Burlington @ CFSW 2010
Hey there poetry fans!
I know it’s been a while since we’ve sent out an update. But that doesn’t mean things haven’t been happening. The Burlington Slam Project 2010 team has been out there hussling. They’ve done shows at Guelph, Burlington, and then a last minute send-off before going after the holy grail of Canadian slam poetry: Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.
I thought I would bring you up-to-speed on what I know so far:
The team was in the 2nd bout of the festival against teams from Edmonton, Toronto’s Up From The Roots, and the Wild Card team. Judging from the final scores, it was a fairly tight round with just 3.9 points seperating 1st place from 4th. Here’s how we did:
- Edmonton (114.7)
- Wild Card (112.7)
- Burlington (111.1)
- Up From The Roots (110.8)
Even though we placed 3rd in the bout we were 11th in overall standings after Wednesday. A VERY solid performance for BSP’s first showing at CFSW. Each team member having previous CFSW experience, I’m they are thirsty for a win rather than just ‘placing well’.
That being said, Burlington’s final bout of the prelims (#6) was against some strong competition: Winipeg, Halifax, and Capital Slam. I don’t know the actual scores and/or placements (yet). But they must have done well to finish in 5th place overall! So we moved up in the rankings AND made it to the semi-finals (top 8).
The semi-finals start @ 7 pm tonight at the Ottawa Technical HS Auditorium (440 Albert St). Get there if you can. But if you’re like me then send out a prayer, positive vibes, cross your fingers, or whatever!
U Down With BSP? Yeah U Know Me!