Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood
Duke got me to thinking about Dallas when it was Dallas this week and this video brings back some memories of a different Dallas. It was the mid-80’s – Dallas had shed the image of being the City That Killed JFK ™ and was on it’s way to becoming a world class city. Some friends and I had attended a Mavs game at Rowdy Reunion Arena and heading east when we remembered Stevie Ray Vaughn was playing at the Fair Park Coliseum. Of course we were too late to buy tickets and apparently the folks at the door were above bribes. But on the way to the car, disappointed and dejected, one of the roadies opened the back doors. It was hot inside the old Coliseum, normally used for the State Fair Rodeo, and Stevie wanted some air. We were able to stand by the back door, about 20-30 feet behind the immortal SRV and watch him finish his set. Amazing.
Rest in peace Stevie.