Mike’s last day in Peru - part II: party night with TB’s and old friends… unforgettable ;)

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Welcome to Peru!!! he did an amazing job as host!
Well now comes the review of the party night in Lima :) I introduced my TB’s friends to my old high school friends - but I didn’t mention the word TB, haha. I’m so happy, a nice and fun group was reunited! Mike was not the only whose native language was English, so was Brandon, haha. This fact made it easier for both of them becoming friends, yeah! Besides it was their first time in Peru and they were visiting same places almost at same time, haha. The world is so small!!! The 6 of us were just chatting and chilling out while we were still waiting for 4 other people. It was almost 11pm and the show had to start. So the lights turned off.

The host appeared.

Anita was the 1st who danced
He was really a showman, a fun one! He introduced the 1st performance of the night, the: “Sicuris”. They were playing some music with Peruvian instruments and 2 girls went table by table, asking people to dance in the middle. One of them came to our table and Ana went to dance in representation of the table, haha. Then the host announced the 1st dance of the show: the “Llamerada” from Puno area. It represents the llamas. The dancers appeared wearing colorful customs and danced very well. Brandon & Mike seemed to be enjoying the show of Peruvian folklore. 

There was a break after the dance and Annie & Fabricio arrived. Annie is my cousin - she also went to highschool with me and Fabricio is her boyfriend. So glad part of the family was there too, haha.

with our Pisco drinks - salud!
Of course she asked me where I met Mike and Jenny, but I avoided the question really fast, haha. It would be too much trying to explain all the story, ufff.

It was time for more dances. First one from highlands and then another one from the rainforest. I really liked it, because the rainforest’s folklore is not very popular yet. So it was nice to see something new. Still something new to me. Well, it was time to refill our drinks and of course we should have pisco, haha. Mike got a Maracuya Sour (with Passion Fruit) and I got something new: Piscoco pisco with coconut. So sweet and tasty!  

Ok, it was time for a break for the dancers, but not for us, haha. The night was just beginning, but it didn’t stop me to start dancing haha.

Yadi & Jenny haha
I went to the dance floor with Jenny, haha. At that time Romain and Elena arrived. They were late because Elena had a big problem with her car. Some thieves opened it and took almost everything, too bad… But they were there wanting to think about something different and have fun with friends. That’s the spirit!!!

Time for another dance: “La Morenada” also from Puno and has so colorful customs. This was amazing! Mike and Brandon enjoyed it a lot. Now it was time for more dancing haha. At this time everyone went to the dance floor. We were partying and having a great time. And now the real show was about to start. I call it the real show because the performers will be the foreigners from the audience, have to see it! 

First the host went table to table asking who was visiting Peru and where is he/she coming from.

the funnest foreigners, yay!
There were foreigners almost at every table and ours has 3: 2 from USA and 1 from France; although Romain considers himself Peruvian, but for show purposes he would be a French, haha. The host saw Mike, Brandon and Romain and usually he goes to the table with his microphone, but at this time he wanted the 3 guys to stand up and go to the center, haha. He asked them where they were from and Romain was the only French at the place, haha. I remember the host said something about being a cool table with 3 goodlooking guys haha. I’m just trying to imagine what will happen during the Meet Up. He would go nuts!!! Well, back to the story.

We took a sit while the host kept on “interviewing” other people when I got a SMS. I didn’t recognize the number, but it was from somebody who was there because it said: “Why didn’t you say you were French too?”

OMG who is here? Then I got another one: “Gotcha!” Finally a last one with the name.

with Vanessa
And I got it! It was one of my customers!!!! Hahaha I called him and asked him where he was sit. I looked for him and met him. I was about going back to my table when a guy asked me to dance. I was about saying no, but he was my customer’s son. Business are business haha. But I met “my people” at the dance floor, haha.  

There was another dance from Puno and time for more dancing for us. I was dancing with Mike and I saw a girl with a familiar face. I recognized her. She used to work at the counter at the gym where I work out. Haha. So fun meeting her there. I haven’t seen her in months! Mike was just saying: “Girl you know everybody!” Life if about contacts, dear ;)
 

Ok, now it was show time!!!! The host asked all the foreigners to go to the dance floor and be ready for … becoming part of the show ;)  Ana and I went to the front and took a sit on the floor next to the dance floor to get great pics of our artists.

he knows how to dance!
There were about 20 people from 10 different countries. The host said it was fair that our new friends showed us something of the folklore of their countries, since he enjoyed the Peruvian folklore recently. And this is what happened.

