I went to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last week and I saw Mary J. Blige. I’m not usually a cowboy boot wearing gal, but for this occasion I felt obligated to delve myself into the “Texas” culture. It was a great experience as I had never been to the actual livestock show before. For those of you who don’t know what the livestock show is, it’s an exhibit where livestock (cattle) are judged on specific traits of their particular breed. The Rodeo, which is my favorite part, is a competition where cowboys show their skills at bull riding, roping calfs, and wrestling steers(A steer is a castrated bull. They are said to be calmer.).
The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo always has a carriage race which is always exciting and crowd interactive. There is also a calf scramble where young teens rope a calf to gain a scholarship. It’s actually really funny to watch because the calfs run away and all the teens are trying to catch them. When they do finally rope them, the calfs won’t move. They literally stand there like a statue as the teens try and get them to move. Then at the end of it all there is a concert to follow all the fun. The night I went was Black Heritage night, so the performing artist was Mary J. Blige. She was amazing and so soulful as always.
I wanted to share this with those of you around the world who have never been and get an inside look at what really goes on!
xoxo, Wrk IT Girl!