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.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Twenty-four Long and Exciting Hours
A couple of weeks ago we left the Milonga de los Consagrados to go out to a club in Banfield to perform a vals, tango, and milonga at a private fiesta. Ruben was wearing his beige suit for the occasion. Then we drove back in the opposite direction to milonga Los Bohemios in La Boca where Ruben was to act as a judge in a tango contest.
The tango club has indoor parking because La Boca is not the best place to be late at night wandering the streets. However when we left at 4:00 a.m., we had a flat tire. Ruben wanted to change it at a service station where there was more light and security, so we drove on the rim to one a few blocks away. He changed it, not doing the beige suit any good, and we made it home, just a couple of hours before we were to take a tourist group to the Feria de Mataderos, where we all had a great day. And we got back in time to teach a class at 8:00 p.m.
P.S. Last week Ruben's car was stolen at twelve noon while we were at the supermarket buying fixins for Thanksgiving. I hope the thief got a flat; Ruben thinks he probably ran out of gas!