An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Milonga La Nacional
From left, Sally, Keith & Sunshine from Hong Kong, and me.
As readers of tangocherie know, our habitual milonga was closed last night for an annual members' event of the Club Region Leonesa. We decided to check out the recently reopened La Nacional, held in the Club Italiano (Alsina 1465), one block from the Casa Galicia where Nuevo Chique is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
It was weird, after so many years of always being at Los Consagrados Saturdays, it was almost as if the car wouldn't go anywhere else! But you know, it's good to once in a while to upset the apple cart and change the same ole'same'ole. And we had a fantastic time. Thank you Roque y Juan, for the great table, for the wonderful ambiance, for taking up the slack, as it were. And indeed, by the time we left at midnight, there was standing room only. The aficionados of Los Cons were crammed in with the Nacional regulars and some well-known folks such as Mimi Santapa, Graciela Gonzalez, Enriqueta Kleinman at the table next to ours.