Monday, August 31, 2009

Pics from yesterday's Curb Cup

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 5:40 PM

Boise's inaugural Curb Cup drew thousands of people downtown yesterday. No joke, thousands. I snapped a couple of videos and photos in between the people bottlenecks. Everyone was eligible to perform and more than 150 performance artists, musicians, dancers, actors, magicians and more put on a show, and the crowd was invited to vote for its favorite performers with coins. The idea is that every participant would get three coins, which they could toss into their favorite performers' coin collection box. However, a larger than anticipated crowd meant a bit of a shortage on coins.

Or, if you were like me and you started at Bannock and Eighth, the idea of getting coins in BODO and making it back through the gauntlet to vote was too much crowd time. Personally, I dug the event and didn't feel at all like I missed out for not voting.

Coins or not, one vote was certainly heard loud and clear: Boise loves the Curb Cup.

UPDATE via Nathaniel Hoffman:
BW News Editor visited the Statesman chill tent and made the slide show, with only a minor mischaracterization of his comments. The IDT number he referenced to reporter Kathleen Kreller, who thought it was weird to interview the competition, was “erotic” not “exotic.” Perhaps a misunderestimation on the reporter’s part. And the best juxtaposition of the event, to use Kreller’s term: the Statesman’s Astro Turf lawn. Hoffman’s Astro turf comment must have made the cutting room floor.

The Robot Magician had a permanent audience.
  • The Robot Magician had a permanent audience.

Kid comedian Trevor Hattabaugh rapping.
  • Kid comedian Trevor Hattabaugh rapping.

Let's hope this guy had on some serious SPF50 for those places not so used to seeing the sun.
  • Let's hope this guy had on some serious SPF50 for those places not so used to seeing the sun.

Two of Curb Cups younger musicians.
  • Two of Curb Cup's younger musicians.

River City Entertainment with a dose of off the wall.
  • River City Entertainment with a dose of off the wall.

Burlesque-esque show Eclecktic-Ka on one side of the street ...
  • Burlesque-esque show Eclecktic-Ka on one side of the street ...

... bagpipers on the other side.
  • ... bagpipers on the other side.

My only gripe: recycling containers MIA.
  • My only gripe: recycling containers MIA.

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