Journal 1: August 21, 2013


Day 1~2: An amazing first night at Porteno Bailarin! The milonga was kind of quiet, maybe 50 people at most, but music was excellent and to see some of the best dancers sitting there, famous milongueros, world champions... And then we got to see Pancho and Lorena perform, which was exquisite and just simply tango. What a treat! A perfect 1st night.

After a day of long flights, we woke up to head to the Centro Municipal de Exposiciones where the festival is happening, so we can sign up for the stage category (since we were still in LA when they had the official check-ins). And find out we are placed in Ronda 3. So, instead of being able to go back to the hotel to relax and get ready, we had to rush to dress, do make-up, hair and then compete...! So, how did we do??? Well... Being 1st day of competition with lack of sleep, I'd say... we can do much better tomorrow. We hope so! But it was a great experience getting out there and performing our number.

Tonight, we will get to see our great friends/mentors Tomas and Gimena! Can't wait to see them!

Tomorrow, we are called at 11:30am for our 2nd day of stage preliminaries, so I would think we will be dancing between noon and 1:30pm. Perhaps, see some of you then!

An exhausting but exciting day 1&2