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Dancing with the Stars? Travolta was a long time ago,.,.,No Real Estate here...

I'm doing this post for my husband...and the rest of my reading public that hasn't seen Saturday Night Live. The seventies were a very different time. Our UNITED STATES was just working through the Viet Nam war and youth was looking for a reason to "be."  We were trying to figure out where we fit in the grand scheme of the world.

Life wasn't easy although we all tried to make it be that way. We held close to the meaning of the earth, nature, goodness and a world of euphoria that just didn't exist. One of our greatest attempts to be "okay", or different or "ourselves" was the era of disco.

Many of the songs from that era were awesome and reached to the soul.  But this one is different. This one is "the" moment of change. This one is the epitomy of perfect that today we are still stiving for.

This one takes me to Sonic Drive Inn and corn dogs, silver earrings, best friends and Saturday night. This one, if you are old enough will take you back too. If you are too young then watch and learn....

...you will find your present from our past.

This one dance that Travolta "lived" spoke volumns of the "new" age of freedom and thinking and beliefs. ENJOY.

And, BTW, you don't see this on Dancing with the stars!!!!   This is a classic.

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 34 commentsDeb Brooks • April 07 2008 12:52AM

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back then in 1978 I ran a night club and it was really fun. When Urban Cowby came out, we closed it down.
Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 10 years ago
Thanks for fun memories Debra! This movie is one of my favorites and reminds me of High School!
Posted by Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990! (RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker) over 10 years ago
Do watch these videos. They are such classics. The second video shows the longer version of Travolta's dance that was cut for the movie. Go figure...you learn all that and then they cut it worrying someone might get bored??? Hum. I'm glad to have both cuts. Later in the rain~Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Debra, no doubt about it, that is still good.  I only had one regret, this was the beginning of the end of Vinnie Barbarino!  The Kotter kids were never the same!  Good stuff!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Michael, did you close down because of the Urban Cowboy?? Or, just the timing? Deb

Colleen, It reminds me of the same things! Your welcome for the memories and by the way I loved your video! You are a brave and lovely person! Keep it up. Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
Tony and Darcy, Yep, I remember Vinnie Barbarino. I wonder why we never see any reruns of that one?
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
Debra, I loved Saturday Night live.  The dancing was really awesome., and John Travolta wasn't bad either!  I was so impressed with the whole thing.  I guess I was much younger then,  lol.
Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 10 years ago
Yeah, me too Vicki. I can remember that dance making such an impression on me. I don't think I had ever seen a man dance like that before...Dancing in the rain wasn't quite the same! :-) Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
Deb, the world was definitely a different place back then... my folks were convinced the world was going to hell in a handbasket.  Looks like we made it just fine, huh?  Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

Jesse and Kathy, I hope you are doing much better. You are right about it being a different world...I'm not sure if that's good or bad. I have been thinking of you and your bout of illness. I am praying for a quick recovery Jesse. Kathy, your kids and grandkids and all of us here in the rain want you back in full force. Okay? You take care and just watch this guy dance. It burns up calories for me just to watch!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
Thank you, Deb - I appreciate those prayers very much.  I'm being watched like a hawk... I have no choice but to take it easy for a while.  This morning I dropped the back off a lapel pin and was bent over looking for it on the floor and I think I took a few years off Kathy... she thought I was about to have the big one.  The prognosis is very good, and I'm very thankful for that.  It's just a matter of a little time and physical therapy and I'll be as good as new-ish. :)
Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 10 years ago
Debra, I still can't believe WE dressed that way. Those were fun !! 
Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 10 years ago

Jesse, I'm sure her heart skipped a few beats! Don't do that! You have a great attitude and I'm sure all will be well. I'm sorry you have had to go through all this. You're welcome. Plenty more prayers where those came from! Take care...you are special there and here! Later in the rain~Deb

Missy, We are having a class reunion this summer and one of our themes is the 70's.  I have been shopping Ebay for bell bottoms. It should be fun!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
Deb - Great videos!  I haven't seen Saturday Night Fever in years, but it is a true classic.  Parts of the soundtrack are on my iPod. 
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 10 years ago
Jason, We've come a long way with our "cinema" haven't we? I think they did this for effect but I would rather have seen it clearer. I really didn't care much for the movie although I would sit through the whole thing just for this scene...thanks youtube! Later in the rain~Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

I love the gratuitous blond at then end saying "All right"..lol

I loved this movie, watched it a million times! It is so funny to see the beginning of break dancing in Travolta's moves. hehehe Who knew?

