Tuesday update: We have some good video clips for you! One of the highlights of last night's Candidates Gone Wild came early in the program, when City Commissioner Randy Leonard interrupted the proceedings to show a video documenting his shocking claim that Mayor-elect Sam Adams is not gay. Here's the setup:
[youtube dAO0WFcIECo] Here's the video (bootleg footage from the audience by Byron Beck):
[youtube 0029AKotj0g] And here's Randy facing the music with Storm Large:
* * * * * * * * * * Slideshows added Tuesday!
Slideshow of Byron's CGW photos:
Slideshow of photos by WW's Jennifer Newsted:
* * * * * * * * * * Monday night update: Tonight's Candidates Gone Wild was another entertaining success (rerun the play-by-play in the live blog below). Big thanks to the game politicians; the always splendid, always asskicking dungeonmistress of ceremonies Storm Large; corporate moneybags Scion; and the many volunteers from the Bus Project, Willamette Week and beyond who put in so much time to make the event fun and worthwhile.
We'll have more photos & such tomorrow, as well as a recap in Wednesday's WW and slick video from Portland Community Media next week. Sadly, the digicam video we've got came out seriously blurry (darn that "digital zoom"), though I'm including it below the live-blog box to give you a taste of the action. We'll swap in PCM's good stuff later, and any better footage we can round up; in the meantime, if you've got good video of your own, please send me a link!
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If you can make it, hurry down to the Roseland to catch Candidates Gone Wild tonight at 8 pm.
If you can't make it, join us right here for live blogging from the event, with special guest bloggers! Watch the replay of our CGW live-blog, with bloggers including Torrid Joe and Portlandia from Loaded Orygun, Courtney Hameister from OPB's Live Wire, and Bus Project founder (and state Rep-to-be) Jefferson Smith:
CGW Clips from WW's Blurry Videodrome® (brought to you by the American Academy of Ophthalmology): Portland City Council candidate Amanda Fritz, backed by most of the current council for a Monty Python cover:
Storm Large helping state treasurer candidate Allen Alley discover his inner talent:
City Council candidate Charles Lewis, with a Kinks crowd-pleaser:
Multnomah County Commissioner candidate Carla Piluso, waking the ghost of Roger Miller with the help of friends:
Multnomah County Commissioner candidate Diane McKeel, owning the Troggs' "Wild Thing":