She’s officially 30. On the 1st day of her 4-day birthday celebration, I had the honor of rocking out with her at “Johnny Utah’s” near Rockefeller Center. I was late for reservations so the door attendant didn’t want to let me in. Fortunately, I had a gift. I asked the woman at the door if I could at least drop off the gift to the birthday girl and I’ll head back home. She looked at me and asked “It’s only you, right?” She gave me a ticket and let me through.
I walked down a flight of stairs into what looked like a Dojo. It reminded me of a final death match. People formed a circle around the mechanical bull, cheering and screaming in this dimly lit room. I searched for the birthday girl; slowly pushing through the crowd. I noticed what everyone was cheering for. I turned around to see my friend, riding the bull. It was amazing! After her first ride, we sat over cocktails and wings. My friend rode the bull 4 times on her special day. Her final ride was as entertaining as watching Bravo, on Sunday nights at 10pm (Real Housewives of ATL).
Johnny Utah’s, 25 W 51st Street (Btw 5th & 6th), 212.265.8824