Days 35 - 36: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Trip Start Sep 23, 2013
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This evening I went to check out a weekly outdoor concert featuring La Bomba de Tiempo, a percussion group that I'd been informed are absolutely unmissable. The event started at 8pm but I was running late and having walked along the street I'd been told it was on for quite a while, I began to wonder if I was lost. Doubts were pushed aside when I heard the drums from about half a kilometre away, which in a busy city is quite impressive!
La Bomba de Tiempo play every Monday in a courtyard surrounded by warehouses, a setting that in the cold light of day wouldn't appear to welcoming. But walking into it at night, packed with about 500 people and the band playing on a big stage, I could see why this event is unmissable
Samba on steroids. I think thats the most appropriate way to describe La Bomba. They start off slow and build up each song to a deafening crescendo that has all 500 members of the crowd in a dancing frenzy. I saw a lot of incredible performances over the summer and La Bomba are way up there with the best.
Tuesday 29th October - Day 36
Anniversary looming, today I set about making a few arrangements. After hours of searching for a greetings card shop I returned a little dejected to the hostel. As it turns out, Argentinians don't have cards!
In the evening I joined a couple of Americans and a German fella for a few drinks in the bar. A few turned into a few more and then a few more after that!