Oh the fun I've had here in Viejo Correo in Parque Centenario over the many years of dancing in Buenos Aires! I used to go every Tuesday night when Yvonne y Eduardo organized a milonga, and also on Friday afternoons I was usually there, along with many milongueros, porteños, and tourists like I was then.
But things changed, as they always do, and the old tango club fell out of favor a bit and the trend went elsewhere. I think the change began when most tango venues were closed for several months after the Cro Magnon tragedy and during the Year That Tango Died. Many salons couldn't recover from the closures when dancers had to find other places to go.
Viejo Correo continued as usual after remodeling and reopening, but more as a club de barrio. And then a few months ago, Tuesday nights became home to the Practica X nuevo crowd, causing a very nice installation of new colored lights to make the ambiance more "cool."
|Ruben y Carlos, posting a letter|
|With our old buddy Alberto|
|So love the black and white floor!|
When Alfredo y Graciela asked us to perform at their special event, Encuentro Milonguero at Viejo Correo last Sunday afternoon, we were glad to revisit my old haunting ground. We knew almost everyone there and dancing on that familiar black and white floor brought back lots of wonderful memories.
|Organizers Alfredo y Graciela|