HOW DOES THE COSTUME CONTEST AT THE MONTROSE CRAWL WORK?
It actually works pretty well, which is amazing considering we have to pick 10 finalists out of hundreds of Crawlers packing 10 separate locations. But yeah, it’s somewhat complicated, definitely crazy, and it goes like this:
A big, big, big costume contest will be held at midnight at Slick Willie’s, where our ceremonial Grand Crawler will pick a grand prize winner out of 10 finalists. That freakiest finalist will win a $100 gift card to The Burger Joint. All other finalists will each receive $25 gift cards to either Brasil or The Burger Joint.
To become one of the final 10, you must be selected by Crawl officials as having the best costume at a particular stop at a particular time, with those stops & times being:
Brasil, Poison Girl, and La Grange at 7
Pistolero’s, Boondocks, and Stone’s Throw at 9
Catbirds, Present Company, Slick Willie’s, and Hay Merchant at 11
Selections at each time will be nearly simultaneous, so if you’re not selected at (for example) Poison Girl, please don’t run over to La Grange for another shot – you’ll probably be too late. But you will still have opportunities to be selected as a finalist later on at the other bars, so keep Crawling.
Finalist selections at each individual location may or may not be made as part of an actual contest. Some of our participating bars do not have the room to conduct a contest. Our finals will be a true costume contested held on stage at Slick Willie’s at midnight, but many of the earlier selections will just be picked by Montrose Crawl officials.
To make sure your costume is being considered for selection, look for Montrose Crawl officials wearing staff shirts at the designated selection stops & times. If you can’t see us, then we may not be able to see you. If there’s any doubt, ask us to take your picture – we’ll be posting photos of each finalist to our Facebook page and Twitter feed all night long.
Any finalists who aren’t at Slick Willie’s at midnight will be disqualified from winning the grand prize, and their gift certificates will be given to the Will Rap 4 Weed lady. Finalists must be selected at our stops prior to midnight – anyone attempting to crash our stage will be hogtied and left underneath the Waugh Bat Bridge for the night.
10 stops and 10 lucky chances to qualify, but in the end there can only be one! So let your freak flag fly and it may just be you.