Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A Little 1 AM Sertaneja Anyone?

After supper last night, Eric asked me what I wanted to do for the night. Well, I didn't really have any plans (hence the reason I was still wearing the jeans and t-shirt that I was wearing while earlier on my hands and knees scrubbing the spots on the stone floor with my Mr. Clean Magic Eraser-which is absolutely magic by the way!) I returned the question to him and he said, "Well, we could go to Minas Casa to look for chairs, or we are invited to go out tonight to Alambique for Bragaia's birthday." Well, why not, let's go out and be social!

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.


Amanda said...

Gee, I hope you know my husband is living vicariously through you two!

One good thing about staying home is having the option to get back in bed after a late night, huh?

Love the pictures from Georgia. There aint nothing like a good georgia dirt road is there? And thank you so much for the adorable outfits that you sent the twins. I LOVE the dress and can't wait for her to be able to wear it!

Amanda said...

Just to clear up any misunderstanding about Jon living vicariously through you guys, I was talking about living in Brasil, NOT going to a night club!! :)

Emily said...

You crack me up Amanda! :)

(For those readers who don't know, Amanda is Jon's wife. Jon is a primitive baptist preacher.)