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Old 08-26-2019, 11:07 AM   #1
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Do any of you guys or gals still go to good old country and western dance halls? It doesn't seem like there are too many left. Last one I went to was Luckenbach (which totally sucked), and Schroeder Hall before that.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:18 PM   #2
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It closed a long time ago but- man the debonair was hard to beat. Try lee’s in Terrell.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
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Greene Dance Hall. Been a while though.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:25 PM   #4
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Makes me think about Eddies down in Manvel. It's been closed for a while now. Sure miss that place though.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:30 PM   #5
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YEARS back it was the REO PALM ISLE in Longview. All the big names played there, usually on Friday nights. Every once in a while we would make the trip to the Orange Blossom in Mt. Pleasant.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:39 PM   #6
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Kendalia Dance Hall in Kendalia (Open Once a monty)
Twin Sisters Dance Hall just south of Blanco (Open once a month)
Coupland Inn and Dance Hall in Coupland
The Cotton Club in Granger

These are all still open and great little dance halls.
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:05 PM   #7
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My favorite is Cotton club in Granger. There every couple weeks
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:07 PM   #8
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:06 PM   #9
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Hall of fame before it was the hall of flame... havnt been in over 20+ years not even sure its still a thing...probably not...
Used to be a regular for mo bandy, asleep at the wheel, etc.. good times
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:34 PM   #10
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Hall of fame before it was the hall of flame... havnt been in over 20+ years not even sure its still a thing...probably not...
Used to be a regular for mo bandy, asleep at the wheel, etc.. good times


There’s a wal mart there now


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Old 08-26-2019, 02:38 PM   #11
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Looked it up on google maps and sure enough. No longer the Hall of Fame. Its a Walmart. I'm getting old
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:10 PM   #12
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Have not been to any in long time. most ones I went to when I was young around Houston area are gone. Had a good time at one by lake Buchanan called partners last time I drove that way it looked like it was still open.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:26 PM   #13
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Old Coupland Dance hall is awesome.

Miss me some Eddies in Manvel.
Also miss the Hall of Fame in Bryan.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:27 PM   #14
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The one in Granger is ok, but small. Without any other choices, we go to the Sons of Hermann in Bryan (when a good band is playing.)
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:27 PM   #15
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Hall of fame before it was the hall of flame... havnt been in over 20+ years not even sure its still a thing...probably not...
Used to be a regular for mo bandy, asleep at the wheel, etc.. good times
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There’s a wal mart there now
Yeah, if you mean the Hall of Fame here in B/CS there is a Walmart there now. My buddy was the drummer for the Hall of Fame Gang, the house band. Went there a whole lot. I do miss that place.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:29 PM   #16
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London Hall is a neat old school dance hall. We are fortunate to live very close to Floores Country Store but I wouldn’t consider it a traditional dance hall any longer.


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Old 08-26-2019, 03:30 PM   #17
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Old Coupland Dance hall is awesome.

Miss me some Eddies in Manvel.
Also miss the Hall of Fame in Bryan.
Hall of Fame was fun. Harry's just north of campus was a good time depending on what your target was. 25 cent drinks on thursday nights!
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:35 PM   #18
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Many years ago my parents would bring us to the IOwa Colony community center. People of all ages were there dancing.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:36 PM   #19
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spent lots of weekend nights rotating between West Fraternal, Linden Hall and Elk hall when growing up around Waco. Cherokee Rose and The Country Drifters where the hot bands then and there were lots of ladies to dance with. West fraternal is gone now. Not sure about the others. None of them check ID real hard back in the day.

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Old 08-26-2019, 04:03 PM   #20
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Restless Heart is scheduled to play at the Cotton Club the end of September but I believe is sold out. Diamond Rio is scheduled in mid October
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:36 PM   #21
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We ran Sun Valley, now a church. Schroeder. still have a metal beer pitcher. Swiss Alps, Hilje when it was a wood building, Taiten and New Bewla (cant spell it it was in Colorado county. This was from 69 on. O the tails I can tell. The girls went to dance and the boys went to fight of course me being the fine upstanding ypung man I was I refraimed from such activities. But I still cant dance.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:59 PM   #22
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My quote from the Beer Joint thread:

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I used to enjoy London Hall when we hunted out near Junction. Lots of history there, and at one time it was the oldest, continuing open dance hall in the state.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:05 PM   #23
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London Hall is a neat old school dance hall. We are fortunate to live very close to Floores Country Store but I wouldn’t consider it a traditional dance hall any longer.


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We live near Floore’s and still go a couple times a month. There’s a few nights that it still feels like a good ole dance hall, but I agree with you for the most part.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:12 PM   #24
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Man the times we had at the Stage Coach Ballroom in Fort Worth.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:16 PM   #25
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London Hall is a neat old school dance hall. We are fortunate to live very close to Floores Country Store but I wouldn’t consider it a traditional dance hall any longer.


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I grew up going to the free Sunday dances and spent a lot of time in Floores before they turned it into a concert venue.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:24 PM   #26
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My quote from the Beer Joint thread:


Burnadell - I looked it up and apparently Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas. Either way, I think London is a place to see if you’re in the area on a Saturday night!


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Old 08-26-2019, 05:25 PM   #27
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Guess I'm old but made a few trips to Panther Hall late 60's early 70's. Lived 150 miles away but hit the Hall if I made it to Ft. Worth.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:15 PM   #28
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:30 PM   #29
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Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas.
That is correct.

They just don't have dances on Friday and Saturday nights like they used to in the old KC Halls and such. Shame that.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:36 PM   #30
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Burnadell - I looked it up and apparently Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas. Either way, I think London is a place to see if you’re in the area on a Saturday night!


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Seriously, when I went there, London Hall was the oldest dancehall that was in continuous operation at the time. Gruene Hall was closed for a period of time.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:45 PM   #31
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Yeah, if you mean the Hall of Fame here in B/CS there is a Walmart there now.
From falling panties to falling prices....who'd have thought.



If not for the HOF, I'd have probably actually gotten a degree.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:10 PM   #32
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Seriously, when I went there, London Hall was the oldest dancehall that was in continuous operation at the time. Gruene Hall was closed for a period of time.
Well, upon further research, I read that Gruene Hall has been continuously open forever, but I still think it was closed back in the 70’s or 80’s then reopened under new ownership.

I may be wrong!






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