I have lived in Texas my whole life (except for a brief stint in Washington, DC for an internship). In that time, I’ve been to the State Fair, I’ve crossed the Rio Grande, I’ve seen the Come and Get It Canon and I’ve even been to Cowboys Stadium.
I think of myself as a true Texan, but until this weekend, I had never been to a rodeo. That’s right — no bullriding challenges for me.
So when the North Texas Chevy Dealers invited me to the 2011 Tuff Hedeman Championship bullriding challenge, I happily accepted!
April and Eric came up from Houston to go with us. It was a great chance to get to hang out for a while!
Of course, we *had* to stop by the Chevy booth when we arrived at the Will Rogers Coliseum.
It’s Truck Month at Chevy, so I made sure to stop by and check out the new Chevy Silverado. I just love this color of red.
And, of course, we had to check out the Chevy Volt!
Here’s the plug where you plug it in! I just think that’s *so* cool!
When it was time for the rodeo to start, the Silverado was front and center (as it should be!).
The show got started with a bang, and a tribute to CBR.
And then Tuff Hedeman himself rode in on a motorcycle!
Soon, the bull riding began.
These guys have *guts*.
Occasionally, a bull broke free once it had bucked off its rider. The errant bulls were quickly rounded up, though.
This bull was named Marshmallow. A cute name for a mean bull.
In true fashion, The Nerd wore his “bow chica bow wow” shirt to the event. You can be sure we stood out from the crowd.
After the riding was over, Cody Canada and the Departed played for the crowd.
I loved Cross Canadian Ragweed and was sad to learn of their split. But I really enjoyed the new music they played!
It was a really fun night and I’m so glad we had the chance to go.
Have you ever been to a rodeo? What’s your favorite part?
**Disclaimer** North Texas Chevy Dealers provided four tickets for us to attend this event. We really enjoyed ourselves!