Thanks to one of Boise's hottest and newest summer events, Story Story Night, local residents have been able to indulge in one of childhood's most prized pastimes—storytime— once a month at the Linen Building. 238 people showed up for the third event Monday June 21 to listen to a series of true stories based around the theme, "Falling for It: Stories of Gullibility". Three featured storytellers, Mike Jackson, Charmagne Westcott and Tony McKnight, wowed the audience with their hilarious and inspiring stories about buying a Louis Vuitton knock-off in New York, being raised by carnies and burning down a house.
The featured storytellers were also tasked with judging the five story slammers, who were chosen randomly from a hat. Stories ranged from fireside naked parties to getting sucked into Moroccan-rug scams, but a story about a man's conflicts with a crooked mattress-salesman won Hobie Swan a Big City Coffee gift card and a Story Story Night poster.
Boise Weekly attended Story Story Night earlier this week with a video camera to capture the event and satisfy a hankering for some good old-fashioned live storytelling.
See the full clip of Hobie Swan's winning story in the story slam here.