Confessions are all about secrets or guilty pleasures – so I will tell you mine. There is a party called Szieszta every six months, which is like a flashback into the 50’s. All the girls wear dresses, all the boys are in shirts. We dance in pairs – you know, in vintage style: one boy+one girl. We dance in the styles of the 50’s: cha-cha-cha, rumba, rocky, waltz, salsa etc. The music is also like that: for instance loads of Elvis Presley songs are played. But naturally the main events of this party are the collective dances: Macarena, Limbo and Lollipop. The whole thing is from 7 pm to 2 am, so at the end everybody is totally exhausted but absolutely happy. All of them – all of us – are waiting for this for the whole year.
It’s not really a secret – you can come, if you want. (You find more details here: http://szieszta.net/, next event will be on 25th Oct., at Mathias Corvinus dormitory.) The reason I decided to write this is that before experiencing Szieszta, I couldn’t imagine such a great party. All the people there – and don’t think they are all grannies, most of them in their twenties – are absolutely average in life. But on Halloween and on Easter Monday, they all put up their pretty spotted dresses and fancy shirts, and party like their grandparents did.