I became consternated when I looked up and saw my good friends in the announcer booth.
The announcer started off telling about the next bull coming out.
She briefly looked at me and then back down at her book, then her head almost comically snapped back up to take a longer harder look at me, which is not an uncommon reaction as I am six foot seven with rugged looks and rangy features. Several friends have stated I would have made a good model for the “Marlboro Man” cigarette advertisements (although I do not smoke or dip! We caught each other several times looking at each other that first time.
She definitely attracted the attention of the surrounding audience seeing an incredibly beautiful woman jumping up and down, yelling in a highly cultured European accent, I was just as enthusiastically greeted when I rejoined her!
I told her I had a roping event coming up later and I must have really impressed her the way she continued to look at me…
The video clearly showed her shocked and stunned reaction when she realized the announcer was talking about me, then as the gate swung open and Ball Twister leapt out, her hand shot to her mouth and stayed there.
At the end of the ride she was jumping up and down screaming!
Luckily I had a great ride with the top score of the evening and did not become one of those 90% riders who did not complete the ride before being thrown and the audience gave me a standing ovation.