To answer your question: yes, the four alarm fire that destroyed Quality Pets near 15th and Agnew this afternoon was a little too close for comfort for all of us at Langston’s. The bad news is, the building appears to be a total loss, and there were a number of pets-to-be lost in the fire. The good news, however, is that all employees escaped without injury in what may be the biggest fire I’ve ever seen. With high winds out of the north wreaking havoc on the flames (but keeping them away from the adjacent gas station!), the brave folks from the OKC Fire Department had a real challenge on their hands. It took well over an hour to get the fire under control, but they managed to buy enough time to make it possible for employees and a few good neighbors to carry countless animals to safety. Kudos to everyone who lent a hand, and especially to the brave men and women of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Our little neighborhood won’t be the same, but it could’ve been much, much worse. We here at Langston’s are relieved that there were no serious injuries, and saddened by the loss of so many helpless animals. Our intrepid “blogtographer” (is that a word?) managed to snap these up close & personal shots we’d like to share.
When it comes to Oklahoma weather, you can never be sure what you’re going to get. The forecast for this past Saturday was for freezing temperatures and icy wetness, which would have kept folks at home in front of the fireplace. But somehow the weather decided to cooperate with our PBR in-store autograph session, and the turnout was great! With top PBR bull riders like Justin McBride and Brandon Clark and top bull fighters including Frank Newsom, the event was truly memorable. With photo ops, autographs, and live music courtesy of Sons of the Sage, Saturday was a great time for all rodeo and bull riding fans. And a special congratulations to our VIP winners (you know who you are).
It’s finally here. The Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour Championship presented by Dickies hits the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City tonight. You won’t want to miss this year’s event with some of the best bull riders and bullfighters in the world.
There are some changes to note: A matinée session has been added on Saturday at Noon. Because of this, the Dickies bullfighters will be at our Saturday autograph session earlier that morning. The bull riders are still scheduled for 11am – 1pm, but the bull fighters will have to take off early for the matinée event. The good news is that this should give everyone easier access to both bullfighters and bull riders, so you’ll be sure to meet all the great PBR talent face to face.
And, of course, there’ll still be the big drawing for free VIP tickets to Saturday night’s event. Plus, the winner will get a limo ride to the event and dinner in bricktown! You can’t beat that. It’s going to be a rockin’ rowdy weekend in Oklahoma City!
Just a gentle reminder that the Copenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour Championship presented by Dickies will be kicking off the festivities on Friday, February 15th at the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The lineup has changed slightly due to injuries, but that won’t put a damper on one of the top bull riding competitions in the world.
Also be sure to stop by Langston’s flagship store in the historic Stockyards City district of Oklahoma City on Saturday, Februrary 16th from 11am to 1pm for an official PBR autograph session. We’ll also be drawing for the winner of our VIP tickets package (courtesy of Rocky Boots and Langston’s Western Wear) for Saturday night’s festivities at noon on Saturday, and you must be present to win.
So take this opportunity to check out the toughest athletes on dirt, doing what they do best, and get an autograph and the chance win some VIP tickets while you’re at it.
For ticket and event information, check the PBR’s website. Here’s a little something to whet your appetites:
As I mentioned yesterday, we’ll be having an autograph signing event at our Stockyards store to coincide with this year’s Cophenhagen Bull Riding Challenger Tour Championship presented by Dickies at the Ford Center. Well, we just got word that Dickies will be providing us with some bullfighters as well. These are the guys that bravely put themselves in between the bull and the rider when the ride is over.
Of course, this may change due to injuries, but right now scheduled to appear are Frank Newsom, Joe Baumgartner, and Shorty Gorham. So, come by on Saturday, February 16th from 11am to 1pm and meet these men of steel. Meanwhile, check out some of Joe’s work during the 2008 Built Ford Tough championship round in Sacramento:
It’s true–come in to any of our four metro area locations and, with your purchase of any Cowboy Cut or 20X products by Wrangler, you will receive a voucher for a free single-session ticket to the International Finals Rodeo at the Oklahoma State Fair Arena. Tickets are only good for the 7:30pm session on either Thursday, Jan. 17 or Friday, Jan. 18. To get the best seats available, redeem your voucher at the State Fair Arena box office as soon as possible. Vouchers cannot be sold, redeemed for cash, or used to upgrade your ticket. So come get some new duds and enjoy a night of Championship rodeo performed by the best in the land, courtesy of Wrangler and Langston’s Western Wear.
When it comes to professional rodeo and its gritty athletes who compete year-round, it isn’t about the fame or the money. You see, in rodeo it’s about great fans and great big belt buckles. This year’s upcoming International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City has come up with a very fitting theme for the festivities. Dubbed “It’s About the Buckle” in reference to their Championship belt buckles, which are awarded in lieu of standard trophies, competitions will take place from January 14-19 at the Oklahoma State Fair Arena. IFR 38 will feature four nights of championship rodeo performances, starting Thursday, January 17, and wrapping up with afternoon and evening performances on Saturday, January 19.
With events starting the afternoon of Monday the 14th, all the way through the championship awards the following Sunday night, there’s a little something for everyone, including plenty of chances to win cash, prizes, and to even help make a difference. The IFR’s “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” event to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer kicks off Thursday night, with doors opening at Be one of the first 500 people through the door, and you will receive a pink foam cowboy hat from the Oklahoman and IFR 38, which sounds like reason enough to attend, if you ask me. Other prizes will be given away as well, including two $100 gas cards from Love’s Country Store.
With constant events, shopping, great prizes, and the opportunity to support a terrific cause, IFR 38 will surely be one to remember. Single session tickets are on sale now by calling 1-800-511-1552 or online at www.tickets.com. For All Session tickets, call (918) 825-1783, or call the IPRA Office at (405) 235-6540. Event times and participants are available on the websites of the IFR and the IPRA, respectively.
Be sure to visit us at our flagship store in Oklahoma City’s historic StockyardsCity. See below for directions from the State Fair Arena.