Birthday surprises in “El Maipu”!
Recently I was incredibly surprised to see my image on the newsfeed in facebook with my picture advertising that there would be a birthday celebration for me at the beloved “el maipu” milonga (tango social dance) here in Buenos Aires.
What a fantastic idea!
Having invited a few friends, enjoying some local champagne and laughing a lot….the organizer Dany whispered something in my ear like…so we will have a birthday vals for you.
I had actually never seen a Birthday vals done in this milonga before so didn’t take it very seriously. Once the announcements were done and my Birthday mentioned, Dany suggested that since I had blown out the candle on the Birthday cake too early (or late)(who can remember with all the champagne) I would have to dance a Birthday vals in front of everybody.
Once having stood up a friend of mine danced a little spiral of the vals with me and very quickly someone else cut in and danced a little phrase etc…. etc…it was a lot of unexpected fun and really felt great to have the organizers invite me to do this with all the regulars. This milonga has been a regular place for me for over six years.
Thank you to all the regular dancers.
A special thanks to Lucy and Dany of “El Maipu” that run a truly generous, friendly milonga (dance) that makes everyone feel ‘at home’.
7 thoughts on “Birthday surprises in “El Maipu”!”
October 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm
***It is delightful for me to read about your wonderful birthday celebration.
Now, I must know the exact date for your birthday. Is it Oct 26?
Albuquerque Tango Festival is actually stating tomorrow night. You are greatly missed!
Hugs, hugs, hugs!!! -Carl
October 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm
Great to hear from you Carl! Things here (Buenos Aires) often get a little delayed…the celebrations were in August. Thank you for “missing” me, hope to see you sometime very soon!
March 8, 2016 at 9:39 pm
That was a lovely way to spend your birthday. Belated greetings.
March 9, 2016 at 12:19 am
Thanks for the belated birthday greetings. Fabulous to be immersed with friends, music and dance.
February 23, 2017 at 4:53 pm
They are obviously having fun 🙂
February 23, 2017 at 9:35 pm
It really was a great time thanks. Wonderful to have you visit the blog!
February 24, 2017 at 9:24 am
It’s a pleasure 🙂