Posted by Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate (RE/MAX Elite) over 10 years ago
Debra you certainly took me back.  How fun to share this with the office.  It started an entire litany of stories. Thanks!
Posted by Linda Sanderson (Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific) over 10 years ago

Vanessa, then I looked at those girls and thought they weren't wearing anything!!! Now I look at them and compared to today they look totally dressed! Yeah, it was the beginning of break dancing...our own Travolta...go figure. Fun, huh? Later in the rain~Deb

Hey Linda! Don't you want to share the stories? How fun! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was just thinking about youtube and what I would like to experience. We are so lucky to live with this technology! Thanks and Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Hi Deb,

I remember Saturday Night Fever coming out. I was pretty young then. My dad was really into the Bruce Lee/Chuck Norris martial arts movies in the 70s. Oh how I wish they would bring the drive-ins back! I remember going to the drive in with my family on the Fourth of July about a hour before the movie started people would shoot firecrackers, have watermelon seed spitting contests, throw frisbees around and just having a good ole time.

The 80s were really my decade. Kevin Bacon in Footloose or Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing. I liked Travolta better in Grease. 

Posted by Renee Busse, ABR,ePRO Dyer Co. TN Real Estate (Tennessee Realty) over 10 years ago
Renee, the 1980's were great as were all the other decades. You must be younger than me because I watched Grease with my kids who are now...the oldest 32 years old. She seems so young to me. I guess she is unless you're a 17 year old..in which case the whole world seems old. Later in the rain~Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Debra:

Brings back fond memories. I think I still have some disco shoes and a multi colored satin shirt, want to dance. Ha.

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 10 years ago
Alan, you're not that old. How could you have a satin shirt with a long pointed collar and large sleeves.....he,he,he, and sure! Let's dance!
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
Girl.... thanks for the flash back. That is one of my all time favs.  Boogy Woogy!  ; )
Posted by Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights (First Realty Company) over 10 years ago
Debra, I 'm just old enough to identify with the music and dance just before this incredible era began.  But, I do remember watching Dance Fever!  Such a change from our hippy days!
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Diane, our hippie days are so much fun to remember...if you can remember them! You're right about a total change. No respectful hippie would wear clothes that looked like that! Yuk. So, to you I say....

"Peace and Love,"

Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Hey Deb,

We should be dancin' yeah...I dance in the kitchen making dinner,my preteen rolls her eyes at me and my two young boys join in.

Thanks for the video.  It's all in the hips.  Which, off topic,but ever try to hoola hoop lately?  It's not easy.- lol 

Posted by Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant (Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision) over 10 years ago
Hula Hoop, huh? No. Now, the hip action just isn't the same as it use to be. Butt, (pun intended) I did show my grandbaby how to hula hoop a couple of years ago and I will fess up about something. A year ago Christmas I went to the front yard and did a cartwheel!! Not again. I was sore for a week! I refuse to get old though! I'll dance with you! Later in the rain~Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

Hey Debra. Believe it or not I have never seen the movie"Saturday Night Fever". I have seen bits and pieces but I absolutely loved  "Urban Cowboy".  What a touching and educational love and life story.

Posted by Dionne Morgan, Broker REALTOR ,GRI, e-PRO (Realty World Solano Realty) over 10 years ago
Dionne, you didn't miss much of the movie itself I don't think. It was rough and depicted a life I couldn't identify with but it was just the dancing that rocked my boat! Their dialogue is a bit embarrassing at times so don't worry about missing it. I liked Urban Cowboy too. Travolta is just good. Later in the rain~Deb
Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago
Deb~I remember my parents going out to the movie, but I was quite young at the time so it was off limits to me. I quite like John Travolta and his hippy hippy shake. 
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) over 10 years ago
Deb, this was really a blast from the past. Disco. Those were the days. Remember Disco Duck?? I've got to go to my closet and find my leisure suit : )
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 10 years ago
The dance I always wanted to do was disco and I was never able to.  But it was so beautiful and spirited. Thanks for memories.
Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago
I think I still have a satin disco shirt with huge collars stuffed in a box somewhere.  Couldn't afford any gold chains to wear with it back then.
Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 10 years ago

Julie, you are just a baby. I'm glad your parents got to disco! Don't worry, you only missed a blink in time.

Gary, OMG, Disco Duck. Were we all weird or what? Did we like that or were they cramming that down our throats? I had a very tight bright green satin suit for dancing. I wonder where that went?

Barbara, I wasn't too bad back then. I could spin with the rest of them and I use to win the occasional dance contest. wow. I can sway now! woo-hoo

Trey, I want to see that one. I'll have to get Kris to dig that out for all to see! I loved the huge collars but polyester sure made us sweat! Gee, what a lovely sentiment!

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 10 years ago

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