Halloween WARNING: This post includes some pretty scary things: The dangers of witchcraft, references to nightmare-inducing mythical creatures, and images of US Marines in a combat zone.
Every village has a its own mythical creature. Every milonga has someone who stands out in a crowd in the wrong way. Dressing up cannot hide this creature. You can identify their distinctive sound: A bump in the night. Sometime these creatures are chameleon like. Sometimes they appear like innocent beginners, but more often they hide in the disguise of "one of the best dancers in the community" costume. Bump in the nigh reveals who they really are. (Elvis sang about them: "Whole lota bumping going on.") The Burro-Mariposa is not like the tooth fairy, this creature really does exist. The so-called mythical being, the Burro-Mariposa (a donkey-butterfly), has been spotted at many milongas flitting about the dance floor like a butterfly but with a certain amount of weight uncharacteristic to butterflies. The horror is too much for me to detail further.
Now for the horror of the battlefield:
US Marines are a hard breed of men and women. But friendly fire is sometimes the biggest danger in combat or the dance floor. Please do not watch this before bed.
Video clip thanks to by Alex: http://www.alextangofuego.blogspot.com/ Love it!
Send this video link to your own burro-butterfly, with the hope of bringing him or her into a more social way to dance. One less jackass-butterfly on the dance floor will make the world a much better and safer place.
Happy Halloween, Tangueros / Tangueras!