LIVINGSTON — It takes a special kind of personality to entertain a crowd of about 5,000 people at the annual Livingston Roundup.
Of course, the cowboys and cowgirls handle that with ease 80 percent of the time, but when they aren’t riding the entertainment falls into the hands of the rodeo clown.
In his 28-year career, rodeo clown Jason Farley has been to almost every state in the U.S. However, one he had never been to was Montana, so he booked the Livingston Roundup back in December to get the chance to finally see the beauty of the Treasure State.
Upon arriving in Livingston, Farley could tell that Montana was everything he could’ve expected and more. Livingston, in particular, showed him the passion the community has for its annual rodeo that brings in some of the best cowboys and cowgirls from across the country.
“Man, it is obvious the minute you roll into town that Livingston gets so behind this event,” Farley said. “And the minute I rolled into town, rolled out to the event, I started looking around at trailers and some of the things that they’ve prepared for here and thought, ‘This is the real deal.’ They have done more than their fair share of work to make this a great event. The whole town, no matter where you go, you can tell everybody is so for this rodeo, and it’s in their hearts to make this happen.”