8:30 pm

Star 1


When in BA, one must attend a tango show. Our tour guide set us up with one -- La Ventana: Barrio de Tango. We were picked up at our hotel a little after 8:00pm, started dinner around 9:00, and the show started at 10:00. There were live musicians and about 5 pairs of tango dancers who did group routines as well as highlighting different types of paired tango dances. There was also a section of the show that spotlighted native music with pan flutes and drums and guitars. Then there was a surprising tribute to Evita with the female singer dressed in a fancy gown while clips of Evita giving speeches and doing Evita things played behind her while she sang 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina' en Español. At the end of the tribute, the tango dancers came out waving Argentinian flags. It was quite patriotic... While the tango dancing and music were impressive and entertaining, Gina, Irene, and I agreed that we preferred the native music portion of the show the best.

Top photo: Our location-specific wine (Argentina is well-known for its Malbec grapes -- we consumed several bottles of Malbec throughout our several days in Argentina and can attest to its popularity)
Bottom photo: Gina and Irene before the show

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