Before we get to the subject, I have to introduce my buddy Murciel (we hung out last night after the concert). He sells bracelets and rocks on the peatonal here in Montevideo for a few months, then hops across the river to Buenos Aires for the remainder of the year. A wealth of classical music knowledge, he always is holding his hand radio to his ear. If you want to know something about the era of classical music or particular composers perhaps, seek him out. Oh, and he is not a Pituco, Cheto, or a Plancha. I don't think so anyways?
Society seems to be broken down here, from what I have gathered, fairly distinctly. The Butikos are the rich ones - they come from family money, or are just loaded somewhow. Vacationing in their resort-like second-home mansions in Punta del Este is where you will find many.
Chetos are the upper to middle class folk who are pretending to have more money than they do. Sounds very familiar for some reason?
And then the Planchas. This group intrigues me the most - I am told that they are the lower, undeducated, druggie class. But then I have been hearing some other explanations as well. If anyone has any other information on this group, please help out here. Until then, I am off to meet some more planchas and friends (not mutually exclusive)...