Three years into his career and Gage Gay can finally say that competing at an elite televised PBR event feels like a regular bull riding. In fact, when it comes to riding alongside the top riders in the world, a lot of things feel different to Gay, including the roar of thousands of PBR fans who come out to support them week after week.Gage Gay rides during the first round of the Little Rock Built Ford Tough Series “I’m getting used to all the lights and people,” said Gay, who coincidentally had to stop the interview and wait because a recent crowd in Duluth, Georgia, got so loud he couldn’t hear the questions. “My first year and last year, that’s all I could hear really. I couldn’t even hear anything else. It was mindboggling with all the noise and stuff and now it’s just more calm and I don’t listen to everything. I know why I’m here. It’s not to listen to the crowd. It’s to ride bulls." “It’s not like I’m at a big event anymore. It’s where I’m supposed to be.” This year, he’s been riding like he did his rookie season, but with the benefit of experience. Rather than try to use the crowd to his advantage, Gay doesn’t think about it at all. He explained that actually thinking about the crowd takes his mind off of bull riding.