09 July 2008

4th of July

Woah, I forgot to post about what we did on the 4th of July in Quito. As I predicted, we drank heavily and several more students and staff arrived, so we decided to go to this swank club called Bungalow 6. It's one of those places I usually avoid, with a line out front and a bouncer who lifts the chain when he feels like letting a couple people in. Ladies were free, and guys had a $4 cover that included the first drink. I'm generally staunchly against bars that require cover, but it was going to be fun so I went anyway.

The bouncer let in all the girls from our group and then held out all of the guys, and after a minute asked for ID. We showed him, and he let one guy in who was from New Zealand, and left the rest of us outside for another minute, and we were very confused. Then he opened the chain, said Happy 4th of July, and let us in without cover! Only the New Zealander had to pay, which is why he was let in alone. He's sitting next to me right now, and I'm sure he's still totally bitter about it.

As soon as we got in there, it was officially dancing time. I had a blast, especially cause I didn't spend a dime. I didn't want any more drinks, I just danced around with everybody. If you know me at all you know that I don't know how/strongly dislike to dance, but it was exciting and I did my jumping dance and the hoe-down to the hip-hop type music that was playing, and all the Ecuadorians were looking at me like I was retarted but the folks I was with minded slightly less. So that was great. Haven't been dancing since, but I'm sure it'll happen sometime and I have a dedicated dance partner because of that night and .. yeah that's about it.



"Maria (BIC)," as I believe I am listed in your phone said...

Hola. I love this story. This bouncer makes me smile.

I want to go on a five-mile hike and be greeted by baby chickens and pigs lounging under agave plants (which look like what? I have no idea!). Ah, well, for now I will experience these things vicariously through your stories.

Keep having fun in Ecuador!!

Leta said...

Woohoo, dancing. I danced all last night, and it was great, especially because my partner was wearing this sweet seventies nylon shirt.

Your exploits sound exciting :-)

Word verification thing again, because it's amusing here, too:

Let me know when my letter reaches you! I put too much postage on it, but I always worry that it'll be lost on the way. Deteriorating in the bottom of the ocean, maybe. Or frozen solid on some desolate mountain. You know. All dramatic and exciting.

Dara said...

I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things I've never done before.
I'll never know What made it so exciting;
Why all at once My heart took flight. I only know when he
Began to dance with me I could have danced,
danced, danced all night!


Anonymous said...

glad that you had a good time at bungalow 6. the 4th being a American holiday we let Americans in free that day. we have girls go in first because we don't want a traffic jam at the entrance while guys pay. we charge guys, because we want an even ratio of girls and guys and they get a drink with the cover, so its not to bad. also if you got there after 10:30 we usually have to let one person out and then one in, it gets really crowded. if your kiwi friend is still in Quito or visits Quito again tell him to stop in and ask for Sean and a drink on me.