Last night, Dereck and I attended the SuperNova Sunday event at NOVA 535 (535 Dr. M. L. King Jr Street N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, (727) 821-6682). I've been spending a lot of time at NOVA lately, and when I heard they were putting on a weekly party that was part Gong Show and part social gathering, I decided it was time to go do a photo shoot.
More pics after the jump:
The entertainment changes weekly, but the staple is the Got Jokes? crew. Daniel "Motown Pride" has a way of getting a crowd up to temperature, and his supporting cast was funny as always. The Got Jokes? crew emcee and play puppet master to the event, doing skit comedy acts and interactive bits with the audience between other contestants.
Last night, we were shown a music act (that I wasn't fond of, but the judges loved), a local comedian, a couple of bands and a guy that got booted off the stage for his Carrot Top-like prop comedy.
The panel of judges is made of local celebrities. If you think Simon Cowell can be bad, you haven't seen Sterling Powell. Sterling is a well-known man about town, and he's a perfect character for this presentation. Funny, crass, flamboyant and often funny, he really is the head Queen on the scene of Supernova Sundays. Also on the panel is the lovely Carol Gallagher, fashion critic and all around sassy pants. A minute flirting with Carol is a minute flirting with fun. She adds a wit and class to the judging station, and I'm glad she was aboard.
We stayed for about 2 hours of the 6-hour show. It had its high points and its low points, but overall I can see this being an event that takes off.
Here's a few photos:
The full photo set can be found here:
Denis Baldwin can be seen crashing events and taking photos all over the bay area on his own site, MyTampaLife.com.