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Tango: my life as a not-so-good leader

And you thought that YOU were the worst dancer in the world ?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

There is a lady here... (a.k.a Bs-As, day four) 

The bacan/otario paid even more than he had thought, the back-home taxi (which drived home the partner, the tour-organizers, and their friends) being all paid by him (11 pesos).

Near the middle of the milonga (Gricel), my taxi-dancer, a quite pretty creature, -imagine a very young Sophia Loren- told me with a soft voice that
"There is a lady here who wants to dance with you".
Three times I asked her to repeat. The lady was seated one table behind ours, thus the soft voice my taxi used. "She asked me to tell you."

Inviting a foreigner when the room is full of porteƱos ...
I figured out it was either a forgery by my partner, or that the lady, seing me dancing with my taxi and not knowing she was covering my mistakes, got the illusion that I was a reasonably skilled leader...

posted by Pablo  # 11:35 AM
Comments:
Could it be true and you are getting better Pablo? I have enjoyed reading your tango odyssey, but could it be coming to an end?
Alas it would always give beginners like me hope :)
 
Pablo, please don't leave us in the dark! Did you dance with the lady? If you didn't dance with her, we demand a very good excuse! ;-) (Your excuses tend to be world class.)
 
Hey no, I sure did not dance with her.
She may have not liked it, but believe me, had I accepted she would have liked it even less, once she'd have realized, after ten seconds of dance or so, what my true level is.
 
I don't believe that even the world's best follower can make a bad leader look good to a trained eye. So two pessimistic options would be:
1. The lady was inexperienced.
2. She wanted to sell you lessons.

Two more realistic options:
3: You're better than you think.
4: She reads your blog and thought she had spotted "The Other Pablo" on the floor and wanted to dance with this celebrity. :-)
 
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