Monday, 10 August 2009

Evita, 21 July 2009

So, I am a big fan of the movie Evita. I guess I would love the musical too but I have never actually seen it. But for me, the movie is just perfect, but it is the sound track that I love more than anything. I love nothing more than listening along to the sound track and belting out the songs at the top of my voice. And when I sit and listen to the album I can actually visualise the movie so perfectly (yes, I have watched it many a time, probably too many, but it is just a great film).

So anyway, because of my love for all things to do with the movie I knew I was going to love Buenos Aires, and subsequently ever since I arrived in Argentina I have been eager to get to BA: 'I wanna be a part of B. A. Buenos Aires'. But, ever since I have been in Argentina I have refused to play the Evita soundtrack to myself on the iPod. I knew that once I started on the soundtrack I would not be able to stop playing it over, and over, and over again!

That was until... the journey from Rosario to Buenos Aires... A four hour journey... I listened to the sound track on repeat. I listened to the entire soundtrack 4 times! 4 times!

Now, I always get excited when I'm on my way to a new place, but this was a whole new level of anticipation and ridiculous excitement!

The journey to BA was horrendous, it was a total downpour the whole way. I had a romanticised ideal in my head that as I pulled into BA the sun would appear and the whole world would turn sepia. Ok, well maybe I didn't expect the world to turn sepia, but i certainly hoped that the sun would come out.

It didn't. I arrived in rain. Lots of rain. I walked to the metro in the rain. Then I got off the metro and walked to my hostel in the rain.

But even though it was cold and wet and miserable, the rain didn't bother me... I was singing along to all the Evita songs in my head and for once, even the bad weather couldn't dampen my spirit!

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