Pet Peeves of a Tango Dancer
Tango Pet Peeves
This is a list where people can submit "unique" situations about their experiences in tango that hinders their enjoyment of the dance. This could be anything annoying, frustrating, embarassing, creepy, awkward and more.
I welcome personal experiences to be posted here, and will have them organized by "unique" situation, both leader and follower perspective.
Depending on the information given, I may have them ranked from mild, to severe. The purpose of this is to raise awareness of tango etiquette, on and off the floor, personal and community.
If you are submitting information, please refrain using actual names in situations. To make this any sort of entertaining, go ahead and use names of Disney characters, comic book characters, video game characters, tv show characters, whatever relates you best to the situation.
**Comments will be unfiltered for now. If it gets out of hand, I will have an approval setting before comments get posted. You can leave your name and city if you so choose, but otherwise will remain anonymous.
From Leaders Perspective:
~ One of the worst is when Cinderella has a distinct B.O. and I dance with her. Armpits exposed (not that a shirt would prevent this) and dancing close embrace with me. I would be lucky if I was wearing something longer sleeved than a t-shirt. At which point, her arm pit rubs off its nasty stench and leaves a mark on my arm/sleeve. The story becomes quite unconvincing if Sleeping Beauty were to come and dance with me next and notices the smell only for me to blame it on someone that "looks" like Cinderella. She'll blame it on me and she'll give a face and experience that's unbecoming of Sleeping Beauty. I don't want to have to change a shirt sooner than I have to.
~ Now when I'm dancing with Catwoman, often times she had just freshly taken her mask off. Her hair spreads out very frizzy and off to the right side of her head... in my face when dancing close embrace. It tickles my nose and blocks my view. And then she gets upset when I switch and stay in open embrace. Lose-lose situation for me.
From Followers Perspective:
~ One of the creepiest is when you're dancing with Pinocchio in close embrace, and all of a sudden he starts mumbling dirty talk with his best Sebastian voice. "Oohh yea, baby..." Only for you not to know if it's about you, his girlfriend/wife, some other mermaid dancing out there or whatnot. It's only tango people, keep your fairy god-mother fantasies to yourself!