SO THIS WAS A PRETTY AMAZING NIGHT.
At several points I had to look around, take stock of the situation, and realise that we hadn't somehow magically transported to somewhere more "stereotypically cultural" (read with emphasised air quotations).
Entering into Stage Left is always a surreal experience; navigating from the street through a mystically lit brick alleyway and into an inviting performance space revealed the first support act. Jennifer Renee delivered a delightfully chilled atmosphere that provided the perfect setting for guests to grab a drink and settle into the vibe.
I was really pumped to get into the space and see what Darren had in store for us.