Salsa > You know you're addicted to salsa if....

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by RugKutta, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. alemana

    alemana New Member

    for me, the moment was when i noticed a LOT of people were watching me dance at a club, and i knew, finally, that it was not because i suck.
  2. MacMoto

    MacMoto Active Member

    You make up a lame excuse to get out of works party because you just can't stand the idea of spending a weekend night drinking, chatting with your colleagues and dancing to chart music when you could go to a salsa club instead.
  3. Beto

    Beto Active Member

    All TOO familiar with this! Good one! :D
  4. SurfSalsa

    SurfSalsa New Member

    AND you only ever buy shoes that don't stick to the floor when you turn
    (and the shopkeepers think you're totally crazy when you try a few turns - especially if you're a male! been there, done that, guilty!)
    AND you wear them out on a non-salsa night hoping it would turn into one!
    (or 'engineering' it to become one!!)
  5. ArtsySalsera

    ArtsySalsera New Member

  6. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Welcome to df SurfSalsa. :D
  7. ElSereno

    ElSereno New Member

    Round here some of them do -- one club I go to caters mainly for students from the local university, which also has salsa classes in its own students' union...
  8. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    Salsa classes in university... *swoon* That sounds like heaven! :D :D

    Twilight Elena
  9. tj

    tj New Member

    You know you're addicted to salsa if/when you tell your friends that you're going to leave at 11pm, and next thing you know, it's 1AM.

  10. Leah

    Leah New Member

    :shock: oops....
  11. youngsta

    youngsta Active Member

    When you don't have time to post on a salsa message board because you have to DJ salsa and salsa dance team practice several nights a week! :lol:
  12. IsabellaCruella

    IsabellaCruella New Member

    20. Salsa is better than Sex
    21. Salsa IS Sex

    sexy! I love it. Not sure if it totally applies to me yet...
  13. Vin

    Vin New Member

    * = applies to me

    You know you're addicted to Salsa if...

    1. You vividly remember your first experience with salsa and the date it happened.*

    2. You take naps during lunch because you went dancing last night

    3. You never listen to the radio anymore because all you listen to are salsa cds/cassettes. *

    4. You cruise downtown blasting salsa music. *

    5. You go to a hip hop/dance club and you find yourself trying to find the beat of the clave.*

    6. You try your salsa moves in the hip hop/dance club with somebody that has never partner danced.

    7. You dance in your dreams.*

    8. Salsa lessons/club cover fees are now a permanent part of your monthly expenses. *

    9. You say you are going shopping for a new business outfit, but you are secretly salsa shopping.

    10. Your boyfriend/girlfriend does not understand the "strictly plutonic" relationship you have with your salsa partner because you simply cannot wait until you practice with him/her again.

    11. You watch anything that deals with body movement, (i.e. karate, gymnastics, figure skating, ballet) because you are trying to devise a new salsa move.

    12. Everything you do leads back to salsa.

    13. You sing songs with words you don't even understand. *

    14. You are the only non-latino in the Musica Latina section.

    15. You practice your turns when no one is looking. *

    16. You lightly dance your basic when you are waiting for something or when no one is looking. *

    17. People do not know you are secretly practicing your footwork when they are speaking with you on the phone. *

    18. You quit watching TV. *
    19. You convince yourself you can get by on 3-4 hours sleep per night. *

    20. Salsa is better than Sex
    21. Salsa IS Sex

    22. You have lost about 10 lbs. from dancing so much.

    23. You have searched and found EVERY club in town.

    24. Start spending more on salsa clothes than work clothes.

    25. You've considered getting a different/easier job day job to co-exist with your salsa dancing.*

    25.5 You've wondered how much you supplement your income by becoming a salsa instructor/promotor/dj*

    26. Friday nights are off limits for any events because you just CANNOT miss your salsa night.*(and mondays, Wednesdays,

    27. You can't buy enough salsa music/clothes/shoes.

    28. All your "former" friends have now abandoned you.

    29. You don't even miss your "former" friends, as long as you have your salsa!

    30. You argue about how salsa should be danced.

    31. You have met all new (better and more permanent) friends.

    32. Your friends and family do not understand what you are ranting and raving about.*

    33. You dump your boyfriend/girlfriend because he/she is getting in the way of your salsa training.*
    (in all fairness it was a long distance relationship so there were other issues)

    34. When you say, "I need my FIX for the week." you are not referring to drugs.*

    35. You cannot convince any of your friends to come with you.*

    36. You start talking 100 mph just because someone shows an interest that you like to dance salsa.

    37. You went to a salsa congress and had an information overload.

    38. You use to be humble and shy, but now you just have to show off every chance you get. *

    39. You go on vacation and instead of looking forward to seeing the main attraction, you just cannot wait until you check out the local salsa clubs. *

    40. You extend your vacation a few days, just so you can check out a local club.*

    41. You watch the MTV music awards and you don't recognize any of the new groups/singers because you never listen to that music anymore.
    MTV is channel 59 right?

