To me there was something so All-American about the whole thing. The sights, sounds, heck even the smells were thrilling.
The bulls? There were some huge ones! I really should have put some people in this shot to give you some perspective, but trust me--he was biiiiggg!
Pre-show we wandered around and checked everything out. A lot of bulls were penned together in small groups. We saw a bit of pawing, snorting and posturing going on. Some of them were decidedly grumpy.
After a little while I put the camera away and just enjoyed the show. My little Kodak point-and-shoot does pretty good with action shots, but is not well-equipped to handle this kind of lighting (it was dark with spotlights all around the perimeter).