Are you an Elvis fan? I like a lot of his music, it’s good. I like the movies he has played in, they are good. Let’s face it, he died two months before I was born, so by the time I remember listening to music, I don’t remember the music being by the King of Rock and Roll. However, the AH did listen to him as a kid and he remembers when Elvis died. And he likes him a lot and it is for that reason that I found myself in a bar called the Rhinestone Cowboy, which I can’t say without thinking about this song.
Sadly, I do remember listening to Rhinestone Cowboy as a kid. Not a great song I gotta say.
Anyway, got side tracked. I found myself in the Rhinestone Cowboy on Friday night, with the AH, and a few other people watching an Elvis impersonator.
He was entertaining, but I found myself looking around at the handful of bar patrons that either came to see him on that night or who happened to happen into that bar on the night an Elvis impersonator was there. I had expected to see the modern version of Bubba and Sissy from Urban Cowboy.
As I looked around I came to realize that I might have been the youngest person there. I pointed this out to the AH, who I might add, had noticed this himself. I made a joke about needing a cane to get in, and then a man walked out of the mens room with…. a cane. What I’m trying to say is everyone was old. I don’t mean that badly, just that it seems Elvis has not lost his fans that were around the first time to see him, and I found myself smack dab in the middle of them.
I don’t go to bars often. As a matter of fact I can count on my hand the number of times I’ve been in one and I’ve never been in one like the Rhinestone Cowboy. I had a nice time. The AH had a nice time. Everyone seemed to have a nice time.
That was my crazy Friday night on the town. How about you? You been to a bar that is named after a not so great country song? How about a bar that is full of old(older = 60+) people and an impersonating Elvis?