Friday, May 20, 2011

Live Bull Riding Event - PBR Seattle

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Atala and I went to see a live bull riding event a few weeks ago after ticketmaster sent us a newsletter. None of us had ever been to anything like that and it sounded interesting. Personally, I had read loads of romance novels that had their heros as cowboys, with many of them being part of one rodeo event or the other. So for me the fascination wasn't new, just the opportunity. Seattle being on the west coast seems to have its number of ranches and the PBR - professional bull riding regularly holds events here.

What did I think? Honestly, it was an amazing event. The PBR put up a rollicking good show, from the pyrotechnics of the opening ceremony, to the final bull and the declaration of the winner. The contestants had the challenge of staying on a bucking live bull for 8 seconds each. The whole atmosphere was adrenaline charged, the cowboys were handsome! (hehehe...now I understand how the western romance authors couldn't resist) and the hosts great. The MC was hilarious, at a point the guy was actually dancing Beyonce's "All the Single Ladies", lol...

Then there was the bull fighters whose job is to scare off the bulls after the rider had fallen off, I found them really brave and good sports. Other high points of the show were the stubborn bulls who after they had bucked off the rider refused to go back into their corral. One particular animal ran around the inner arena for almost five minutes before a cowboy on a horse lassoed him. We thought that was it but the stubborn thing got loose and tried to upend the stand where the hosts were, lol. Finally, they got him and shooed him in. I caught the whole thing on camera. I also managed to video one of the contestants riding a bull.

Enjoy the video and pictures below, and have a great weekend. Mwah!


























11 comments:

  1. Really neat photos, Myne! Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you had a good time. :) I have never gone to a bull riding event before, so thanks for the tour haha.

    ~TRA

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  2. Oooh thanks for sharing! I would love to see this life!

    Adiya

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  3. You are so brave...I can't even stand to watch it on tv. I end up screaming and closing my eyes like im in pain or something...lol

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  4. Lovely pictures. Same as Funmi, don't think I can stand watching them live....lol

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  5. Sounds like an interesting time! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. I found it exciting watching, but I know I can never get on a bull myself, lol.

    Thanks for the comments.

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  7. Not Fair!!!And i'm here slaving away,pulling out my graying hairs!

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  8. Nice pics. Thanks for sharing. The bulls....i find it hard to watch even on TV. Don't know how those riders even breathe!

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  9. @TNotes- Take it easy, you hear? :)

    @Lily, they are really brave, lol...

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  10. Bull riding is something i'd love to experience first hand.Thanks for sharing though!

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  11. What an exciting day out Myne. You're really painting Seattle red!

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