As they say you keep the best for the last and there is a reason for this. Especially if you are travelling in Buenos Aires and you have been there and seen all. Make sure you attend the spectacular performance at the Senor Tango as your very last activity in the amazing Argentine capital. Wondering why? Read on.
No visit in Argentina can be complete if you don’t visit a Tango show. There are various options naturally and a simple Google search will produce lots of options for you to choose from. If you want to save time then I will recommend you to confidently make a reservation at Senor Tango. I reserved the VIP package with dinner to celebrate in style Tanusree’s birthday and it was worth the decision. We were picked up from our hotel by the company’s own transport. True that in first impression that service seemed dodgy, shabby and simply bad. We were expecting a private taxi or car but it transpired that we had to place ourselves in the last seat of a dark and dubious ten-seater microbus where other guests were already sitting. So we got the idea that the microbus will make rounds of various hotels to pick up other guests and then finally arrive at the venue. Not good we thought and the microbus was quite suffocating. So yes, it just may be a good idea to reserve your own transport to and from the venue. Note that the show ends very late at night and you won’t find any taxis standing outside. So the group microbus may be the only option then if you don’t reserve taxis in advance.
After a few hop on hop offs around the hotels in Buenos Aires the microbus finally brought us at the entrance of the Senor Tango venue. The entrance had brightly lit neon lights and making the first impression that what will be shown inside will be really flashy and gaudy. Being in the VIP list, we were called upon for the fast track entry and escorted by a dedicated waiter to our very own private cabin. The moment you step in you are transported into a world of extravaganza with colourful walls, statues, faces, shades of lights and shiny curtains. We got our cabin on the 1st floor from where we could get an elevated view of the proceedings. Guests who preferred to opt for the executive options had to sit in a dining table of ten other people and on the ground floor where the stage was.
We were given the menu by our dedicated waiter and wine was flowing freely. The dinner was served first and the usual show start time was around 10pm. The quality of the food was impeccable and the service was satisfactory. We finished the delicious dinner with cosy conversations and sips of wine while warming up in anticipation. The lights got dim around 10 and the announcement was made .We made our way to sit close to the balcony ready with our telefocus lense. The dramatic introduction of the show was done by dancing performers and real live horses draped in the blue and white Argentine flags. Never before I’ve seen real horses being used in an indoor performance on a stage! This was unexpected and dramatic. Then came one couple after another and I guess there were in total 10 couples who took turns to come on stage and perform electrifying Tango dances. There were singing performances by other male and female singers in between the dance duets and powerful rendition of opera-like songs were given by those brilliant performers.
The Tango dancers were out of this world. They were hot, humid, rather horny, athletic, crispy, flexible, quick, sharp, swinging, sexy and superstars. The force of the emotion that they were portraying through the sharp cuts of their legs and swift turn of their waists – you are bound to be mesmerised by the beauty of Tango. The very feeling that that may be your last day in this amazing capital, you will feel every beat of Tango thousand times more. You will be so much awestruck by the performance of each couple that you will soon get into a trance mode where feel good factor will prevail for long time.
One thing you will forget doing during the 3 hours performance will be to look at your watch. Time will fly before you realise when the show is nearing its end. All the performers come up on stage including the singers. The stage keeps revolving and they stand in circle. While they sing aloud the beautiful ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’ as a tribute to the darling daughter of the nation i.e. Eva Peron, at the very climax some Argentine flags drop on the performers with graffiti from the ceiling all of which will make you spring from your seat and stand up with thundering claps and adulation. You will keep waving your hand and clapping along with the full house of audience until the lights are turned off. The experience will be so vivid in your mind that when you will leave Argentina back to your home the following day, you will leave with the energy this country will send with you. You will become Senor Tango yourself – full of life, energy, emotion – full of Argentina.