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How to tell if you are a Tango Addict


  • Your wardrobe is predominantly black.
  • You keep a pair of dance shoes in your car.
  • You own a bootleg copy of Tango Bar.
  • Ocho is more than just a number.
  • You know who Carlos Gardel is.
  • You travel interstate to tango.
  • What pre-tango days?
  • Your favorite color is tango black.
  • You dance tango in your mind.
  • You have to dance. You have to dance.
  • You have been spotted dancing tango in parking lots.
  • You have developed a healthy fear of foot injuries.
  • You make sure you never run out of breath mints.
  • Your fantasy travel destination is Buenos Aires.
  • You become associated with a signature move.
  • You're reading this to see if you are
  • Your interest in shoes can easily be mistaken for a fetish.
  • You no longer freak out at the prospect of leading a boleo.
  • You no longer have parties at your house; you host milongas.
  • You wish you paid more attention in high school Spanish class.
  • You've progressed from the practice hold to full contact tango.
  • You listen to tango music when you're not at a practica or milonga.
  • You have been known to sing in the ear of your partner while dancing.
  • You go through withdrawal without at least one tango-high per week.
  • You've had the big tango-fight with your partner/friends/teacher.
  • You've sold or moved most of your furniture to give yourself practice space.
  • You bring your ankles and knees together all the time, even in the elevator.
  • You plan the rest of your social life so it doesn't conflict with tango nights.
  • You are unable to schedule major surgery without compromising tango commitments.
  • One of the most exciting things in the world is to dance tango with a complete stranger.
  • You now view the world in terms of people who tango and those unfortunate souls who don't.
  • You recognize that special glow in the night as another hotbed of tango erupts in the distance.
  • Your descriptions of tango have shifted from "unbounded enthusiasm" to "you wouldn't understand..."
  • You've stopped saying sorry when you screw up - you just tango out of the trouble you got into.
  • You bring your own tango CDs to wedding receptions to ensure that your requests will be played.
  • Your friends are secrectly plotting to kidnap you for a week of serious deprogramming.
  • You have developed the ability to turn any conversation to tango within 2 minutes.
  • Friends and family automatically assume that you want tango-related birthday gifts.
  • You have to work hard to maintain non-tango friendships (if you have any left).
  • You've figured out how to find the hidden tango sections in any record store.
  • You've been dancing a year and still don't get bored talking tango.
  • Little else in your life gets done compared to your pre-tango days.
  • Your passion-index is much higher compared to your pre-tango days.
  • When you look in the mirror, you are usually looking at your feet.
  • Your shopping cart often substitutes as your dance partner.
  • You have hosted someone from Buenos Aires at your home.
  • Tango never fails to energize, no matter how tired you are.
  • You find that you sandwich feet far more often than shake hands
  • Your computer passwords at work are always phrases related to tango.
  • Before traveling, you check out the net for tango events in that area.
  • You seek out stories from those who have danced tango in other countries.
  • You can't resist dancing a few tango steps whenever you cross a wooden floor
  • You remember the place and partner with whom you danced your first real tango.
  • Posters for upcoming tango events are always magnetized to your refrigerator.
  • You regularly shop the local Salvation Army to suppliment your tango wardrobe.
  • You are willing to spend twice as much time driving to a milonga as you actually dance.
  • You automatically do something Tango-ish whenever you navigate through a crowd.
  • Your ear has been trained to recognize the tango possibilities in all forms of music.
  • The thought enters your mind that Johnny Cash was aware of tango black long before you.
  • You have found yourself caught in unusual situations that are best described as a Tango Moment.
  • Whenever you wait in line, you must fight the urge to randomly gancho those around you
  • Tango has diminished, if not ruined, the appeal of every other dance you ever did.
  • You've put your house on the market to support your tango habit
  • You could add something to this list
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    "A good tango dancer is one who listens to the music. We dance the music, not steps.
    You see, we are painters. We paint the music with our feet."
    ~ Carlos Gavito


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