Gay Country and Gay Two Steppin'

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    Sep 19, 2014 5:31 AM GMT
    So who is into gay two stepping? IGRO, gay rodeo?

    Interesting, the straight owners of NY gay Flaming Saddles are buying WeHo's gay Eleven Nightclub. I am not a fan of country music but I do know some gay men are REALLY into this two stepping thing. Some nice looking guys doin two steps though, new season of Where The Bears Are has one as well. So will a country bar come to WeHo?

    http://www.wehoville.com/2014/09/16/potential-new-owner-eleven-takes-westboro-baptist-homophobia/

    This was a funny take on WBC

    WESTBORO BAPTIST BLUES
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODVQ2n9kBDA#t=341

    Where The Bears Are - Season 3: Episode 6 COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFxI2D5FFxw
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    Sep 19, 2014 1:27 PM GMT
    sad but; often you cant remove the country out of a man.

    could you meet half way your self?

    I bet these country bars give dance lessons on a week day with free drinks.


    Just me but my bad; i tried it, didnt work.
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    Sep 19, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    scruffLA saidSo who is into gay two stepping? IGRO, gay rodeo?

    Interesting, the straight owners of NY gay Flaming Saddles are buying WeHo's gay Eleven Nightclub. I am not a fan of country music but I do know some gay men are REALLY into this two stepping thing. Some nice looking guys doin two steps though, new season of Where The Bears Are has one as well. So will a country bar come to WeHo?

    http://www.wehoville.com/2014/09/16/potential-new-owner-eleven-takes-westboro-baptist-homophobia/

    This was a funny take on WBC

    WESTBORO BAPTIST BLUES
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODVQ2n9kBDA#t=341

    Where The Bears Are - Season 3: Episode 6 COUNTRY BEAR JAMBOREE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFxI2D5FFxw


    I think that's great if only to break up the obnoxious 120 BPM tweet tweet boom boom of gay bar disco that pretty well saturates the air around WeHo. Plus, not having to travel over the hill to Oil Can Harriet's would be a plus.

    Back before the fire when Mickey's was for sale, I had a straight (husband and wife) interested in it. The deal fell apart due to the fire and not due to any lack of interest on the buyers' part.

    edit: The listing has been taken down, but no new sale has been recorded at the LA County Recorders office yet. Sound like a deal might be about 90% there, but not closed yet
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    Sep 19, 2014 3:56 PM GMT
    Wilton Manors, Florida has a gay CW dance bar called "Scandals". I rarely go there, but I know they have all kinds of CW dancing, including classes for line dancing and two steppin'.

    http://www.scandalsfla.com
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    Sep 19, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    At Long Beach pride, the country and western tent is where I generally could be found. And once in a long while I'd go to Oil Can Harry's in the valley.

    I'd go to hangout night almost every Friday at Bob's Big Boi in Toluca Lake and drive right by this place on the way home.

    Outside of Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard, I'm not a huge fan of CW music, but I did enjoy a two or three beer fueled round of CW dancing at one of the festivals once in a while, mostly Long Beach.

    I do very much enjoy bluegrass though. How about a gay bluegrass themed bar?
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    Sep 19, 2014 4:57 PM GMT
    I tried it once in Houston with a big, strong cowboy of a guy I was dating at the time. Crashed and burned. I can dance (and like to) but I cannot follow. I have to lead. Not a power trip thing, I'd gladly follow. Just a different skill that I don't have. Truth is I don't care for the aesthetics of Two Steppin' where everyone looks mechanical and zoned out. I don't like line dancing either. Or country music. Guess I should stay out of these places. (I did like my cowboy!)
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    Sep 19, 2014 5:52 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidTruth is I don't care for the aesthetics of Two Steppin' where everyone looks mechanical and zoned out.


    Two-stepping isn't any more "mechanical" than Waltz, Foxtrot or Cha-cha. You just watched mechanical, zoned-out dancers. Judge the performer, not the dance.



    If iframe doesn't show, here's URL of video: http://youtu.be/mIyn7dnWRww

    Incidentally, the leader here is gay; she used to be married to a cute younger guy (sigh).
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    Sep 19, 2014 6:04 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    Destinharbor saidTruth is I don't care for the aesthetics of Two Steppin' where everyone looks mechanical and zoned out.


