The summer 2017 tour has been crayer than cray. Two dozen Qualifier shows — including festival stages, dive bars, and a first ever mid-set speed competition — fed into a half dozen Semifinal concerts in nearly every corner of the country (once again, Alaska and Hawaii get dicked over).
And it all culminates in the National Finals this Saturday night in DC.
Pundits universally agree that this year we packed more WTF into the 2017 season than ever before (think about it!). There was that thing with the robot head and the time TOMMY FRETLESS (Adam Lee) went park cor up the balcony then tumble-rumbled back down, somehow without injury. And that time when WILLIAM OCEAN, failing to hold onto the handrail as he slowly exited the green room, broke his ankle in ten different places before even setting foot onstage. Our sympathies are with Mr. Ocean and his family, but with past seasons of severed toes and major air-related surgeries, that our only significant injury occurred off-stage is hopefully a step in the right direction.