Our Double Up Slam truly lived up to it’s potential!
Filled with high energy and comedic moments by our dynamic host (me), this slam was one for the books! Houston VIP slam continues to live up to it’s potential as a place where anyone can grace the stage with whatever is on their hearts.
Each poet carried their words with such responsibility. Every performance whether it be “If Cars Could Talk” by Christopher Diaz, or Jeremy Eugene’s “Captain America is America” poem, served as a unique perspective of how we viewed ourselves, our community, and the state of it all. Outstanding performances of the slam also included The Fluent One’s “Hello World”, R.J. Wright’s “Lessons to my Son” and Rayla Crawford’s “I Haven’t Forgotten”. All of the performances of the night captivated the audience. The stories shared tonight were carried with a sense of urgency and we at Houston VIP are honored to have facilitated a space for last night.
Our feature for the Double Up Slam was the nationally renowned Natasha Hooper, and fittingly so! Natasha’s dynamic set provided an amazing variety of poems that were out of this world! Providing the right amount of relief between the rounds, Natasha had no intention of letting the energy dwindle. Her set challenged the audience to become more aware of of the issues that haven’t been solved, the conversations that need to be had, as well as the ones she doesn’t care to entertain (LOL). Truly an outstanding writer and performer, we are glad to have had Natasha visit Houston VIP. She is always welcome here! We wish her good luck and safe travels on her future endeavors.
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We have tabulated the points all throughout the season and the list is set for our 2017 Houston VIP Grand Slam! These poets will compete for a spot on the Houston VIP Slam team! With the fire that came tonight, the Grand Slam is guaranteed to be EPIC!! Hope to see you there!!!