12/08 - 16/08
Sweaty and smiling after a successful salsa session!
The festival was free to enter but as it was Friday night it was extremely busy so we had to wait in long lines to get in. The security was rather strict and everyone was checked before they were allowed to enter.
Once we were in we decided to look around the stalls, get some food and then head to the stage to listen and dance to some music.
As we ate our sausage empanadas, we chatted and found out about Pedro. He was also a couchsurfing host, and an English lecturer. He wanted to improve his English so was applying for a job in a hostel. We thus volunteered to help him prepare for his interview. After a little mock interview we were confident that he would get the job and decided to celebrate by going dancing.
There were just so many people everywhere. The stage was brightly lit and thousands of people were dancing in front of it. It was such an electric atmosphere. Everyone had white handkerchiefs and were waving them around in the air... We recognised this. We had learnt these moves in our salsa class!
Daniel was feeling quite exhausted so Pedro came over to take us for a walk around the city.
Daniel had his little bottle of viche and every now and then would stop the dancing and hand us each a shot.
We had danced ourselves silly at the Festival! We loved the music and all the people we had met. The festival closed around 11pm but we were not ready to sleep yet. We went with Daniel, Pedro and the young students we met to a salsa club/bar nearby for a change in music... And to show off our now well polished salsa skills.