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What your favourite orchestra says about you (according to tango snobs)

posted Dec 14, 2016, 3:49 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 14, 2016, 3:55 PM ]
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Couldn't resist sharing this humorous take on tango snobbery from Elmer Pascal - a tango aficionado from Canada. Love his take on Fresedo!

Which describes you best? 

Canaro 

Canaro was a sellout, and you're a sellout for liking him. I bet you love Starbucks and watching reruns of 'Friends'. 

D'arienzo 

If you need the beat screamed at you and hate layers, sure. You must be a beginner.

Di Sarl

This is what orchestra people say when they don't know what to say. Boring and predictable. 

Troilo  

A hipster's answer. You're trying to appear knowledgeable and as an advanced dancer. You pretend to "get" Troilo and talk about his "nuanced layers." Your ruse isn't fooling anyone. 

Pugliese

Of course you like Pugliese. Everyone likes Pugliese. I bet you also loooove gaunchos and volcadas, and the beat is a mystery to you. 

Biagi 

You like to memorise strange beat patterns then make your partner feel bad when they "can't follow/lead them.

Donato 
Do you even understand what tango is about? It's about soul-crushing sadness, not all this silly happy, upbeat mess. 

Fresedo 

Worse than Donato. I don't want to get diabetes while I dance. 

Tanturi / Calo / Demare 

This answer is actually acceptable. 

Laurenz

What, did you listen to Alma de Bohemio once? 

De Angelis

I hope you're joking. How can you stand those violins? It's like sucking on a lemon. 

OTV / De Caro / Firpo / Lomuto

Aw, grandpa over here loves to tango, if by "tango" you mean shuffling around the floor for 12 minutes.

D'Agostino

All of his music sounds the same. Your typical breakfast is unbuttered toast with plain oatmeal, and you like to tell stories no one cares about.

Rodriguez

You know he's almost never played in Buenos Aires right?

Piazzolla

Get out.