HOW DOES THE COSTUME CONTEST AT THE MONTROSE CRAWL WORK?
It actually works pretty well, which is amazing considering we have to pick 12 finalists out of thousands of Crawlers packing 12 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 honorary Grand Crawler, State Representative Sarah Davis, will pick a grand prize winner out of 12 finalists. That freakiest finalist will win 4 tickets to Day for Night from Free Press Houston. All other finalists will each receive $20 gift certificates to El Real Tex-Mex.
To become one of the final 12, 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:
Poison Girl, Pistolero’s, and the Free Press Graveyard at 7
Boondocks, Stone’s Throw, Etro Lounge, and Catbirds at 9
Royal Oak, Doc’s Motorworks, Slick Willie’s, Hay Merchant, and El Real Tex-Mex 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 Pistolero’s 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 & restaurants, so keep Crawling.
Look for Crawl officials wearing staff shirts at the 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.
12 stops and 12 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.