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20 Signs You’re From Lubbock, TX

Are your boots are still caked in dust? Do you know what chopped brisket is supposed to taste like? Chances are you’re from Lubbock.

Natalie Grigson

Staff Writer

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1. You Grew Up Idolizing The Texas Tech Raiders (And, Let’s Be Honest, You Still Kinda Want To Be The Next Masked Rider)

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr User Lee Green

2. You Were Dining At Stubb’s Before It Was Cool

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Derek Lo

Before the famous Stubb’s Barbecue branched out to Austin, it started in Lubbock. Folks like Joe Ely and Tom T. Hall played here, literally singing for their supper.

3. And You Knew Your Dinner Before It Was BBQ

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Rick Harrisons

Howdy, neighbors!

4. Your Boots Are Caked In Dust Because It’s Everywhere

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Donnie Ray Jones

Howdy, haboob!

5. You Know the Mahon Library Is Nice, But The Other “Library” Is Nicer

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: The Library Bar Facebook

6. Your Childhood Was Filled With Movies, Milkshakes, And Burgers At The Stars And Stripes Drive-In Theater…

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater Facebook

7. Roller Coasters, Bumper Cars, And Cotton Candy At The Joyland Amusement Park

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Erin

8. And Some Of The Best Brisket In West Texas

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Tom & Bingo’s BBQ Facebook

Whether you grew up in Lubbock in the ‘60s, ‘80s, or you’re living there now, Tom & Bingo’s BBQ has been the King of Brisket since it opened in the early ‘50s.

9. You Know A Thing Or Two About Rock And Roll

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Jakob Meils

Not only was Lubbock home to rock legend Buddy Holly, but there’s also quite a bit of live music here at places like the Blue Light, Cactus Courtyard, and at the Lubbock Music Festival.

10. You Might Just Say You’re Fixin’ To Eat Some Supper

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Memegenerator.net

If ya’ll are from Lubbock, you know full well that supper is dinner, and if you’re fixin’ to eat it, you’re just moments away.

11. And It Might Just Be A Plate of Fried Cheese From Spanky’s

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Spanky’s Facebook

12. You Know The True Meaning of the Word “Heat”

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Memegenerator.net

13. And You Know The True Bliss Of A Cool, Dry, Summer Night

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Terry Presley

14. You Know How to Two-Step

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user WHardcastle

15. Cotton Really Is The Fabric Of Your Life

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Kimberly Vardeman

The cotton fields go on forever.

16. You Wanted Be A Doll Where You Grew Up…

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: West Texas Roller Dollz Facebook

One of the West Texas Roller Dollz, that is.

17. Or Maybe A Paleontologist

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Museum of Texas Tech University Facebook

After taking a trip to the Museum of Texas Tech University, I wanted to be an archeologist—or at least get some part-time work at the museum.

18. You Wonder Why The Rest Of The Country Is So Dang Expensive…

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Memegenerator.net

The cost of living index is 100 in the U.S.? Shoot, in Lubbock it’s only 85.

19. And Where Everyone Else’s Hearts Are

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Texas Tech University Student Housing

20. And Why The Sunset Never Seems To Look As Beautiful As It Does In Lubbock

Signs Your From Lubbock

Source: Flickr user Paul Roberts

It’s simply magical.

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posted on: April 16, 2014
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  1. Linda Benson

    #14…….that’s line dancin’, fool not two-stepping. What is wrong with you? Also, rent has gone up so high in Lubbock it almost impossible to afford to live anywhere in this town because of TTU. Another thing……If childhood in Lubbock has the Library, the stars & stripes drive in or the Depot District restaurants and bars mentioned in it……you are talking about very young people here. All of that is pretty new to Lubbock. However, you pagged a couple of things in the list.

  2. Tim Hoppe

    I was thinking maybe the Roll Arena! I am a little older though!

  3. Jeff

    Love it haha.

  4. Pat

    How about the movie theatre downtown. Anyone know? That was where you really got dressed up to go!

 

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