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jim in paris

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news from old europe....................
« on: February 23, 2010, 05:52:56 AM »

hi all

some news : last sunday we(lapin and I) played a spintop show for a benefit event organized by an association of south americans living in paris
there were people from Peru,Bolivia and Argentina
you can imagine what happened : we met at least 5 persons(including one woman) who could throw on the floor and do a big scoop
we had a really great time ......and one more word to add to the wiki tops (neff) : « curaro »
 it's the name given in Argentina for a top which moves a lot unexpectedly like a drunk man
we are invited to another venue with bolivians in 2 weeks
the food was good too , a vegetable soup and beef stew with a mild-spicy taste

next thursday we do our first paid gig of the year : on a boat cruising the river Seine...we 'll get 80 each : not bad for true « amateurs » ( mr taxman will remain unaware of it ) ;D ;D

so long


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Re: news from old europe....................
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 10:08:37 AM »

The gig on the boat on the Seine (bateau mouche?) should be great fun.

It sounds like you may be teaching some South Americans to throw tops. That reminds me that I took tango dancing classes in the US . . .  ???


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Re: news from old europe....................
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 01:24:57 PM »

Is funny how people compare a wobbly Top with a drunken man, in Colombia they call this wobbly tops "Zangarretos". Normally a Zangarreto is the consequence of a bent tip or "herron" after trowing the Top too hard to the floor. A zangarreto top is very useful to brake other tops after winning in battle top.

Be careful on the boat cruising the Siene, dont become very Zangarreto, you might end up in the water!!!


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Re: news from old europe....................
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 01:11:38 PM »

ha, ha, ha! The classic comparison of a drunkhard and a top!