This was so sweet.
Last weekend we've been teaching in Celje at the Festivalito Rural. Our friends Saso and Alja always create a unique and very friendly ambiance. After the demo, they like to give us a small present - no flowers but something real useful and personal. Last year, Detlef got an antique iron. (Facebook friends know why.)
This year, it was my turn. I got a complete Tango police kit for interventions at Milongas and it was presented in an extraordinary way:
The music started and Saso - the conferencier - began to describe a typical Milonga, whilst Alja was sitting on the side of the dance-floor and demonstrating the use of my present:
A nice couple entered the floor and started dancing in a close embrace and civilized way. They were presented the green "milonguero? si!" card.
Another couple joined them, dancing a little disoriented and bumping into the first dancers. Alja showed the yellow "milonguero? no!" card with a stern expression. (Actually the yellow card should say "milonguero? not yet!" in my opinion. That's a minor flaw.)
The last couple perfectly impersonated an out-of-control guy and a poor woman being dragged onto the floor and forced into weird poses. Exactly as I had described it in my article. They were shown very decidedly the red "milonguero? no!" card.
Great idea! Everyone loved it.
From now on, I will carry my Tango police kit to every Milonga. Evildoers beware! ;-)