Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rodeo & Alan Jackson

One of the biggest events of the year in Houston is the Livestock Show & Rodeo. Along with the rodeos are concerts every night. You can see the full listing here. Ryan & I were lucky enough to be invited by our good friends, Mark & Brittney, to the opening night of the rodeo and Alan Jackson concert.

Please notice the little boy (Cody) on the other side of Ryan. They became good friends that night. :)
Mark & Brittney
I haven't been to a rodeo in ages. I used to go to the ones Kansas City with my mom when I was little. They are so much fun! This was Ryan's first really big rodeo show. A little inside on Ryan, he used to raise bucket calves for the Kansas fair when he was younger.
The main event - Bull Riders
Later in the show, they had little 4 & 5 year olds ride sheep. Who ever could hang on the longest won a big belt buckle. Ha! These little kids were tough! Look at this kid biting it!!
Alan Jackson closed the show with a great performance. I am not a huge country fan but was surprised with how many songs I knew of his!
I loved the set. It spun 360 so that everybody could see him at some point and it displayed different colors.
Ryan was cracking up at the sparse security spread out on the ground. He didn't think they could do much if we all decided to rush the stage. This guy was making us laugh because he was in the spot light the whole time, like he was part of the show.
Thank you so much Mark & Brittney for inviting us to such a fun show!! You guys are the best.

(Ryan has a hard time keeping his eyes open when the camera flashes. :) )


  1. Love the Houston Rodeo! One of my fav things to do during spring break! I'm going next week to see Toby Keith! Glad you had a good time! :)

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rodeo! I grew up going to it, but don't live near one now! It was always so much fun, and the food, OMG!! Looks like ya'll had a great time!

  3. We usually go every year to the livestock show. I am hoping to make it this year even with a newborn.

  4. So jealous! I miss the rodeo and all its hype so so much!!! Nick literally grew up there every spring. So glad you had fun and you can't miss the rodeo part...its as good as the concert.

  5. I love the rodeo! I love it so much they hate it compared to how much I love it!

    We just went with my family to see the Jonas brothers tonight-tomorrow night we're going to see Tim McGraw!!!

  6. I LOVE the rodeo! Im so sad we aren't going this year. I'll really miss seeing the little kids ride on the sheep :)

  7. What a fun time and the pics are so cute! Love it! OK, let's plan a dinner somewhere out, if you want we could bring husbands and they could meet. Let's plan it girl, within the next 2 weeks.

  8. I've always wanted to go to a rodeo. Glad you had a good time out.


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