August 6-13 was Fair and Rodeo week in Coffeyville, KS.
|Joe Nichols on stage|
This year's concert headliner was Joe Nichols. AD knew I'd want to attend the concert and so he bought fair passes for the both of us.
When we headed to the fairgrounds the sun was shining and it was hot.
The opening band was late coming on stage although I don't know why. They were from Texas and they were pretty good.
The sun went down and the weather started to change. There was lightning in the distance but no thunder.
We stayed in our seats hoping Joe Nichols would come on stage before the weather turned bad.
Unfortunately that didn't happen. He was supposed to hit the stage at 9pm but it was 9:45 or so before that happened.
Joe was about 1/3 of the way through his first song and the sky opened up. Everybody scattered. I really felt sorry for the poor sound guys trying to get all their equipment out of the weather.
We stayed underneath the stadium for a bit but the rain continued so we left along with everyone else.
On the upside the rain was badly needed.
|Jr Ranch Rodeo Branding Competition|
(A real branding iron was not used.)
On Sunday AD and I attended the Junior Ranch Rodeo. We watched several events but it was very hot and I began to feel bad so we left.
On Tuesday night there was a demo derby. AD has attended almost every year. This was my first time to go with him.
We went to the rodeo on Wednesday and Saturday. It had rained quite a bit so the arena was pretty muddy.
The little mutton busters were fun to watch. Most of them fell off their rides so they came away pretty muddy. But they had soft landings.
My favorite event has always been the bull riding. Those guys are incredibly brave! So are the bull fighters a.k.a. rodeo clowns.
I took a lot of photos over the week. This one was hands down my most favorite of all. It was taken just as the sun was setting over the stadium during the demo derby.
It was a fun week with lots of memories made.