This line is from the hitch hikers guide to the Galaxy. It basicaly implies that somebody who can stay in control of virtually any situation is somebody who knows where his or her towel is.
In this article I am referring to Gents knowing where ones towel is when hitting the Salsa Scene, because if it is more than 200 meters away, it just may be too far.
Now, I know what you are thinking – ‘Carrying a towel is not cool and where the hell would I put it anyway?!’ Well you may be surprised to find out, your sweat is not cool either & you can keep your towel in your car or carry a small one that fits in the back of your pocket.
When its HOT, (& Cape Town has been scorching lately, plus we all know authentic salsa scenes do not have air-conditioning) you gotta come prepared. I have actually been nick-named ‘Linus'(the character from peanuts- picture below) by a certain Salsera because you will always find me with a towel (or 2, depending on how hot it is) every time I hit the salsa scene.
Gents after all is said and done, you will probably get away with dripping like a faucet on the dance floor because to the ladies, dancing is worth the minor inconvenience. However, if you wanna make the ladies want to dance with you even more than they already do, dabbing a towel over your head on occasion will definitely help.
Oh and don’t get me wrong, a certain amount of sweat is good. This is salsa after all, its supposed to be hot & sexy. But just like anything else in life there is a limit – So come prepared.
Below are 3 easy steps to ‘Always knowing where your towel is’:
1. Always carry a towel and an extra t-shirt or even 2 in the back of your car.
2. Always have some Roll-on and deodorant handy in the back of your car. sweat is 1 thing, but bad Body odor is another.
3. If for some reason you do not have a towel or extra t-shirt on-hand, then take a break every now and then to allow your body to cool down naturally.
Chapter 3 of the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy:
“ … a towel has immense psychological value…… any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”
So do you know where your towel is?
Que Viva La Salsa!