All I wanted for Christmas (in March), was a less tacky Christmas event.
The track record for You Are Here (YAH) this year was a good one, the events I’d been to all turning out to be great fun. Christmas Lane unfortunately wasn’t one of them.
This is not to say that the dance crews that performed while I was in attendance were bad. In fact, I rather enjoyed the high energy and well synchronized hip hop dance crew Project Beats who were dressed in all black, but still managed to ‘shine bright like a diamond’. The same too could be said for the African drumming and dancing group Troupe Olabisi. Their infectious beat on the African drums coupled with the lively and tribalistic dancing of the dancers captured the audience’s attention.
What let it down for me was the tackiness of the decorations (it looked like they’d raided a $2 shop for supplies five minutes before the event) and the slap-dash feel of the MCs. The two Santa’s were more stupid than funny and I fear may have been the reason people didn’t stick around too long.
If you were going to attend one event for YAH this year, I hope it wasn’t this one.
By Cas Le Nevez
Cas Le Nevez blogs frequently and is working on her first novel.
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