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Are the good times really over?

I'll look over you.
I'll look over you.
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Teach me to forget what happened on Saturday. I wish I could have said, "It's been a great afternoon." Instead, there I was, mixing misery and gin. The Red Raiders were never really high on a hilltop before facing Arkansas, but now we're barely holding things together. The running kind can do that to you.

"That's the way love goes," they say. Someday when things are good, you'll be glad you saw it through to stay a little longer instead of catching that ramblin' fever.

Just hang on, and if we make it through December, it'll be better than living with the shades pulled down.

If you're around the big city this weekend, there could be some swinging doors, a jukebox, and a barstool with your name on it...

Lubbock Events

The Panhandle South Plains Fair is in town from September 19-27th, and with it comes many a concert at the coliseum (all times are 7:30pm):

9/20 - Bobby V
9/22 - Jerrod Neiumann w/ Kelsey K
9/23 - 38 Special (one of my all time favorite calibers)
9/24 - MKTO
9/25 - Blood, Sweat & Tears
9/26 - Joe

Wednesday, September 17th

Triple J Chophouse
Kenny Maines - 6:30pm

Favorite Weapon w/ Moments 'til Fall & Wagoner - 7:00pm

The Blue Light
Austin Allsup, Mike McClure & Johnny Cooper - 9:00pm

Thursday, September 18th

Hub City BBQ Cook-off
I haven't made it to one of these yet, mainly because the price seems a bit steep. General admission is $25, children 6-10 get in for $10 and kids under 5 get in for free. Tickets can be purchased here. If you buy tickets at the gate, the general admission goes up to $30. The event is located on Broadway between avenues J & O and will run from 5-8pm.

Triple J Chophouse
Shelton Rohling - 6:30pm

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Friends of Fogelberg Concert - 7:00pm
This is a concert put on by volunteers (Kenny Maines, Mike Pritchard, et al) under the direction of Junior Vasquez which helps raise funds for prostate cancer research.

Friday, September 19th

Colony House & Knox Hamilton - 8:00pm

Rain Uptown
D.G. Flewellyn - 8:00pm

Wild West
Chris Knight - 8:00pm

Backstage Lubbock
Making Movies - 9:00pm

The Blue Light
Chris King - 9:00pm

The Office
No Dry County w/ 7 Miles South - 9:00pm

Saturday, September 20th

Apple Country Orchards (Idalou, TX)
Apple Butter Festival (Sep 20th & 21st) - 10am to 5pm
Lots of fun stuff for you and the kids: petting zoo, live music, face painting, hayrides, and bushels and bushels of apples.

At'l Do Farms (Shallowater, TX)
The Maize - 10am to 9pm on Saturday, then 2-9pm on Sunday
This is the grand opening of this year's Maize! Another great place to take the kiddos

Lonestar Amphitheater
JABFEST - 4:00pm
Casey Danahew Band
William Clark Green
Sam Riggs
Dalton Domino &
Josh Abbott Band
General admission is $25

Hank3 - 7:00pm

The Office
Bad Monkey - 9:00pm

The Blue Light
Charlie Shafter - 9:00pm

Sunday, September 21st

Lonestar Amphitheater
Rob Zombie & Avatar - 8:00pm


The fair is the place to be, mainly for the food: fried cheese on a stick, fried green tomatoes, and fried pies, just to name a few of my favorites. It only comes once a year, after all, so live it up. Do a few more laps on the elliptical, and you'll be fine.

What say you, VTMers?