We got to Alambique (which is basically a country dance club) at about 9:30. Nobody else showed up until about 10:30. We expected the band to start playing about 11:00, but it didn't go on until 12:40 this morning! It was a lot of fun and the band was really good, but it was a little later than we normally go for on a Tuesday night! The music was Sertaneja (which is Brasil's version of country music.) The place was packed and we later pondered on whether or not all those people had to get up and go somewhere this morning. Especially the ones who were standing in line to get in still when we were party poopers and left a little after 1:30 am. We arrived home sometime right around 2:00.
I felt pretty bad for my sweetie when the alarm went off at 6:30 this morning. Not bad enough to get out of bed too, but I did get up temporarily to kiss him goodbye and walk him to the door. :)
Here we are with Bragaia and his girlfriend. He is one of Eric's co-workers. They are such a fun couple!
As you can see, the place was absolutely packed! (Oh, and for those of you worrying that I am the only blonde in Brasil: see? more blonde hair! And even some curly hair-although most of the curly-headed girls have dark hair. But still, improve on my Portuguese and I can sort of kind of almost pass for a Brasilian.)
And this is a shot from outside as we were leaving at 1:30 this morning. The line wrapped back and forth a few times. There were A LOT of people still waiting to get in! Good thing the clubs here don't close until after 4:00 am, I guess!
And then, here is a link to a video of the music last night. You know, in case you were wondering what sertaneja music sounds like. We tried to get some crowd shots, but it was just too dark for the digital camera's video feature.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-361680376286742770&hl=en