Rodeo Houston 2011 : Tim McGraw

Ok so more Rodeo. Seriously, its the best. Come to Houston in March, buy tickets (they start at $18), you can’t beat the deal. Did I mention there’s a carnival, I don’t think I did. But yeah, there is an insanely huge carnival too, and a live stock show, which I just didn’t have time to go see this year…anyways, Tim McGraw.

This is me and my friend Ann (who got the tickets) we also went with one of her friends and my friend Stacy (I’m mad that she’s the only one with a picture of us from this night). Stacy is the wife of the police officer I mentioned in my previous post about the cook off, well she rocked our worlds, called her hubby and he was able to get us great parking and a golf cart ride to the entrance. Made me feel like somebody. :) Anywho, this is Ann and I on the back of the golf cart.

When we entered we met up with these guys, who were kind enough to entertain us with a bit of a rhyming skit/song. I guess they are long time Rodeo volunteers going through some sort of hazing to get some sort of long time volunteer award. If anyone else has info about these guys I would love for this story to be cleared up a bit.

Ok so all that other mayhem I mentioned in the Sugarland post, well here it is, well some of it. This is the calf scramble. 20+ teenagers are unleashed on about 10 or so calfs. They have to chase, catch, rope, and tug them into the center square. Then they win. This year even Jimmy Fallon joined in the fun (you can watch the video here).

Oh yeah, and those sheep you saw in that previous post. Yeah we have 5-7 year olds hang on to the for dear life as they go leaping across the stadium. Yeah. Seriously. Don’t worry, the kiddos are protected, and they like it. The winner was asked how he practiced, after a long pause, he said, “on my dog” as he shrugged his shoulders as if to say, “how else would I practice”. Cute. Period.

And then there is Tim McGraw. Fantastic show. I’m not a crazy huge fan but I know a lot more of his songs than I realized. AND for four whole songs, he got off the stage and shook hands/hugged people/ and made dreams come true for the crazy screaming women (so funny to watch).

So if I haven’t said it enough…GO. TO. THE. RODEO. Even if you’re totally not into westerny things, just do it. My yankee husband loves it, you will too. :)

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  1. Joanne March 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    you’re such a texan.

    • diliberto March 21, 2011 at 4:48 am #

      I’m ok with that.