For the next 3 weeks western attire will be the norm in Houston as it’s rodeo time. I have to confess that I don’t own a single piece of western style clothing so I don’t quite fit the look.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a really big deal featuring big name entertainers and raising lots of money for scholarships awarded to young people.
I don’t know how many people go to the rodeo, but when I tell you it’s mass humanity both on the grounds and in the stadium, believe it. This is not a great thing for one who does not like crowds!
As much as the entertainment, I totally enjoy the events. Bronco and bull riding take a lot more courage than I could muster up.
Not being a gal who has ever enjoyed horseback riding, I have great admiration for these gals who showcase their skills in the barrel race.
Chuck wagon races are just plain fun and get the crowd cheering .
The calf scramble is madness with kids doing everything they can to get a calf tied down. The calves are not always real cooperative.
With the rodeo events over for the night, the lights go down and quick as a wink the stadium is transformed into an entertainment venue, this night featuring Garth Brooks, a real favorite among country and western music fans. I have to say he is quite the entertainer feeding off the crowd energy and giving it his all.
I don’t know how late into the night things go, but as we left there was a little two steppin’ going on
and the amusement park was still in full swing.
You know, this is Texas. It’s just kinda surprising that it happens in Houston!
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