Prior to the bullridin', Gary Allen put on a concert mid-field.
I enjoy his songs but let me tell ya, it was SOOOOO loud. A lady actually came thru our suite with a bag of ear plugs. The husband stood outside the suite in a back area to get away from the loudness. It was pretty bad.
Finally, it was time for the bullridin'. Let the fireworks begin!
I can't imagine sitting right near the arena. We could feel the heat from the flames where we were sittin'. The field was split in two. There was an arena on each side. Okay, you can see the bottom of the big screen in the upper right hand corner. That gives you a idea of how huge it is.
You notice how small the guys horseback are in the picture above. Well, that doesn't keep me from locating my major crush! Yes, I have a crush. It's Mike White. He's a bullrider but recently had surgery. I spotted him in the arena.
I squealed with delight and told the husband, "Look, there's Mike!" He couldn't believe I was able to pick him out. Then, of course, I was zoomin' my lil camera to it's max trying to get a good pic. He's just too cute. The husband and rent-a-husband make so much fun of me. But the rent-a-husband actually got me a signed picture many moons ago. And the husband actually got Mike to come up a few years back at a PBR and take his picture with me. I was like a giddy school girl. But the husband didn't like that I kept the picture on my nightstand. What's up with that?
So after I finished stalking Mike with my camera, I watched the bullriding. And look who came on the big screen, our good friend Toby. He's half of Boyd and Floyd Bucking Bulls. Toby is actually responsible for the husband and I meeting. And we held our wedding reception bullriding at his arena.
Then there's Tandy, the PBR doctor. He's done all of the husband's shoulder surgeries. Super nice guy and awesome doctor.
Too bad no one pushed the replay button, we might have gotten to see rent-a-husband on the big screen. He was the replay judge. No such luck though. And where he was sittin', he was out of view from us. I couldn't get a picture of him in his black and white stripped judge shirt.
During a break in the action, Justin McBride did a lil mini-concert. He was actually pretty good. I have to say I was impressed. I think he got me when he covered a Chris LeDoux song. I ♥ Chris LeDoux. I was singing along. Took me back to my college days.
We had such a good time and stayed out WAY past my bedtime. Sunday, the husband and I were both draggin'. Just can't party all night like we used to!
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