We’re spending this evening at the Houston Rodeo. Once again, I expect to see a sold out event; the Rodeo and the Jon Pardy Concert. The NRG Stadium seats more than 70,000 people. Wow, that’s a whole lotta boots and hats!

Even though I grew up in Montana Cowboy County, my family prepped me in advance for this incredibly popular sporting event. The training began last year, long before I moved to Texas.

Without question, I would need the appropriate Boots, Jeans, Shirt, and Hat. Not necessarily a Cowboy Hat, but something worthy of a Rodeo of the Texas variety. You see, Texans are highly Patriotic and God Fearing Folks. For me, assimilation wasn’t necessary. I should have moved here years ago.

At some point over the years, this rodeo transformed into something resembling a Western Fashion Show featuring expensive Boots, Clothing, Hats, Purses, and a variety of other accessories. Tonight I’ll see a sea of attendees wearing designer fashion.

The math isn’t complicated. Here’s an example. If 50,000 people wear boots costing $200 / Pair: that’s $10,000,000. The thing is, I’m lowballing the cost of boots. The Ariat’s I’m wearing right now was $260, and I’m conservative when it comes to spending money on myself. I know people who spend as much as $700 on boots.

Growing up on an American Indian Reservation in Northwestern Montana, we didn’t worry too much about what we wore to the local rodeo. I’m sure I wore jeans and a tee shirt. I’m also sure I was sneaking off to drink and smoke some weed. After all, that is how my life of addiction kicked offβ€”alcohol and Marijuana at age 13.

Sobriety Is Power!

Joseph Shanklin

March 5, 2022

Cody Johnson [Last Week]
Cody Johnson [Last Week]
Jon Pardy

9 thoughts on “When Did The Rodeo Become A Western Fashion Show?

      1. Hahahaha!!! Got to love it!!! I tell ya I would enjoy seeing that one and all the WOKE clowns not only being the back end of the joke but a pig in the poke! 😊
        I’m telling partner, this one was my big laugh and happy time for the day! Dag Burn It I might piss in my pants!
        πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜œπŸ˜‰ πŸ‘ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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      2. As I sit and wait for my kids, I’m noticing something. We don’t see too many people wearing masks here in Texas, but wow! I’m still seeing the occasional person wearing a mask outside! Outside in the wind! Guess they don’t know that wind shreds the walls of a virus almost instantly. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜… Go figure Joe!!! I say that to myself all the time when out and about and see people driving by me as I walk with my dog or run my errands in and out of several stores it’s the same as they have their full face covering on; like to me clueless zombies, and I do have to pity them but then again not really, because they can’t be using the brains that God bestowed them with; just the conscience to know the difference between right and wrong; but they see no wrong I figure with the likes of a Biden or Trudeau, Klaus Schwab and all the rest! They buy anything those creatures sell them! One helluva mess!

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