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.