Monday, July 30, 2007

Secret Wars London report - it went down!

This was probably the most controversial Secret Wars yet - after last month I didn't think we would top it, but we certainly did!

So come last Friday (a day before event) I get an email from Inkie and CHU saying that for various reasons they will not be competing in this year’s competition - A huge loss but the competition does not stop for anyone and the show will always carry on!

So all Friday I was hunting on the phone for 2 budding artists - And by 9pm I finally got some good news, Debug and Blam would take part and go head to head! So out go 2 heavy weights and in come 2 heavy weights...

Come Saturday - Me and Shannon emulsion wall white, prepping for the nights battle. The crowd as usual turned up in there hundreds!

The first battle got underway and Debug and Blam got stuck in from the word go, with some huge black graphics going straight up!

With the final whistle approaching I got the judges in position - Barnsley (The rumour), Woody (Sneaker freaker) and Bex (M&C Saatchi)...

With tension in the air, one by one Debug pulled in all the votes including the crowd vote resulting in a 4 - 0 victory! A little harsh as Blam put in a good effort but to no avail...

2nd Battle started straight up with Reeps and C.Monts introducing the acts...Agent vs. Small Kid

With the crowd floating in and out of the venue for a cigarette, the crowd constantly rotated. Agent found time to take sips on his JD straight out the bottle while Small Kid continued to paint his face totem pole.

This was a very close affair with the crowd rooting on both artists all the way to the finish line..

The judging once again got underway with the crowd chanting "Agent, Agent, Agent", while the other half screamed for Small Kid!

It went 2 - 0 Agent and then 2-2 with final two votes leaving it open for another crowd vote but without a working decibel reader - so un planned C.Monts pulled me on stage to determine who got the loudest cheer, and after much concentration I felt Small Kid just edged it!

A very controversial ending resulting in some of the crowd tagging the wall with rants at the Secret Wars competition...

This is the magic of Secret Wars - Passion and opinions will always run high.

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