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I went to my first Costa Rican rodeo last night after the show. The owner who we're renting the location from hosted the rodeo for all of us on the production team. There is a large riding stable and barn on site here (to my surprise). When I arrived I was pleased to see food and drink a plenty (after a long day, a welcome sight for wary eyes). The food was was a mix of steak, potatoes, rice, vegetables and chorizo sausage. It was all yummy. There was stadium-esque seating surrounding the large corral area. Lots of us took a seat, while others stood around the edge of the corral.<br /><Br />
Over the course of a couple of hours we were entertained with a variety Costa Rican rodeo entertainment: cowboys and their horses doing riding tricks, dancing girls in colorful dresses and a sampling of local music. The high point was when several Costa Ricans (guys and girls) danced their way into the audience. They grabbed unsuspecting production personnel and proceeded to force them all to dance (some had the look of fear on their faces!). Eventually they all formed what appeared to be a conga line. When in Costa Rica at a rodeo...do what the Costa Ricans do! It was fun to watch and amusing. The funniest moment came when the DJ repeatedly shouted into the wireless mic, "Too much clothes! Too much clothes!" I guess that's what makes it a uniquely Costa Rican rodeo. I have to say I was glad I was up a few rows in the bleachers away from the frenzied dancing action. It was fun night and a much needed break from the daily grind of producing a TV show. And from what I hear the festivities lasted well into the night at the nearby Pirata bar ( aka "Pirate" Bar -- which by the way, plays non stop 80s music accompanied by the original music videos projected on a large screen). Yes, we have it all here in Costa Rica -- celebrities, rodeos and 80s music.