Friday, February 17, 2006

Holy Crap, There's So Much Tango

The following question was presented to me: "so, what's the deal.. there's just tango.. everywhere?"[1] That has a really simple answer.

Yes. Yes, there is.

I had wondered, earlier, if tango is starting to die out. It turns out that there is just so much tango here that the market is close to a saturation point (at least in regards to classes).

I picked up this magazine, El Tangauta, which lists out all the classes, milongas and performances in the month. On any given day of the week there is roughly seventy-five classes. Seventy-five. If one actually wants to just dance, there are ten milongas every night of the week.

Good Lord, that's a lot of tango.

[1] Which really is more of a statement, with a question ending. A bit like in Jeopardy, where someone fucks up answering a question and then just adds the upwards sound ending to make the statement a question.

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