On a date with celebrations and dinners of hundreds or thousands of pesos, the celebrations in the middle of the street are a magnet for the youngest: there, instead of money, becomes at best a big speaker or a conservative with a drink taken. This new year was not the exception in Caballito, where hundreds of boys gathered to welcome him in 2019, fulfilling a ritual that has been going on for a decade.
The "reunited" had half as many people as with Christmas, but it took longer: shortly before 9 o'clock in the morning, young people were still in the mood to celebrate. They had started arriving in the first hours of 2019, and around 4 o'clock in the morning there were already 400 people, according to estimates from the City Police, who were present on the site.
Young people are invited to the party via social networks. Picture: Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi.
Blocking the avenue Directory for the holidays from Thompson to Calasanz has been a ritual for ten years. Although it has no official organizers, the call is distributed through social networks and more and more adepts. In the early morning of the 1st it even extended a block more, until the Riglos street.
There was a lot of drunk and lots of cars, some with powerful music equipment from which electronic music, stairs and reggaeton emerged. Around 4 it was the turn of the fireworks. The forecast had announced rain, but in the end it was good again and the day began to dawn with sunshine.
Despite the fear of the neighbors there were no major incidents until the moment of deconcentration, when The police arrested three men who were drunk because of resistance and disobedience to authority. Moreover, a girl had to leave in a SAME ambulance after she had cut off her foot with a glass on the street.
The boys play loud music with the car speakers and the neighbors complain about the sound. Picture: Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi.
"It was fun, there was no mess, until the police came and we had to turn off the music," a channel TL9 told a young man who was traveling from Parque Avellaneda to take part in the party.
What was repeated were the claims from neighbors, who complained about the noise, pyrotechnics, the danger of incidents and especially the dirt at Christmas: after every party there is a carpet made of hundreds of cans, bottles, glasses and boxes. That is why the government of Buenos Aires during the first day of the year strengthened the cleanliness of the area with ten sweepers, a collection wagon and two sidewalk and lane washing machines.
The city had to strengthen the cleaning operation after the street party in Directorio between Thompson and Calasanz. Photo: GCBA
"I continued to see how they treated the children, and they told the police. It is not beautiful what you seeyou have to understand some things and maybe some situations are difficult. But there should be suitable people, specialists, because here is alcohol and more things have to circulate, & # 39; a neighbor told the media.
After the party on the street, many followed her in the bar El Punto, located in Directorio and Calasanz. Unlike Christmas, this place worked this time, even after the blinds were lowered early in the morning.