Culture Shock

Last night I got to see one of my favorite musicals, Forever Plaid, in movie form. It was a special engagement for the 20th anniversary and was shown in theatres around the US and Canada. After the movie was some live stuff, and it was just great. An old friend of mine went with me, and we had a good time. As we left the theatre, my friend said “You want to go out?” You bet!

It was late, and we were in an unfamiliar area, so we just started walking. Found a place that was open, so we went in.

Now, you all know that I’m LDS (because most of you are also LDS) and so I don’t drink. I don’t normally go to bars. I have been to very few bars in my time. This bar was different from the college sports bars I’ve been to in the past. We walked in, I looked to my left, and saw a mechanical bull.

We were in a country bar.

It was actually a nice place. The country music was really loud, and while I don’t like country music, the live band playing was really good. My friend and I sat at the bar, she drinking a Bloody Mary and I drinking a water, and talked for a long time. It’s good to catch up. After an hour or so we decided to get up and dance. There weren’t a lot of people in the bar, but I think some girls were having a birthday party (the band sang “Happy Birthday” at one point). They all had on matching cowboy hats. They were continuously getting on stage to dance next to the band. They were taking pictures of each other, almost constantly had a drink in their hands, and screamed a lot. They were “Woo Girls“. (If you don’t watch How I Met Your Mother, this comment won’t be nearly as funny.)

The strangest thing for me was watching these girls dance. Like they were trying to be all sexy or something, but instead they just looked like idiots. They’re up on stage, bumping and grinding with each other and trying to with band members (the poor lead guy kept pushing girls off him ever so slightly. Let him play his guitar and sing, girls! Sheesh!!) and the type of dance they were doing does not go with country music. One girls was wearing a cute, mini denim skirt. Well, it was cute when she first got on stage. When she was dancing and the skirt went crooked and then rode up so we could see her underwear? Not so cute anymore. Other girls kept doing these stripper-like moves. And I don’t know what they thought they looked like, but I thought they looked foolish. They looked like privileged yuppies who have had too much to drink and might throw up any second. I’m not kidding.

I was laughing so hard. These Woo Girls were a novelty to me and I could not stop watching them! It not something that I normally am involved in, so it was just so entertaining. Those girls were having fun, but I can’t help but wonder how true this HIMYM clip is.

5 responses to “Culture Shock

  1. Haha that video is so funny!! I remember watching those kind of girls at High School dances (without being drunk…or maybe they were?) we always thought they were hilarious! sounded like a fun night!

  2. This post just made me laugh so much!!! I can totally picture the woo girls haha Sometimes you just kick yourself for not having a video camera handy, right? πŸ˜›

    Glad you got to go have a comical evening!


  3. this is totally not relevant but i’m amused that you’ve been to sports bars and now a country bar yet you do not drink. the REASON i am amused, however, is because i have never set foot in a bar. not one. seriously.

    … and yet, i had so many drunken years.


    • I find that hilarious! I realized I’ve also been to some pubs… the real British kind (in England) and the wannabe British and Irish kind (here in the States). Lots of bar action for a non-drinker. πŸ™‚

  4. That is awesome!! I have never been to a bar but when we were up in Canada when I was sixteen we saw a drunk guy. He walked right into a stop sign post and fell to the ground. Then he just laid there and giggled! It was…cool, I guess. People are silly.

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