    42. You are on the web all day long visiting salsa web sites. *

    43. You started working out again because you have to be in shape to wear those salsa outfits.

    44. Your shoes are worn out from spinning so much.*

    45. You start clearing space in your room so you can dance salsa there.

    46. You listen to Marc Anthony and start crying.

    47. You cannot imagine life without salsa. *

    48. You start changing your screen names to "Salsa-this" or "Salsa-that". *

    49. You are pondering getting a license plate with "Salsa" somehow in it.

    50. You sneak to your car during working hours just so you can listen to a few salsa tunes.

    51. You are a writer/columnist and all you think about is writing about salsa.

    52. You pray at night and thank God for creating salsa.

    53. You install wooden floors in your house because you prefer them over carpet (Yeah right!).

    54. You get stopped (at work, in a grocery store, in the mall, etc.) by random people telling you that they have seen you dance.

    55. The only time you rest in the club is during the merengue breaks. *

    56. You can only stand merengue for a few songs. *

    57. You are on that eternal search for those perfect shoes.

    58. Nobody wants to go shopping with you because all you talk about is
    how that would look so good in the salsa club.

    59. You are in church listening to the sermon, but secretly you are dancing in your head.

    60. You get desperate to practice and you dance with an "imaginary" partner. *

    61. You realize that the only thing you have done for the past few months is go salsa dancing every weekend and you feel you still haven't gotten enough.*

    62. You realize that the only thing you have done for the past few YEARS is go salsa dancing every weekend and you feel you still haven't gotten enough.

    63. For your birthday, you ask for something related to salsa (i.e. lessons, new shoes, new outfit).

    64. For your birthday, your friends buy you something related to salsa.

    65. You get a few friends together and the first thing that comes to mind is casino rueda.*

    66. You are looking for a wedding dress that you can dance salsa in.

    67. You use to have other hobbies. *

    68. You have chronic knee and back problems from all the dips, flips, and tricks.

    69. You start wearing tight t-shirts.

    70. You try to pass your addiction onto your other friends.

    71. You walk into the club and everyone there is like family to you.*

    72. You have experienced at least one time when you overexerted yourself on the dance floor.*

    73. Your idea of a good first date is to go salsa dancing. *

    74. Heaven is having lots of space on the dance floor. *

    75. You take something that has no relevance to salsa dancing, but somehow you manipulate the conversation to end with salsa. *

    76. Your skirt keeps getting shorter and shorter.

    77. Hell is a place where there is no salsa.

    78. Your password is SALSAFREAK.
    (I would have starred it but I am a computer security freak)

    79. You have engaged in fisticuffs with another dancer over the "one" and the "two".

    80. You decide that going out salsa dancing is more important than studying for that big exam. *

    81. You lie to your boss and tell him/her the reason you have to fly to Los Angles/New York/Miami or Puerto Rico is strictly for business.

    82. You get caught by your boss surfing the salsaweb during working hours.

    83. You did the "death-drop" move and never came back up.

    84. You leave the club at 3 a.m., completely tired from dancing all night, and you get stopped by the cops because you were swerving on the road. When the cop asks you to perform the "walk", you start busting out your salsa.

    85. You decide the only man/woman you will marry has to be a salsa dancer. *

    86. One of your pet peeves are cumbia dancers.

    87. Your family coat-of-arms features a couple salsa dancing.

    88. Club owners hate you because you go to the club and all you do is drink the free water.

    89. (Salseras only)You practice day/night with your partner and when you go to the clubs together, he goes dancing with all the different women and you never get asked.

