unfortunately, she also ‘freestyles’ the time limit and went 5:01 for a SIX point time penalty. 7.0 6.0 7.5 6.0 6.8 – 13.8

We wrapped up the round with Sarah Ruszala taking the stage! 9.1 9.0 8.3 8.1 7.3 – 25.4

At Capital Slam we follow the first round with a break, but at the CPC Summer Slam we follow it with…. THE LIGHTNING ROUND! All four poets came back with one minute poems!

First up again was DMP! 7.8 9.1 7.6 8.4 8.6 – 24.8

Next was Sarah Ruszala! 8.4 8.8 7.8 7.1 7.5 – 23.7

D-Zaster! 7.0 7.5 7.5 5.9 6.8 – 21.3

Nazca! 8.5 9.0 7.6 8.8 8.6 (1:24 for a 1 point penalty) – 24.9

Only then did we have a break and then we came back for a feature set by 2015 CapSlam team member, Billie the Kid! This was Billie’s first ever solo feature but you wouldn’t know it by the quality of her poetry!

Then we wrapped things up with one more round!

D-Zaster was first up! 7.4 8.0 8.2 7.2 7.9 – 23.3

Sarah Ruszala! 8.5 8.0 8.5 7.5 8.2… but Sarah followed Nazca’s example to do a (kind of) freestyle and also her example by going way over time. She went 4:15 for a 3.5 penalty. 21.2

Nazca! 8.7 8.2 8.2 7.4 8.1 – 24.5

DMP! 9.2 9.1 8.8 9.0 8.5 – 26.9!

And DMP was named the first CPC Summer Slam winner of 2015!

1. DMP – 76.9

2. Sarah Ruszala – 70.3

3. D-Zaster – 68.5

4. Nazca – 63.2 (She could have had second without the time penalties…)

Next up is the Capital Poetry Collective AGM on Monday at 7pm at the Fox & Feather.

The next CPC Summer Slam in on June 20th at the Mercury Lounge and features tonight’s winner… DMP!

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2 thoughts on “CPC SUMMER SLAM!!

  1. Lisa Querido says:

    What time does the June 20th event at Mercury lunge start?

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