The countdown is on for the best bucking show in the world… Houston we have a rodeo.
RodeoHouston draws 30,000 livestock and horse show entries every year to Texas.
And I’m only surprised my own entry for next month hasn’t arrived yet.
As news of my derring-do from my heroics in Colorado five years ago must have reached the Houstonians.
When my bull-taming exploits were shot up on the big-screen at Denver Broncos’ Mile High Stadium.
The famous gridiron was opened up for us, the delegates of the IPW American travel fair in Denver.
Where a bucking bronco machine was for use in the foyer.
Along with line dancing lessons and a giant Kerplunk… all for our entertainment.
While on the field Native Americans put on a song and dance performance for us.
Only my party was more interested in the buck eejit being thrown around the mechanical bull in the stadium.
Bigger and better
RODEOHOUSTON being Texas then everything is naturally bigger.
And two million fans will be Y’alling their way to the biggest rodeo show on Earth from February 28-March 19.
Where they’ll also be entertained royally by a host of stellar singers.
The Rodeo & Houston Livestock Show takes place beginning throughout the day followed by a live concert every night.
This year, 20 artists will take the stage during the rodeo representing an array of genres.
And not just country but R&B and pop too.
And so, of course, you’ll be well acquainted with New Kids on the Block, Machine Gun Kelly, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley.
But Rodeo president and CEO Chris Boleman gives us the skinny on the local talent.
He waxed lyrical… ‘We are thrilled to welcome back so many talented artists including some fan favorites such as Houston rap legend, Bun B.’
‘The level of talent we have in this line-up will get the fans excited.
‘Including Texas’ own Parker McCollum, who is helping us kick off this 2023, star lineup on Opening Day.’
Individual RODEOHOUSTON tickets are being sold in two waves, 10am and 2pm at rodeohouston.com.
Ticket prices start at $25, plus a $4 convenience fee.
Houston, no problem
I’ll be hopefully twirling my left hand and riding that bull for all its worth (behave) again.
When my Travel fair party reassemble in San Antonio in May.
Of course come what May… there’s a bucking good show next month.
When Houston we have a rodeo.
British Airways flies London to Houston from £549 return in its sale.