h the fabulous 1950’s. A bygone era when things seemed, well just a little bit sweeter. Whether you were sharing that first awkward slow dance, (you know the one) where you just slowly dance in circles while occasionally peering up at your sweetheart through your fluttering eyelashes, or cruising the strip rocking out to Chuck Berry, it was a simpler time. A time of good music, fun and fashion! And this weekend my friend Kimmy and I had the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy a taste of these bygone days. Murph’s Country Music Barn, (one of my most favorite places to spend a Saturday night), held their first very own 50’s style sock hop!
Stepping in the door we were transported back in time as the band, Murph and the Starliters were in full swing, playing Ruby Baby, by Dion. Lots of great music from the era followed and kept people “hoppin” on the dance floor!
Stevie Coleman guitar and lead vocals. Shelton Bissell on Sax. Eddie Young (sitting) guitar and vocals. Andy Simpson bass and Ted Nicholson, drums.
Here are some pictures of all the fabulous people in costume!
It was very nice to meet Marianna and Mike. Such a nice couple and boy could they dance! They were lots of fun to watch . Thank you both for letting us share your picture, and thanks to Marianna for letting us know where she found her gorgeous dress. It is from Black Butterfly. Check out their site they had some beautiful vintage inspired clothing.
Some pics of the dancers on the floor bopping the night away!
The boss decorations were provided by Linda Wood and Carol Heron and were purchased at Amazon.com. Images of bobby soxers, cars, and of course the “king” Elvis helped to set the mood. Both Carol and Linda are part of a dance club out of Kentucky that frequent Murphs. If you want to learn to line dance these lovely ladies are always glad to help. There is free line dancing lessons from 6:30 to 7:30 every Saturday night!
Murph’s has a great restaurant where you can always get some delicious food including burgers, fries, nachos and more, but for this occasions they added floats and malts to the menu. Fun and yummy!
More pics of the fun night and the people that made it memorable!
So that’s it folks. I would like to thank all the great folks at Murphs for an absolutely fantastic time. Rumor has it that there may be a possible 70’s/80’s party in the future. You can bet if there is I will be there with bells on, or at the least bell bottoms, and you can be sure they will be thrifted!
If you would like more information on Murph’s Country Music Barn you can check them out on Facebook.
Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!