I went to my first ‘Mac Football Game!’ And by that I mean that I went to my first Mac Poetry Slam this past Friday!!!! (But actually- the athlete housing got replaced by a veggie co-op.) It was AWESOME. Some of the best things I love about poetry and stories and public speaking COMBINED! I was so inspired and energized by the performances (and the audience interactions with the performers were moving and awesome and the booing/yaying with the host and handful of randomly chosen scorers in the audience– highly entertaining). Some were quiet, tingly-warm pieces, some made me tense up and furrow my eyebrows, some made me laugh and nudge a neighbor, some elicited snaps (supa classy), and some rendered me completely silent, holding my breath. And the ambiance? We were all packed in a dark room in the basement of a dorm (classy?) with white and red-tinged spotlights on the mic. Slammin’ ahhhwesomeness.
Here’s a video of one of the performances (just different time and location):
I’ll keep an eye out for videos of some of my other favorite pieces and performers.
Alrighties, time for sleep-
Niiiii- good morning?
Much love & peace,