07 March, 2006
There is always an area which is known to be of the moment - and for a little while now, in London; it has been Hoxton.
On Saturday, OBF (Other Best Friend) and I agreed to meet in Hoxton - I had been studying for most of the day at the British Library. We went to the White Cube gallery to see the Liza Lou exhibition - which was this impressive work which basically took domestic objects or human sculptures and covered them in tiny glass beads - it was pretty amazing.
We then went to a cafe in Hoxton Square (which is achingly hip) and sat down to have a coffee, when we saw someone we know quite well - GT1 (Gay Twin One). Basically he is a gay twin, and they are both incredibly good looking guys, and live in the Hoxton area.
GT1 was surprised (to say the least) to see us there - "This isn't your area, is it?", with a bewildered look upon his face.
My first reaction was to say "um... No, but don't worry we've got our passports". I mean, what? Is it such an exclusive area that you are only allowed to be there if you are a member of that specific community??
Perhaps he didn't mean it in the way it came across, but to be honest, I just felt (and OBF agreed) that this sort of exclusivity was unneccessary and really not that cool.
Hoxton hip? Perhaps it needs to learn a bit of humility.