Most bars in Brazil are what you expect. Open space with tables and chairs, different kinds of local beer, perhaps a menu to order food if you get hungry, a TV playing soccer in the corner … the usual.
But not last night. Last night we went to the Brazilian version of the Star Wars Cantina. We didn’t have Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, but it was pretty damn close. Our version had 3 people sitting on a bench playing instruments: a tambourine, a toy guitar (about 1.5 feet long with 4 strings), and a clarinet. Their music was a mix between a Figrin D, a cartoon theme song, and a 4th grade band practice. Many of the people there seemed to be on one drug or another … which is probably what it would take to enjoy that scene, so after about 30 minutes I peaced out. I am not sure, but I think I saw Han Solo in the corner on the way out.