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 »