-we were choosing
The word elegíamos is the imperfect form of elegir in the first person plural.
See the full elegir conjugation
Lo celebrábamos cada año y elegíamos — solía ser una competencia, había desfiles y demás.
So, we used to have a celebration every year and select—there used to be competition and parades and so on.
Elegíamos un número, y llamábamos sin parar.
Just one. We used to pick out a number, And we'd call it over and over and over again.
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