Urban Cowgirl Summer 2012: Part 1

May 29, 2012

After seeing Urban Cowboy, in its entirety, for the first time ever earlier this year I was inspired to theme this summer that of the Urban Cowgirl. So this weekend, my friends at Langston’s Western Wear hooked me and Jeremy up with some legitimate cowboy boots and took us out for a night on the town.

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So we went to a nightclub that caters to cowboys – just like Gilley’s in Urban Cowboy! There’s a huge dance floor, sprinkled with salt, for some serious two-stepping and line dancing. I tried to join in one of the line dances but once I realized that if I snuck in on the edge to learn the moves, because of the nature of line dancing, I would soon be in the front of the pack not knowing my left from my right. So I chickened out.

There were also beers. For a quarter. And with that I had my first Coors ever. It most definitely helped me slip into my summer role of Debra Winger as Sissy.

And finally – there was bull riding. And no, not mechanical.

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I’m going to admit that as the cowboys were leading the bulls into their pins, and the clowns were warming up by running circles in the ring, I felt a little nervous. I had no idea what I was about to see. I wasn’t sure if someone (animal or man alike) was going to get hurt. But what I learned that evening is that when it comes to bull riding: the bulls win every time. At least on this evening they did. And the cowboys were pros at getting out of the way. I also learned that 8 seconds is a long time and the term “cowboy up” makes so much more sense to me now.

Jeremy’s boots are Justin. And if you’re wanting a pair for your own cowboy summer make sure to order a size smaller than you usually wear because these typically run large. My boots are Ariat.  Full disclosure: Langston’s Western Wear outfitted us with boots and bought us quarter beers and nachos. 

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