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August 13, 2006

You know you're a tango junkie when...

- When you realize the milonga is where you see all your friends.
- Walking into new buildings and noticing potential dance space to ango.
- You cross country lines to tango!
- You often find yourself googling phrases containing the word "tango".
- Your first question when buying clothes is "but can I dance in it?"-used to be "but can I wear it to work?"
- You wish you paid more attention in high school Spanish class.
- You have a tango bumper sticker or your license plate contains a word related to tango.
- You plan the rest of your social life so it doesn't conflict with tango nights.
- Your fantasy travel destination is Buenos Aires.
- You listen to tango music when you're not at a practica or milonga.
- You now view the world in terms of people who tango and those unfortunate souls who don't.
- Before traveling, you check out the net for tango events in that area.
- You have to work hard to maintain non-tango friendships (if you have any left).
- You have developed the ability to turn any conversation to tango within 2 minutes.
- You no longer have parties at your house; you host milongas.
- You practice the roles of both lead and follow to fully understand the dance.
- You have bought a piece of clothing not commonly seen in public.
- You dance tango in your mind.
- You've gone home after a dance with someone else's glitter on your face.
- When you wait in line, you must fight the urge to randomly gancho those around you.
- You constantly have bruises on your legs and feet.
- Your respect for others is measured by how well they can dance.
- You feel exhausted but come alive when you hear a tango and hit the dancefloor.
- When you find yourself dressing a stranger in your eyes in 3" heels and a black dress.
- When you and another contractor are workin on a move to Calo two stories above the ground, tool belts clinking.
- When you laugh out loud at bad tango in movies.
- When you walk backwards to the refrigerator.
- You've remodeled your house mainly to maximize dance space.
- Entering a lift and making a side step with your left foot to give way to somebody going out, you change weight on the double-time.
- You copied your tango music to your office computer.
- You've danced with one of the biggies and survived.
- You go through withdrawal without at least one tango-high per week.
- You've stopped saying sorry when you screw up - you just tango out of the trouble you got into.
- You keep a pair of dance shoes in your car.
- You've sold or moved most of your furniture to give yourself practice space.
- You are unable to schedule major surgery without compromising tango commitments.
- When you look in the mirror, you are usually looking at your feet.
- Your shopping cart often substitutes as your dance partner.
- You've figured out how to find the hidden tango sections in any record store.
- You are willing to spend twice as much time driving to a milonga as you actually dance.
- Your computer passwords are phrases related to tango.
- Your ear has been trained to recognize the tango possibilities in all forms of music.
- You maintain a phone list of the hardcore tangueros in your area.
- Tango has diminished, if not ruined, the appeal of every other dance you ever did.
- You have become nocturnal.
- You have been spotted dancing tango in parking lots.
- Posters for upcoming tango events are always magnetized to your refrigerator.
- Your interest in shoes can easily be mistaken for a fetish.
- You have been known to sing in the ear of your partner while dancing.
- You recognize that special glow in the night as another hotbed of tango erupts in the distance.
- Friends and family automatically assume that you want tango-related birthday gifts.
- Your dancing shoes always look well-used.
- You can't resist dancing a few tango steps whenever you cross a wooden floor.
- You find that you sandwich feet far more often than shake hands.
- You find that dancers drawn to tango are the most interesting passionate people you know.
- You draw satisfaction every time you break someone's Hollywood misconception of the dance.

Posted by yana at August 13, 2006 01:09 AM


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