Just nine days ago, Cardi B made her debut at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and performed a medley of her hits, including “I Like It” and “Bodak Yellow.” The show was a massive success and drew so many people that Cardi quickly broke a Houston Rodeo attendance record, previously set by country singer Garth Brooks. But over the weekend, Los Tigres Del Norte served Cardi a massive upset: the legendary norteño group brought in just six more people than the Bronx-born rapper and became the new holders of the Texas title.
The band played at the Houston Rodeo for the first time since 2002. On Instagram, they shared how excited they were to be back by posting a short behind-the-scenes Instagram video. “It’s almost time for the party from @rodeohouston!” they tweeted. “You can’t miss it…. TODAY will be historic.”
They, of course, were not wrong. The Rodeo Houston Twitter account tweeted at them on Sunday and shouted them out for their victory.
Go Tejano Day sets a new attendance record with @tigresdelnorte! Tonight, the new All-Time paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance Record was set with 75,586 in paid attendance! #RODEOHOUSTON pic.twitter.com/rmxifvU06Q
— RODEOHOUSTON (@RODEOHOUSTON) March 11, 2019
“Go Tejano Day sets a new attendance record with @tigresdelnorte! Tonight, the new All-Time paid Rodeo/Concert Attendance Record was set with 75,586 in paid attendance!” the tweet read.
This new achievement follows a string of exciting successes the band had in 2018. The group became the first major Latino act to play Folsom State Prison, something Johnny Cash had done back in 1968. They also showed up for a Beto O’Rourke rally and released a limited edition vinyl version of their classic 1997 album, Jefe de Jefes. Now, with this major Houston Rodeo record under the belt, the decades-old band shows they’re not planning on slowing down in 2019.