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Aug. 10th, 2003

02:40 pm - Stacyann rocks.

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So the Rumor's of Staceyann Chin's temper were COMPLETELY unfounded. She was AWESOME. She was kind. She was pleasant to work with. Her performance was an intense rollercoaster of emotion that really shook people up (in a good way). I've never seen anything like it.

But the people that told me she might just refuse to perform or that she'd break things or that she'd be rude to her audience were all completely wrong.

I think she must have been having a particularly bad week when she performed at Allen Hall.

Staceyann's performance was very unrehearsed, with a few false starts, and some fumbling through papers looking for things to read, and a few sudden endings as she realized she'd misread something and just gave up. I actually think it was really cool that a Broadway and HBO star who tours internationally and performs in front of crowds of thousands could be so unpolished. And when she hit it she REALLY hit it. DAMN.

We hit our capacity of 49 people. We gave free popsicles to everyone in the crowd and everyone was quite happy. Doria rocked everyone's world once again. Zowie.

So please, stop that rumor train from a rollin'. Staceyann Chin is not a liability to book. At least she didn't seem like it on this night.

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From:folkyboy
Date:August 11th, 2003 05:49 am (UTC)
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well it's not like people book many poet acts anyway, though...
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From:zarfmouse
Date:August 11th, 2003 09:26 am (UTC)
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I dunno. I've booked several. We've booked or otherwise hosted Staceyann Chin, Alix Olson, Samantha Barrow, The Newspoets, William Gillespie, and Amy Gilgan.

I really think of performance poetry as an extension of folk music. But then I guess I think most cool things are an extension of folk music.
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From:bdar
Date:August 11th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
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FYI, the Staceyann Chin link is missing its all-important ".com".
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From:zarfmouse
Date:August 11th, 2003 01:59 pm (UTC)
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I leave it as an exercise for the readers to work it out. :)
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