South American Friends:
1.- Colombian crowd: there were 5 people (4 girls and 1 guy who danced terrific!) and what they did? They danced the “Cumbia” typical music from Colombia. Tropical fun music.
2.- Venezuelan guy: he was alone and was asked to dance the “Joropo” a dance typical from Venezuela. The host joined him, since he was alone. The Venezuelan did it fine, but the host did it better ;)
3.- Bolivian ambassador: he was also alone, but would dance by his own.

what am I gonna do with you, big boy???
The host asked him to choose the music. And he chose a difficult one to dance: tuntuna. I wasn’t sure if how he’s gonna do it. But he rocked! Also the host was surprised, haha.

Now going to Europe:
4.- Frenchy: now it was time for Romain, haha. I was waiting for this moment so long, just wondering what he’s gonna do. First the host asked him to sing, haha, and he did it! But just briefly, it was a joke. Now it was time for dancing, but what? French Can-Can, haha. The host joined him and the 2 were dancing together, haha. So fun! Well, Romain has to be ready for the Meet Up. He’d have to say he’s French at that time too, hehe.
5.- English guy: he was also by his own and the host didn’t know what music he could dance. So his solution was: they guy should sing a Rolling Stones’ song.

Satisfaction...
Haha, and he did it with mimics and everything haha.
6.- Austrian ambassador: what kind of music do we know from Austria? The vals! So he would dance it, but he was by his own and needed a partner. The host told him to call a friend or pick up somebody, and the Austrian pointed my friend Ana! She was so surprised and ended dancing vals with this guy, haha. Brandon just said: My wife!!!!
7.- Portuguese lady: since nobody knew what she could dance. She was asked to dance a bit of Brazilian samba, haha
8.- Swiss shy kids: there were 1 boy and 2 girls, all under 15 years old. They felt embarrased with the spot lights... and barely danced. Poor kids! Give them a big hurra!

Back to South America:
9.

planning their performance, haha
- Uruguay was present too: the host was forgetting the Uruguay sir. He’d dance a tango. The host asked him if he’d like to dance with Ana too, haha. But his wife was there, so he called her. 

And what’s up with the USA representants? Well, the host was saving that for last, haha.
10.- American gang: they were 4 people. Mike, Brandon, another boy and 1 girl. I was wondering what the host planned for them. Well, they would have to dance as a group and also one by one, haha. So, they will prepare a choreography. All the audience was having fun and cheering them. Well, the host wanted them to do something special and since there was just a girl.

with Jenny
He took a chair and placed it in the middle. The lady would take a sit, while the 3 guys would dance for her, lol This gang was extremely fun, so their performance couldn’t stop. And the host didn’t want them to dance the YMCA, haha.

Well, after lots of fun and laughs they went back to their tables and the dancers came back. It was time for another Peruvian dance: “Afro” from the south coast. This is typical from the people from Africa who came as slaves during the Colonial Times. Wow, that dance requires good skills - specially for moving the hips. At last but not least, they presented another dance from the coast, but this time from the north: the elegant and graceful “Marinera”. It was 3am when the show was over and the place had to close. 

We had a great time here and was the best way for Mike’s to spend his last night in Lima.

with Cheburashka at Tayta. He had to be there too.
Would it be over? No way, he was still missing the “Tayta” a MUST, if you were with Yadi, haha. So, let’s go to Tayta. Just 5 of us went there: Jenny, Romain, Elena, Mike and I. We arrived around 3:45 am, haha. A table was waiting for us, had some beer and started to chat and chill out. We were tired to dance, but not to hang out with new friends. We stayed there until 4:45am, just 1 hour. But Mike should go to “my” bar, haha. Mike had to catch a flight next morning and was time to leave. I arrived home around 5am! When the birds were singing haha.

I had a blast and will miss Mike. Hope meeting him again soon. The past few days were just great!

