After a two-year hibernation, ODCSF is BACK! Snowquester 2013 looks set to be our last chance for significant snow for this winter, and we want to make the most of it.
We hope you can join us for a little rumble in the Circle, starting at 4pm on Wednesday, March 6.
Couple of things:
• You can help us spread the word on Twitter with the hashtags #ODCSF and #Snowquester
• This will be a smaller affair than our epic Snowmaggedon battle of Feb. 6, 2010, given the fact that snow totals may only reach 8 inches. But that’s OK!
• There’s a chance the wet snow will be too slushy to throw around. We’ll make a call on that a few hours earlier and possibly call the whole thing off
• To spice things up, bring your craziest costumes! And if anyone has got a video camera, maybe we can even do a Harlem Shake routine. Any volunteers?
• This is meant to be fun! So here’s the disclaimer: we plan to wear our protective gear, play fair, and follow any instructions given by police.
Anyone who doesn’t (for example by pelting moving cars) is responsible for the consequences. Safety is important to us!
This is it everyone! The No Pants Metro Ride DC 2013 is TODAY! We will be meeting at Hancock Park, also known as Box Car Willie Park on Google Maps, right outside the L’Enfant Metro station, at 2PM, January 13th, and we will reveal what time we’ll go pants-less. The nearest intersection is 7th and C Street, SW.
This year, we’re telling everyone the Metro boundaries ahead of time. We will be traveling between Metro Center, Chinatown, and L’Enfant Metro Stations. If you don’t know what those are, they are the three large, white circles in the middle of the metro maps.
Stay tuned for additional information as we get closer to the event! Feel free to comment with questions, OR, if you have Facebook, RSVP and invite your friends!
Hey everyone, Pillow Fight Day 2012 went off without a hitch and we had around 250 pillow fighters out on the National Mall. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and tons of fun was had by all!
Unfortunately, official footage was lost for this event. We’d still like to put a video together even if it’s outrageously late, so if you have any footage you can contribute, please hit the “contact us” link above and we’ll let you know where to send it!
Everyone gathered on the national mall for the initial fight with their pillows hidden. The whole fight began when two people started a vocal tussle in the middle of the crowd. After yelling at each other, they determined there was only one way to settle their disagreement… WITH PILLOWS! Quickly everyone joined in and the fun began!
Today ended up being a relatively uneventful day despite the threats of apocalypse or rapture. However, there was a good prank suggestion floating around in the twittersphere that promised to make things a bit more lively. The tweet went something like this:
#Raptureprank: On Saturday, take some of your unwanted clothes and shoes and leave sets of them arranged on sidewalks and lawns around town.
With that, Capitol Improv sprang into action. We put out a few tweets and FB updates and quickly had a small army of people ready to drop a pile of clothing on the national mall or film and photograph us. This is the result:
We didn’t want the day to go without doing some good for the community though and much of the clothing used for the event will donated to a local DC homeless shelter.
The threat of rain didn’t deter an astounding 1200 people from coming out to participate again this year!
The crowd begins to gather at the start of Survive DC. Photo By thisisbossi
Very quickly, if you did not get a chance to donate and wanted to, please donate here. The park service permit put us way over our budget so every little bit helps. Survive DC is a community-funded event and only exists because of the contributions of people like yourself! It’s also the only place you can get a whole night’s worth of entertainment for just an optional donation!
Top Runners: 1st place – tied and both finishing at 9:50PM (1hr 50min)
George McArdle & Ben Stern
(Also taking the trophy for top team finish for Fat Heps Alumni) 2nd Place – finishing at 10:15PM (2hrs 15min)
David Shaffer 3rd Place – finishing at 10:24PM (2hrs 24min)
Judd Kennedy (Trophy yet to be awarded)
Top Chasers: 1st Place Clifton Vallance – 19 runners caught! 2nd Place Stuart Dean – 16 runners caught (Trophy yet to be awarded) 3rd Place Peter Matek – 16 runners caught (Trophy yet to be awarded)
Best Story – Neil Landers
Who managed to climb up a fire escape, jump between two buildings and slide down a construction waste chute to get to freedom.
Best Costume – Madison Geisler for her zombie batgirl.
(Honorable mention to spiderman btw!)
Anything marked in red denotes that we lack information needed to hand out or give proper credit for those awards. If you participated in SurviveDC, please share this link until we find everyone and give them the trophy they deserve. If you have information on someone listed above, please contact us with relevant information! Read the rest of this entry »
This year’s Pillow Fight Day was definitely a success despite the looming threat of rain. At our largest point, we had around 200 participants that were undeterred by the rain to come out and swing some pillows.
Here’s the event video for everyone who has patiently awaited it’s arrival:
Hey everyone! Cruel to be Kind is coming up this weekend on Saturday September 4th. Get your team together and make sure to subscribe to Capitol Improv’s twitter feed to get some necessary updates before and during the game.
Here’s a video describing how to play:
And these are the rules:
Cruel to be Kind is a game of benevolent assassination that combines both ninja-like reflexes and warm fuzzy feelings! Read the rest of this entry »