It’s summer in Buenos Aires. The afternoon brings the highest temperatures of the day between 1:00 and 4:00, but relief usually comes at night. I live without air-conditioning at home, and I appreciate dancing in air-conditioned comfort at Lo de Celia.
There are still a few milonga venues without air-conditioning, only fans — Confiteria Ideal and Nuevo Salon La Argentina.
There is no way to avoid feeling warmer when two bodies are moving together.
The air-conditioning wasn’t working on Friday, January 8, in Obelisco Tango, so dancers went elsewhere. A friend and I arrived at 1:00am, surprised there were so few dancers and were not charged admission. There was no water in the bathrooms. The air-conditioning started working again, so we stayed until the end.
The central air-conditioning system in La Nacional wasn’t functioning, so the organizers of El Maipu temporarily moved their milonga on January 18 to Obelisco Tango.
I heard yesterday that the air-conditioning wasn’t working last Friday night in Plaza Bohemia.
There is a great demand for electricity in the summer, so you may find yourself at a milonga without air-conditioning. Be prepared with a fan and handkerchief.