yadilitta says:
well, it's part of it. So better start practicing. Haha, you are gonna be a big group from the States...
Posted on: Aug 15, 2008
geerbox says:
So, we are going here for the Meetup??? I think Yadi revealed a secret!!!! I better start practicing my dance moves, hahaha!!
Posted on: Aug 15, 2008
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Welcome to Peru!!! he did an amazi…
Welcome to Peru!!! he did an amaz…
Anita was the 1st who danced
Anita was the 1st who danced
with our Pisco drinks - salud!
with our Pisco drinks - salud!
Yadi & Jenny haha
Yadi & Jenny haha
the funnest foreigners, yay!
the funnest foreigners, yay!
with Vanessa
with Vanessa
he knows how to dance!
he knows how to dance!
what am I gonna do with you, big b…
what am I gonna do with you, big …
Satisfaction...
Satisfaction...
planning their performance, haha
planning their performance, haha
with Jenny
with Jenny
with Cheburashka at Tayta. He had …
with Cheburashka at Tayta. He had…
the 1st pic at the place: Yadi, Mi…
the 1st pic at the place: Yadi, M…
the first pic of the dancers
the first pic of the dancers
1st dance - Sicuris
1st dance - Sicuris
part of the audience dancing with …
part of the audience dancing with…
being part of the show
being part of the show
Brandon was a photographer, hehe
Brandon was a photographer, hehe
Belka, Anita & Yadi
Belka, Anita & Yadi
Yadi & Jenny
Yadi & Jenny
great custom
great custom
one of the first dances
one of the first dances
:)
:)
great customs
great customs
close up!
close up!
with my Piscoco hehe
with my Piscoco hehe
Yadi, Ana & Brandon
Yadi, Ana & Brandon
a dance from the Rainforest
a dance from the Rainforest
and they became good friends! Miss…
and they became good friends! Mis…
party time!
party time!
party time!!!!
party time!!!!
paparazzi shot!
paparazzi shot!
dancing! Jenny was the paparazzi
dancing! Jenny was the paparazzi
Fabricio & Annie
Fabricio & Annie
4 cute girls: Annie, Belka, Ana & …
4 cute girls: Annie, Belka, Ana &…
The Llamerada
The Llamerada
more llamerada
more llamerada
La Llamerada
La Llamerada
Belka, Annie, Yadi, Anita & Brandon
Belka, Annie, Yadi, Anita & Brandon
Marinera from Arequipa
Marinera from Arequipa
Viva el Peru!!!!
Viva el Peru!!!!
aha! 2 American...
aha! 2 American...
where in America are you from?
where in America are you from?
wow, look at this tall guy!!!!
wow, look at this tall guy!!!!
Yes you said it: Im French! haha
Yes you said it: "I'm French!" haha
Proudly holding the Peruvian flag
Proudly holding the Peruvian flag
getting ready for the Morenada
getting ready for the Morenada
do they wear miniskirts in cold Pu…
do they wear miniskirts in cold P…
La Morenada
La Morenada
La Morenada
La Morenada
Mike and I just arrived to the Can…
Mike and I just arrived to the Ca…
getting ready for the Tuntuna
getting ready for the Tuntuna
Tuntuna
Tuntuna
Tuntuna
Tuntuna
La Morenada
La Morenada
Mike, Yadi, Vanessa and her friend
Mike, Yadi, Vanessa and her friend
he was explaining his plans for th…
he was explaining his plans for t…
Viva el Peru!!!!
Viva el Peru!!!!
all our new friends enjoying Peru …
all our new friends enjoying Peru…
clapping
clapping
what are we gonna do now?
what are we gonna do now?
yes, this is MY flag...
yes, this is MY flag...
Colombian crowd in action
Colombian crowd in action
The Venezuelan trying the Joropo
The Venezuelan trying the Joropo
now, he wants to dance too.
now, he wants to dance too.
the Bolivian expert!
the Bolivian expert!
the host and Romain, better not ma…
the host and Romain, better not m…
dancing the French Can-Can with a …
dancing the French Can-Can with a…
haha
haha
haha, Can-Can
haha, Can-Can
hey, no applauses?
hey, no applauses?
I cant get no
I can't get no
the Austrian vals...
the Austrian vals...
ta ta ta ta ta ta ta
ta ta ta ta ta ta ta
the portuguese lady trying Samba
the portuguese lady trying Samba
dancing tango - Uruguay
dancing tango - Uruguay
and here is the American gang!!!
and here is the American gang!!!
the American gang!
the American gang!
Mike in action!
Mike in action!
dance Brandon! :)
dance Brandon! :)
oh oh!! a chair, mmm
oh oh!! a chair, mmm
haha, lap dance?
haha, lap dance?
OMG!!!
OMG!!!
great group!
great group!
YMCA pic
YMCA pic
great dancers
great dancers
lando
lando
Afro
Afro
no comments
no comments
great dancer!
great dancer!
matching cell phones!
matching cell phones!
Marinera!
Marinera!
at the penha
at the penha
with Mike & Cheburashka just arriv…
with Mike & Cheburashka just arri…
beers at Tayta - a MUST
beers at Tayta - a MUST
at Tayta: Elena, Romain, Yadi & Je…
at Tayta: Elena, Romain, Yadi & J…
Elena & Romain
Elena & Romain
what face is that?
what face is that?
I miss Cheburashka...
I miss Cheburashka...
Cheburashka is so cute!!!! I think…
Cheburashka is so cute!!!! I thin…
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