One Houston honky tonk is honoring George Strait’s 65th birthday in a truly unique way.
Today (May 18), Stampede Houston will hold a special dance-a-thon in order to break the record for the longest couple’s dance in history. Participants in “Dancing for a Cure” are aiming to be the last couple standing after the time hits 38 hours and 31 minutes, which is the current world record.
According to the Houston Chronicle, participants must keep their feet moving at all times. You are free to eat and drink, and 5 minute breaks are factored into each hour. Even with rest periods, it’s a challenge that will test even the most seasoned dancers. But hey, there will be plenty of George Strait hits to twirl and sway to.
So what is the reward for dancing hours on end? A pair of tickets to Strait’s 2 Nights of No. 1’s residency at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Plus, all proceeds raised go toward the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. So all that marathon boot-scootin’ is for a worthy cause.
You can find out more about the event here.