    Two-stepping isn't any more "mechanical" than Waltz, Foxtrot or Cha-cha. You just watched mechanical, zoned-out dancers. Judge the performer, not the dance.



    If iframe doesn't show, here's URL of video: http://youtu.be/mIyn7dnWRww

    Incidentally, the leader here is gay; she used to be married to a cute younger guy (sigh).



    Its mixed with this line dancing, something that has not disappeared since the mid 80's, I remember doing this electric slide hustle during my straight days, kind of boring now, but gay country has picked it back up

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoCZsFGVsy4
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    Sep 19, 2014 10:07 PM GMT
    Huge country fan here, but I've never two-stepped, line danced, square danced, etc. Seems fun though!
  • buddycat

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    Sep 20, 2014 6:43 AM GMT
    Don't listen to country music myself. I just watch Reba on TV. I clicked on the link to find out what "WeHo" is. Thought it was something like Soho.
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    Sep 20, 2014 6:47 PM GMT
    Where's our resident headless cowpoke when you need him?
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    Sep 21, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
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  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 23, 2014 12:47 AM GMT

    The only thing interesting about gay country & western bars are the hunky guys in tight jeansicon_biggrin.gif Otherwise I will pass because I find country & western music to be a tad on the depressing side. But I have to remind myself that I was living in Austin, Texas where everything is big and depressing. I haven't been to a gay country & western bar since I left the giant tea party state of Texas.
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    Sep 23, 2014 12:58 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI tried it once in Houston with a big, strong cowboy of a guy I was dating at the time. Crashed and burned. I can dance (and like to) but I cannot follow. I have to lead. Not a power trip thing, I'd gladly follow. Just a different skill that I don't have. Truth is I don't care for the aesthetics of Two Steppin' where everyone looks mechanical and zoned out. I don't like line dancing either. Or country music. Guess I should stay out of these places. (I did like my cowboy!)

    Where in Houston? I danced in a lot of places there, with my first (late) partner.
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    Sep 23, 2014 12:31 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    The only thing interesting about gay country & western bars are the hunky guys in tight jeansicon_biggrin.gif Otherwise I will pass because I find country & western music to be a tad on the depressing side. But I have to remind myself that I was living in Austin, Texas where everything is big and depressing. I haven't been to a gay country & western bar since I left the giant tea party state of Texas.


    RBR, you're beginning to make me think that you don't much care for Texas.
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    Sep 23, 2014 1:41 PM GMT
    I've always found country/western dancing to look quite odd. You got these guys all dressed up in the same cowboy uniform....bright striped or plaid shirts, sprayed on Wrangler jeans and pointy cowboy boots. They act masculine but the way they're so fussy about how they're dressed seems very feminine to me. And then when they start dancing they all move like girls. Or at least they do in the gay bars. icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 23, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    roadbikeRob said
    The only thing interesting about gay country & western bars are the hunky guys in tight jeansicon_biggrin.gif Otherwise I will pass because I find country & western music to be a tad on the depressing side. But I have to remind myself that I was living in Austin, Texas where everything is big and depressing. I haven't been to a gay country & western bar since I left the giant tea party state of Texas.


    RBR, you're beginning to make me think that you don't much care for Texas.
    I thought that you would have that all figured out by now.icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 23, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI've always found country/western dancing to look quite odd. You got these guys all dressed up in the same cowboy uniform....bright striped or plaid shirts, sprayed on Wrangler jeans and pointy cowboy boots. They act masculine but the way they're so fussy about how they're dressed seems very feminine to me. And then when they start dancing they all move like girls. Or at least they do in the gay bars. icon_confused.gif


    I don't know about that......the one and only time I ever saw Texas Two-Steppin' was at a gay campground in Pennsylvania 15 years ago, and some of those 'cowboys' looked pretty darn good.
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    Sep 24, 2014 6:15 AM GMT
    Gay C&W dancing used to be popular in San Francisco (and Denver and Phoenix). I met an actual gay cowboy once in the gay C&W bar in SF - (or at least he was coming in from his ranch).