Paul you are so right. If anyone wants to go to a hall to see the dancas, IT IS NOT THE LIVE STREAM that will stop them. There can be 1000 other reasons why they stay home. Of course it is very sad to see our tradition slowly dying but to blame it on the live stream (ridiculous).
We all love a dvd of our own danca, and if it weren't for people like you Paul we would not have those beautiful memories. We complain when you ask us for $10 for our own dvd but we hence to forget all the equipment needed, all the time spent setting up and recording us. Funny that we complain, but on the Monday following Carnaval we are all calling you or going to your store to see if you have the dvd's ready.
I don't understand how we talk **** about each other instead of sticking together and fighting the Mendonca virus. Mr. Joao Mendonca thinks that he is Carnaval (well sorry to tell you Mr. Joao Mendonca, but you are not and never will be Carnaval).
As to the clubs, they are all closing one by one and also to blame it on a weekend of Carnaval, is crazy. Times are tough and to go to a club you have to pay your entrance, have clothes to wear, buy a drink or two. If your financial situation has changed, of our course you will not go as often, this yes is the real reason our halls are slowly disappearing. SAD BUT TRUE!