One More Thing about El Rey Azteca

There’s this heavily brass and accordion-based music playing and no one bats an eye if you take your nephew by the hand and polka around the lobby with him.  In fact, it seems just what the music, the space, and the nephew were created for.

5 thoughts on “One More Thing about El Rey Azteca

  1. Well, the music would have been created for you to two-step around the lobby with him, but otherwise that sounds about right to me.

  2. The rhythms are almost identical, it’s true. But Mexican polkas — well, they are very different from two-steps. Of course, I wasn’t there, and maybe it was a polka playing after all. (BTW, while Mexicans have polkas I don’t think any Texan even knows how.)

  3. I(native born Texan) do too know how to polka! I learned in PE class in grade school.(Square dancing too!) There are several Czech communities I could polka at, if I felt the need.

    But I don’t know how to two step…I tried to learn once but I was drunk at the time and it didn’t stick.

  4. Ooh, now you’re taking me back! In the international house at Vanderbilt, we had our very own special polka. Best way to describe it is “slam polka.” The more we drank, the more people wound up on the floor. We thought we were doing it right, but the actual Germans who actually knew what they were doing were always horrified and amazed.

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