During the past year I mentioned to anyone who asked that this poetry slam was the perk of my 2011 28 day challenge. When I made the decision to do another 28 day 28 thing challenge I had to add another poetry slam to this years line up. It also appeared that timing was on my side and the same exact event was going on this year during the month of February. It was a perfect win/win situation.
The event was being held in the Soutwest and since I was venturing to the area I decided I had to stop by Good Stuff Eatery first.
I started off my evening with a delicious burger and fries that came out to about $11. I was won over by the burger that included bacon and two patties…. I decision that was great when I was ordering, but eating the whole thing was a slight challenge. And how can you say no to a place that has multiple mayo options?
from the online advertisement:
Join the Beltway Poetry Slam for this qualifying competition to see who will represent DC at the Women of the World Poetry Slam this March in Denver
4 rounds: 1, 2, 3, and 4-minute rounds.
And before each round they had someone not competing go up and perform a poem to give the judges (aka me) a feel for the new time limit.
I gave out my 7.9, 8, 8.2, 8.5, etc.... and I was still constantly being boo-ed. if this was a sporting event they would be happy with these scores, but here they seemed upset that I was giving out constant 9.5's.
And I came to the conclusion: poets are narcissist.
even with the boo's I did have a great time and I'm always impressed by anyones ability to stand in front of a crowd of complete strangers and pour their heart out.
it is something I know I could never do.
I'll go again...