Ainsley Burrows invited us to The Sweet Spot, a Burrows Ink production, at New York’s Santos Party House. The erotic poetry show, hosted by Sabrina Gilbert, took place on two floors and rotated for the audience. The first time I’ve seen that! It speaks volumes to the growth of the show over the last couple of years.
To no surprise, the first performance was a rendition of “Freak Anthem”, a Sweet Spot original song performed by Deacon. The anthem ends with the lyrics “May tonight we get layed”.
Lamar Hill touched down from Baltimore. A last minute addition to the show, he congratulated poetry on graduating from the small coffee shops to larger venues. Speaking to the women in the audience, he announced “I’m giving her the miraculous until the vibrator is inadequate” and ended the piece with “Don’t bother getting your hair done.”
Rainmaker, no stranger to The Sweet Spot, fantasized with lines like, “I want to come up with positions that make us realise that’s what we’ve been missing.” Lakita followed that up with simply stating that, “I like my woman on all 4s.”
All the way from Houston, Mark Marcel boldly stated, “You want proof, I got pictures” & “let’s do it while parachuting.” A diva then stepped up to the stage wearing fish nets and a handcuff tail. Performing a combination of song and poetry she admitted, “I’m his every yes to your every no.” From Charlotte, NC, Izrael presented the audience with “Chocolate Covered Orgasms”. Get the album!
A tag team poetry duo from DC, brought fire to a red-lit stage with their words. “I want to paint a picture of you on you.”…”Watch us procreate that’s how a Pro Creates.”…”Don’t call in sick, call in satisfied” They brought the crowd to a roar!
Sweet Spot Vocabulary:
Now use your imagination!
Renae Moss flew in from Miami. After 18 months of no sex she admitted, “I just want to F—!”, bringing the men in the room to their feet! Digging into the alphabet she let us know that “The only letter I can remember is ‘O’!” She also shared a bit of her mannerly upbringing saying, “I do swallow because I was taught not to be wasteful.”
The P’Opera superstar in the making Charisse Mills, dressed in a lace pink bodysuit, designed by C-Moi, performed her single “Gimme your full attention”. She also debuted a new song “The Power of Love”, which really showed that The Sweet Spot is not only sexy, but also loving.
Deacon required audience participation for his desirable poem. His assistant placed three chairs on stage and a couple of bags of fruit. With voluptuous participants making themselves available, he then had everything he needed to close out the show with a song and poetry piece “Eat it like a fruit, treat it like a fruit”. Let’s just say the juices flowed!