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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
the RED HOT salsasg awards 10:37 pm

One last entry before I fly off - about the SalsaSingapore Awards at The Dancefloor, Safra @ Mount Faber last Sunday! I just have to blog about it because I had the most awesome night out at salsa for the longest time! The location is absolutely fabulous with the nicest dancefloor ever - comparable or even better than the one at Upper Club. The layout was beautiful too, with colorful lights on the band stand and the place was dim but not too dim. Perfect for dancing. ;)





The theme for the night was SalsaSingapore's logo color - red. So there were red-clad people walking around everywhere, which really was quite entertaining since it looked like Chinese New Year had arrived early or something.



Instead of wearing a red top like everyone else, I decided to go with a red bottom instead because...well just because I felt like being different, I guess? :P



Attitude rocked the night that day - we took 3 awards in all! Well, or rather, Gupson took 3 awards - he had to go up thrice to receive them: 1. Best school for learning beginner On1 salsa, 2. Best school for learning intermediate/advanced On1 salsa, 3. Gupson was voted favorite male salsa instructor. Yay!



Also, best newcomer in the salsa scene of 2008 was...S.O.S. (Save Our Salsa) held every month at Azzucar by Jean and Meling! A well-deserved win, I must say. :)



Also, Samantha and Barry (of Grupo Invicta) showcased their qualifying piece for the World Salsa Championships 2008 for the very first time in Singapore. It was SUPERB. They were supposed to fly to Orlando for the WSC 2008 semi-finals a week or two ago, but the WSC 2008 was postponed indefinitely because of the financial crisis or a lack of sponsorship or something along those lines. What a waste.



Basically...we had a lot of fun that night. Unfortunately, the turnout wasn't that good for some strange reason or another - but ah well, too bad for the guys who missed out! That was also probably why there was ample space to dance and shine and do all sorts of crazy stuff, so perhaps that was a good thing and not a bad one, but I'm just a little concerned that the poor turnout possibly means fewer such events. Seriously, the scene needs to be more supportive of events.











I shall end this post with what I thought was the funniest picture ever...



Just look at Gupson! HAHAHAHA. He's been reduced to two little torches as his eyes because he's so dark that he blended into the dark background. As Kelly put it, he looks exactly like a cute little raccoon stuck in the tree here where nothing else of his face can be seen but his glowing eyes. :P

You can read more about the event at the SalsaSingapore website.

Also, much thanks to SalsaSg and Kelly for the pictures because I was too lazy to whip my camera out that night! :)

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