D is for Dirty Dancing – Country Style!
Firstly, setting the scene: USA ⇒Wyoming ⇒Jackson Hole ⇒ Million Dollar Cowboy Bar ⇒Saturday Night. We’re in town for a few days hiking in Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone. We’ve had something to eat and pick a bar for a drink on our way back to the motel. We hum and haw over the $5 cover charge – we’re not staying that long – but pay up anyway and head inside.
There are saddle stools along the bar. We perch on two and order our drinks but the band is starting up and there’s a free table overlooking the dance floor so we grab it.
And what a ‘show’!!! Jiving? Country Swing? I don’t know what you’d call it but the energy on that dance floor – I‘ve never seen anything like it! Most of the dancers were local – they all knew each other and swapped partners frequently. It was mesmerizing – almost steamy at times but nothing you’d need to turn a hose on! Whenever I think of it I’m reminded of the staff party at the beginning of ‘Dirty Dancing’.
And then there was that guy! – black boots, black jeans, black cowboy shirt, black stetson. So now I’m thinking ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and Tony Manero! He owned the floor. And he worked the room – just held out his hand and the women came! But no female got to dance too much with him. This guy wasn’t looking for romance – he was just here to dance.
And yes – we did finally venture onto the dance floor, tucked ourselves into a corner and did our thing! But alas, the man in black didn’t come looking for me with his outstretched hand!
(Bar stools – Million Dollar Cowboy Bar)
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