I’ll be honest…if you give me a glow stick in a performance, I’m immediately sold.
Within seconds, I’m waving that luminescent bad boy like an 11-year-old at my first Ed Sheeran concert.
considering the name of this performance is
DJ BAZ’S Year 6 Disco.
There’s confetti. There’s glow sticks. WE DO THE MACARENA. Onstage, DJ Bazzer, is spinning the decks, and very enthusiastically bopping his head to the beat. It’s like a nostalgia-fuelled-fever-dream, with all the ingredients of an awkward, pre-pubescent, school-hall disco. Who you fancied, what you wore, the questionably bad dance moves…
I don’t think I ever expected to be transported back to my Year 6 Disco, and it takes a moment for the audience to settle into the party mood. But eventually, and supported with a banging early-noughties soundtrack, I’m feeling the vibe.
Tempted though I am to reminisce about my time in 2010 (spoiler: it involves neon leg warmers), filtering through the GOOD TIMES (curated intensely by Jack Sutherland) is a poignant reflection on the limitless possibilities of youth:
of endless dreams,
of stretching potential,
of pathways unfulfilled and filled.
Each episode gives us a glimpse into the crossroads of Bazzer’s life – a collection of moments (bad and good) that make up a life, that carve out his future. Although the games and glow sticks are fun – it is this reflection, on the intersection between the choices of our past and future, that makes DJ BAZ’s Year 6 Disco an intriguing watch.