Thank you both. Just needed some clarity and wanted to be properly informed before having any discussions. I have attended some slams that will state they abide by "PSI Rules" but at times have seemed to mostly be referring to the general MC Spiel that was created for PSI events, which I know of course in no way discusses or covers all the rules created over the years.
These aren't events remotely connected to PSI by the way( don't want to look like I'm stirring anything up when there is nothing to be stirred). Just folks with good intentions who aren't used to having too many people involved with their slams actually be people who regularly are involved with PSI ran slams. (The PSI Rule quote these days is often used as shorthand and works to add a sense of fairness and legitimacy to non-psi events. Kudos for that)
Anywho, thanks much.
One final question, and I will use a NPS example just because it's the only cross reference I can think of that fits.
In a indie or team based slam environment, was there ever any ruling regarding teams/ groups of people/etc all calling out a phrase just prior to a poet performing?
Like- Poet (be it a poet on a team or an indie event) gets called to stage. Just prior to poem, ten people scream, "We scream for Ice Cream" and ten other people reply "We Ice Cream for scream" referring to the poet on stage who is from the famed Ice Cream area of the country.
Is that just considered moral support these days and lumped into the 'go in poet' randomness of a crowd, or does the orchestrated play and effect have some ruling here in file-land?
Thanks again folks, I just want to be more edumacated (like educated, but you know, not)