    90. You become jealous when watching your dance partner, whom you have no relations with, dance with another person.

    91. You bust out some salsa solo moves when waiting in line to use the restroom.

    92. You have salsa music on your answering machine.

    93. You sing salsa songs in the shower. *

    94. You and your friend/partner dance in the oddest places (i.e. grocery store, mall, gym, work, etc.).

    95. After you break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend, you go out salsa dancing.*

    96. Your neighbors are wondering what the hell that is you are playing. * (they probably are)

    97. You check the salsa web's partner search everyday.

    98. You own at least 2-3 salsa instructional videos. * (they all suck, however)

    99. You were already dancing salsa while in your mother's womb.

    100. You do your leg workout earlier in the week so you can have "fresh" legs for your salsa weekend.

    101. "Wepa!" is now part of your vocabulary.

    102. When you dress up to go out in the middle of the week, your flatmates don’t even have to ask where you’re going … they know you’re going Salsa dancing.*

    103. You’ve convinced yourself that you’ve got it under control now that you only go out Salsa dancing 3 to 4 times a week*

    New 104: When you tell your non-salsa friends that you are going to LA for the weekend they ask
    "Is there some sort of big salsa thing in LA this weekend?",

    New 105: They were right about 104:)
  14. BrookeErin

    BrookeErin New Member

  15. Twilight_Elena

    Twilight_Elena Well-Known Member

    -You say to your friends (who you don't see all that often) on Saturday night, "okay, I can go out with you lot but I have Salsa class at 10.00 and so I have to leave straight away."
    -You show up late at the cinema wearing your salsa outfit (swirly skirts, blazing tops)and carrying a big bag containing your shoes, deodorant, 2 extra nylon hose pairs, alternative outfit just in case it gets dirty, nail polish, and so on (for more info see respective thread on salseras' bags).
    -You inform your friends that they'll have to pay for your ticket because you only brought money for the lesson.
    -You get no popcorn/nachos/anything to eat because you want to be ready for your salsa and salty things are bad for stamina. :p
    -You shriek when someone comes near you with anything that's sticky or could otherwise stain your outfit, shouting "Loco!"
    -Cashier gives you advertised condom samples. You give them to your friends because you don't need sex. You're going out dancing tonight. :wink:
    -Cashier gives you discount coupons for jeans franchise. All they sell is tight fitting jeans that you can't dance in. You throw the coupons away.
    -Movie is horrible. You take out mp3 loaded with salsa.
    -People tell you to be quiet when you burst into a song: *sings*"Alejateeeeee... No te quiero mas...-" "Shut UP!"
    -Someone starts singing along with you. ( :shock: :D :D :D :D ) You leave the cinema in the middle of the movie and do basic warmup moves with your newfound friend.
    -Friends don't worry about where you are since they know how to find you: just put some Celia on the cinema speakers and they see you dancing about in joy in the middle of a disgruntled crowd. :lol:

    Twilight Elena
  16. RugKutta

    RugKutta New Member

    - You practice your basic/shines while doing household chores

    - You have no shame about practicing with your imaginary partner (don't act like I'm the only one yall)

    - You ask one of your favorite partners to dance only to realize that the song is a merengue, and you say to them "let's dance later, I don't want to waste a good dance partner on a merengue."

    El amor, la paz, y SALSA

  17. Rosa

    Rosa New Member

    Yeah, our local university has its own Latin American Dance Society - though they mainly dance salsa - and I think most British universities are the same.

    Probably something similar with US ones? Could be a good spawning ground for future salsa junkies.....

    Rosa :)
  18. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Come on come on!! I say let's do bachata, or cha cha, or salsa suelta. I did all three last night to merengue. :wink: :)
  19. Vin

    Vin New Member

    ROFLMAO I have so been there, the best is when you look at each other as the song starts and both say, "let's dance later".

    When no one on the dance floor but alot of people sitting watching the band still translates to more space.
  20. Claire_Brummell

    Claire_Brummell New Member

    I'd like to add...(as well as not admitting to how many of them apply to me!)...

    Sitting in traffic you provide entertainment for all vehicles around you having 'lost yourself' in the salsa track currently on the stereo which you are singing at the top of your voice (even though it's in a language you don't know and can simply manage similar vowel sounds) - shimmying in public can create quite a stir....

    You read the "You Know You're ADDICTED to SALSA if..." list and laugh until you can feel your eyes tearing, realizing you are not alone in the world. You then show the list to your friends who you expect to have the same hysterical reaction, and defend it's humor when they just sit there and stare blankly...

    You read the "You Know You're ADDICTED to SALSA if..." list and send it to your salsa buddies who insist on highlighting just how many of them apply to you...

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