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04/09/2013

The Great Crush of 42

Michael’s had a lot of crushes in his life. In fact, he’s had so many that he likens having a crush on someone to having a cold. It makes sense really, to liken a crush to an infectious germ invasion that high-jacks your body and your ability to think clearly.

Michael was a first-time Slam attendee, but that didn’t stop him from putting his name in the bucket for a chance to get up on stage and tell a story on the night’s theme, “Crush.” Michael’s story was a heart-felt tribute to his crush of 42 years who faithfully cheered him on from the bar amidst the packed crowd at World Cafe Live. He told about how over the years, despite regrets, hard times, and two marriages, what he can only describe as “good omens” have kept pointing him back to his true love.

Michael won in a tie break against frequent FPA storyteller, Marjorie. Click here to watch them vie in a story-off on the theme “Mistake.”


Winning Storyteller, Michael – First Person Arts StorySlam – “Crush”


Congratulations Michael! Congrats also to Audience Favorite Storyteller, Katie. Katie’s story told of the time she pretended to be a hard-core camper to impress the hot group leader on her community service trip. But with one simple mix up about sanitation procedures her crush might be no longer be a happy camper. Click here to watch Katie’s Audience Favorite story.

Join us for the next and FINAL Slam of the season:
Tuesday, April 23
Theme: Geek Out
Location: L’Etage (6th and Bainbridge Streets)
Time: Doors at 7:30PM, Slam starts at 8:30PM
Want to skip the line and guarantee a seat in the front 2 rows? BUY your VIP tix today!

-Becca Jennings

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