Last night, while scrolling through the Cultural Exchanges programme, I decided to book tickets for ‘Ok So I’m In Love, I Think’ by Danni Spooner – mostly because of the intriguing title. And wow, I am so happy I checked it out.
Initially, I was interested in the event as I’m a big fan of drag, but also as part of the LGBTQ community, I felt represented by Danni, a queer, non-binary artist. By the end of Danni’s performance, it’s safe to say anyone would be in love.
Their performance began with Baby (Danni’s drag persona) reading some of their love poems, with my favourite one being a poem which, as they said, ‘is about the sky, but could also be about you’. Baby’s use of language and imagery was engaging, and I felt like they were speaking directly to me.
Their angelic voice and the dominant theme of the sky made you feel safe and loved, even though you’d never actually met them. I also had the pleasure of watching Baby’s lip-sync performance, as well as their tribute to the songs of Sophie, a trans singer who recently died.
Even though it was just a twenty-minute performance, ‘Ok So I’m In Love, I Think’ managed to be beautiful and brilliant: a love letter to the LGBTQ community.