Fayetteville has lost its Giant Mountain Troll.
According to a post on the George’s Majestic Lounge Facebook page, Ralph Odom, longtime fixture on the happy hour dance floor at the venue has passed away.
Odom slid around the dance floors of Fayetteville at George’s Majestic Lounge, Chester’s Place, and others, for more than 25 years. He was one of the subjects of a 2012 documentary, “Still Dancing at George’s Majestic Lounge” (embedded below), and is well known among happy hour attendees for his penchant for taping up his bare feet, and shaking a leg to whatever band happened to be on stage every Friday night at the venue.
According to this profile piece on Ralph from the Free Weekly, he even had a name for his unique style of dancing. The Ozark Folk-Funk Kabuki.
George’s announced today that they will host a celebration of his life from 12-2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 featuring some of his favorite bands (to be announced at a later date).
“He was a happy dancer with a kind smile every week at Happy Hour,” read the post remembering Ralph on George’s Facebook page Thursday. “One of a kind, last of his kind, our Giant Mountain Troll, Rest in Peace, keep dancing barefoot wherever the light takes you!”
Rest in peace, Ralph.