Thursday, April 11, 2013
In 1980, the movie, "Urban Cowboy," hit the silver screen. At the time we lived in Houston. Some of the movie was filmed at a nightclub called "Gilley's," owned by the country singer, Mickey Gilley.
One night we visited Gilley's and it was just like you saw in the film, including the mechanical bull.
You may also recall that the protagonist was "Bud" Davis, played by a younger John Travolta.
Today, in Ocala, we have a relatively new country-western themed nightclub called Urban Cowboy. You can read all about it here.
Coincidentally, John Travolta, a bit older and wiser perhaps, owns a home here in Ocala and some say he can be found shopping at Walmart in the middle of the night. Sometimes. I wonder if he'll ever patronize the Urban Cowboy?