Saturday, January 19, 2008

Let There be Rodeo

We've got a lot of channels we can watch because we've got satellite TV. One of the things Jeffrey seems to watch a lot, besides Texas Hold 'Em poker, is bull riding and other rodeo events. I tell you, those bull riders are some mighty tough cowboys. It really is kind of fun to watch them - when I'm not wondering why anyone would do such a thing. I also enjoy watching the bronc riding and the roping, and I think it would be fun to actually go to a rodeo instead of just watching one on TV. Wisconsin isn't really known for its rodeos. No, when you think Wisconsin, you think beer, right? And cheese and that pesky football team, the Packers.

For rodeos you'd need to go somewhere like Texas. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also known as RODEOHOUSTON™, takes place at Houston's Reliant Stadium every March. Now, that's a rodeo. It's considered the world's largest rodeo with over one million spectators each year. It's not just the world's largest rodeo, it's the world’s largest livestock exhibition and the Southwest’s premier entertainment event, too. I've been browsing the RodeoHouston site, and they have something for everyone - not just the rodeo events. There's a bar-b-que contest, a carnival, wine events, shopping, food, and concerts. Yes, after the rodeo events are done for the day, they move a stage out into the middle of the ring for a concert. Some of the performers this year are Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, and Brooks & Dunn. As if those aren't enough, there are more. Those are just the ones I would really, really like to see. Can you tell I like country music?

The rodeo runs March 3-22 this year, and there is a big concert every night. Since I'd love to see all those concerts, I would need Houston Rodeo Tickets for practically every one of those days. Some of these tickets even include food, and they look like a pretty good deal. Now, if I could only get to Houston in March.