7 Myths About Lubbock Busted
So what do people outside of Lubbock think of Lubbock?
We've all heard things from friends and family about Lubbock. It's usually easier to let them believe the b.s. then to explain to them that we're all pretty normal here. With that in mind, I've compiled Seven Myths About Lubbock-Busted!
Lubbock Has No Trees
I think we've all joked about Lubbock's lack of trees, but when you look out our third-story window what do you see? Plenty of trees. Thousands of trees. Tress as far as the eye can see.
We Ride Horses To Work/School
This one kind of applies to all of Texas, but seeing that Lubbock is slightly more rural that Dallas or Houston, let's say we get a bit of the side eye. The fact is, in Lubbock people ride in white trucks to school (at least that's what it seems like).
Lubbock Is Cowboy Country
Lubbock was a cowboy paradise back in the day (I'm talking in the '70s or so). These days it's really on the scale of "not so much". Even the people who dress cowboy are rockin' with FMX or boppin' along to some hip-hop. The old days of cowboys have become something completely different these days.
Lubbock Is A Music Mecca
I'm still not buying into this one. We've knocked it out of the park with Buddy Holly, Mac Davis, and Natalie Maines, but if I was a visitor to the Hub, finding some top-notch local music on a random night would be a heavy lift, to say the least. In other words, we have some top-notch talent here, but it's not like we're overrun with it.
Lubbock Is Wine Country
Don't get me wrong here, we have some fine wineries and a nice local scene, but Lubbock is really Bud Light country. Trust me, I ran a bar. People talk about Texas wine, they talk about Texas vodka, but what they drink the most, by far, and I mean really far, is Bud Light.
Lubbock Has No Culture
I am disputing this straight away. Lubbock's culture is as Tex-Mex as its food. We also have tons of events that bubble a little underneath the radar. We have people who slug away every week doing new and exciting things. We have Fiestas and festivals, sausagefests, and a burgeoning Halloween scene. There's actually a lot going on, you just have to look a little harder for it here.
Lubbock Is Dangerous
Yes, statistics show that Lubbock is a dangerous place. Most of that danger comes to people who choose to act a fool and suffer some bad consequences. Again, I don't want to diminish any who's been a victim, but I personally don't feel unsafe anywhere I travel in town.
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