October 9th, 2013

It is with mixed feelings that I make this announcement.  Our Wednesday night Milonga will be leaving Casa Vicente after October 16th.  It has been a wonderful run, of over eight years, but after working the numbers time and again it has become apparent that there isn’t room for enough dancers to make a Milonga bring in the revenue needed.

The Wednesday night Milonga will go on, and for those of us old enough to remember we have survived worse.  I am scouting new locations over the next two weeks, and hope to have no break in our continuity.  I would like to invite you to come and share a bittersweet moment tonight, or next week, on the dance floor.  The ambiance at Casa Vicente will be hard to match.

I think Chaucer said it best in The Knight’s Tale:

Lo now, the oak, that has long nourishing
Even from the time that it begins to spring,
And has so long a life, as we may see,
Yet at the last all wasted is the tree.
Consider, too, how even the hard stone
Under our feet we tread each day upon
Yet wastes it, as it lies beside the way.
And the broad river will be dry some day.
And great towns wane; we see them vanishing.
Thus may we see the end to everything.