Danny, in the prime of his youth and on the precipice of entering adulthood, discovers the underground world of raves, drugs and getting off your nut religiously, every weekend. Leaving the blood cravings behind with the fight fanatic he used to be, Danny embraces a dance-music awakening. The show is a love letter to the heart pumping, body grooving tunes of the 90’s. An ode to the nostalgic culture that promoted love and unbridled hedonism. It also was a bitter-sweat realisation that it will never be what it was ever again.
The show being set in a nightclub is the only way to go. I can only describe Danny as a storytelling DJ, spinning his tracks while preaching his story to the crowd. The acid burned visuals and nightclub lighting compliment the one-man lyricist as he tells his story through pros and descriptive language. The feature that most submerges you into his world is certainly the carefully selected tunes that blew moments bright with beat and melodic immersion. If you’re a fan of dance music, I would say it is a very shazamable show if it isn’t rude to whip out your phone mid-performance.
Though at times the show gets repetitive, as there are only so many adjectives to describe how great it feels to get high to electronic tunes, it is still a great display of putting joy into words. While the show falls short of a profound climax leading to a slightly premature ending, there are valuable realisations of the fact that the party can’t go on forever. The rate he is going at is unsustainable, but Danny still loves to party, and comes to the conclusion that it shall be in moderation. A moderate ending. While the plot isn’t life changing, if you’re down for a groovy experience and some heartfelt storytelling from an actor who I wouldn’t be surprised is a DJ by night, this show is a great look back at the better days of Danny’s memory.
13:10 @ Just the Tonic at La Belle Angele – La Belle Angele
Aug 7-13, 15-26