And it’s an especially happy one for us after such a great Etonathon event last week.
We were honestly gobsmacked that so many dancers came along, especially on the Saturday night. dancers visited from all across the UK.
And a special mention for Sam, who called in for one night on his way from Canada to a Tango event in Amsterdam, and then changed his plans to stay at Etonathon for the whole 4 days!
But what made it especially great for me was the excellent music selection by our guest DJs Michael, Jalal, Diego, Kirsty, Claudia, Fabienne and Clive. They all did a fabulous job, and I can’t recall such a strong team at one of our events.
It’s going to be a hard act to follow at Easter!
Our ‘Junction 8’ Tango nights have been running for nearly 10 year now!
They started out as just a fun evening for people who’d been asking for a more varied mix of music. Now,10 years later, the events are firm favourites, and we seem to get more dancers coming along every time!
TBH DJing at ‘Junction 8′ is a real challenge, The normal structures of a traditional milonga aren’t any use, and keeping the flow of the music, and at the same time keeping everyone happy with a varied music mix is bloomin’ tricky. As the years roll by I’m getting more familiar with how things work, and what keep the dance floor full. For a start, I stopped playing any electronic Tango years ago. I sometimes ask for suggestions for favourite tracks, but in all these years there hasn’t been anything suggested that works well as a popular dance choice. (Bohemian Rhapsody? No thanks!).
So it’s really amazing when we get a great crowd every time. People bring their friends, and tell me it’s their favourite Tango night of the year (Really? Oh, OK then).
Here’s to the next 10 years!