Dirty Dancing: 20 years

When Johnny Castle said “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” and those girls started screaming, I couldn’t help but laugh.

Stephanie and I were still only dating she told me she had always dreamed of honeymooning at the hotel in the movie Dirty Dancing. That’s exactly where we went: Mountain Lake Resort. I learned a lot about the movie while we were there.

So, when my wife heard they were playing Dirty Dancing on the big screen to celebrate the 20 year anniversary, I knew there was no chance I was going to get out of taking her.

When we got to the theater, the first thing I noticed was the audience was 95% female. The second thing I noticed was that amount of those women that were extremely overweight. I’m not sure what that was about, but I would say about 30% of the women in the crowd were over 100 lbs overweight. I don’t mean to make a BIG deal about it — pun intended — just something I noticed.

Large female crowds aside, I actually had a great time. The movie wasn’t bad – of course I’ve seen it many times; Stephanie quoted the lines with most of the movie. I also learned that there is a live production version of the movie that is playing around the world – if its anywhere near here, I imagine I’ll be taking Stephanie to see that too. The cool part for me was the audience interaction. All those women clapping, laughing, whoa’ing when they saw Patrick Swayze’s naked backside. It was an experience.