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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Skilful DJ-ing 

Cortina time, before a Pugliese tanda. The DJ played the first minute of a cumbia. I sat back. Well, ok, I was seated already. Unexpectedly, some people began dancing on the cumbia. Or, more precisely, to move their bodies to the music, sort of. The DJ noticed, returned back to his laptop and played the whole cumbia. By then, almost one third of the people here had gathered on the dance floor for this recreative moment after all the A.T's drama and seriousness. ("Come on! It's easy!)
The DJ felt that the audience was not ready yet for Pugliese, and played another cumbia. Once again people danced on it enthousiastically, if not skilfully. (Well, who am I to say that, I know nothing about cumbia, maybe it actually has to be danced the chaotic way).
"What now?", I thought, how will the DJ get out of this and put people back on the right track? He achieved this by playing a third cumbia, a much faster and longer one. Half of the people on the floor realized at once that they could not follow this and went back to their tables, the other half soon gave up, and the last minute of the cumbia was played for a 100%-sat audience, ready now for some smooth Pugliese.

posted by Pablo  # 2:03 AM
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