September 18, 2012

Salsa- Up North in The South?!?!

I had just come back from Miami and I realized I had done the unthinkable. I hadn't eaten any pastelitos nor had I danced to any latin music. Queeee?  Unthinkable right?  Increible pero cierto.  And here I was back Up North in The South and already craving what I had overlooked.  Bueno, the pastelitos ok, I had had enough sweets while down there pero the baile? I really didn't want to wait until my next trip to Miami.  Turns out I didn't have to.

"Salsa in an Airplane Hanger with the Tallahassee Salsa Dancers" read the Feibu event invitation.  Now BB had been to prior Latino functions and though they were nice they were very hometown and the participants eager and sincere, but obviously volunteers; still, I wanted to show solidarity and encourage more of such events so I bought the tickets.  So glad that I did.

Not in Kansas/Tally anymore!

The night was perfect.  Clear skies and a slight chill in the air, one of those nights I moved up here for.  Now what I didn't expect nor move up here for was the Latinidad, but it's definitely caught up to me!  First, it was in a real airport hangar and upon arrival you could hear the salsa playing, smell the cigars smoking, and see the party goers dressed to the nines in high heels, vests and fedoras. Say Queee??  In Tallahassee?  JU SO FONII!!! I was back in Miami- only better.  A class act with no pretentiousness; haven't seen that in Miami for a while.

The Locale

The Dancing

The Friends

Mia, Maria y BB

The Swag

My Little One showing the insides of "pea pods" were actually chocolates!
You know I had to do a shout out of that right??

The Sponsors

No this isn't a sponsored post, but I was so impressed by the professionalism, by how well organized and executed the event was that I had to say my thanks to the sponsors.  It's about time Tallahassee embraces the Hispanic culture in its' town and kudos to the sponsors for realizing this.

Sweetie & BB by a Classic

"HAVANA NIGHTS"  was memorable and maravilloso.  

Cuban, Alegre y Classy.  Ok Si, that describes the event too.

; )

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S.  Of course there was food. Hola, it was a Cuban night, there had to be food.  But also of course that meant BB was too busy eating to take pictures of it, but it was good- even a 2 am chicken and waffles treat. Ok, not exactly Cuban fare, but we're in The South and it was Delish.The main organizers American Advertising Federation's Tallahassee Chapter,  did a phenomenal job and we were most impressed.

P.P.S. Speaking of food, my friend Mia- pictured w/BB -just inaugurated a food venue, Island Pound Hounds.  Look at her website   CREATIVITY & YUMMINESS!  Make sure to catch her if you're ever up this way.

P.P.P.S. Since this event, there was a first time major happening in DOWNTOWN Tallahassee.

Allright Tally!  Ya era hora.

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!