8/26/09…Ruta Maya

Ruta Maya

This was the first time that I had the opportunity to see live Latin music in Austin.  It was definitely a different experience vs. seeing Salsa music in Orlando or Chicago.  The 11 piece Salsa band was GREAT.  What wasn’t that great were the salsa dancers.  I have never seen more Americans trying to dance Salsa in my life.  Fun to listen to, not so fun to watch.  There was a great big dance floor…bigger than I would expect in a coffee-house.  There was a nice stage and nice sound system to go with that big floor.  This is a coffee bar, but they also serve beer here.  Outside, there is a nice patio with seating and even some jewelry for sale.  I should mention, for those of us that prefer to listen to the music rather than to dance to it, there is also a bunch of seating surrounding the dance floor.  I would definitely go back for the music, but again not such a fan of the crowd.

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