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02/15/2012

Valentine “Ex”posé

First Person Arts “slammed” Valentine's Day at last night’s second annual anti-Valentine's Day StorySlam. Back for the second year by popular demand, the Slam drew a packed house at World Café Live. Couples and single folk alike came out to enjoy a night of tales inspired by love, lust, and romance lost. The theme was “The Ex-Files.”

Ten audience storytellers introduced us to an impressive cast of exes including “Hand Job Bob” and the boyfriend with the bedside pee-bucket.

Our winning story starred not one — but three exes who all had one thing in common: a bedroom. There comes a point in every relationship where things become humdrum, old hat, even routine. It can be tough to keep things fresh. Experience dating déjà vu with last night’s Winning Storyteller, Anissa in the video of her winning performance below. how to get your ex back2/15/and-now-this-week%E2%80%99s-first-person-arts-storyslam-winner-i-was-like-bill-murray/”>Click here to see what our friends at Philebrity had to say about Anissa's story.

Andrew’s ex-girlfriend loved animals…but had a terrible habit of hitting them with her car. Hit the road with Andrew and watch his Audience Favorite story below. Be careful – Don’t end up road kill!

Congratulations Anissa and Andrew! Special thanks to all of our Valentines who came out to celebrate with us. Stay tuned for more videos from all of our “ex”ceptional storytellers coming soon to our YouTube channel.

Mark your calendars. The next StorySlam is Tuesday, February 28th at L’Etage (6th and Bainbridge Sts.) The theme is “Social Network.” 21+, $4 well drink specials.


Winning Storyteller, Anissa, 2012 “The Ex-Files” StorySlam


Audience Favorite, Andrew, 2012 “The Ex-Files” StorySlam

-Becca Jennings

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