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Old 01-04-2010   #61
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Is it true that he got booed by the crowd at this performance? I read that fairly recently and, if true, just makes me thinks bad things about some Houston sports fans.
Unfortunately it wasn't one of his better performances. It was during his heavy drug days (putting cocaine in his coffee type stuff, drug days). Although there were some boos, it was more of a smattering.

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However, all was not well in Stevie's personal life. He had continued with his addiction to drugs and alcohol, and this began to catch up with him. On opening day of the National League baseball season at the Houston Astrodome in 1985, Stevie played "The Star Spangled Banner," however he was booed by the crowd for the pitiful slide work on the song.
From this site: Rockphyles - SRV

Also: Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Star Spangled Banner" - 4-19-85 - Houston, TX
(although poor sound quality, you can hear the smattering of boos).
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Unfortunately it wasn't one of his better performances. It was during his heavy drug days (putting cocaine in his coffee type stuff, drug days). Although there were some boos, it was more of a smattering.

From this site: Rockphyles - SRV

Also: Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Star Spangled Banner" - 4-19-85 - Houston, TX
(although poor sound quality, you can hear the smattering of boos).
Thanks for the background. The article I mentioned was heavy on hyperbole, so they were acting like 30,000 fans were booing him. It's good hearing it from somebody that was actually in attendance.

Of course, nobody know then what a legend they were seeing that day. He could fill the 'dome with fans now.
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Thanks for the background. The article I mentioned was heavy on hyperbole, so they were acting like 30,000 fans were booing him. It's good hearing it from somebody that was actually in attendance.

Of course, nobody know then what a legend they were seeing that day. He could fill the 'dome with fans now.
No, it was nothing like that. I hate how people change history.

I already knew he was going to be a legend since the first time my best friend's father took us to see him play live at Antones in Austin and later that year Fitzgeralds.



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Awesome poster, man! When my band played Fiztgeralds many years ago (after SRV had passed), I felt honored every time I played upstairs on the big stage because Stevie had played on that very same spot many times. Just knowing that he walked that dressing room and roamed that stage gave me goose bumps every single time.

I've got a SRV/Double Trouble poster from one of his gigs at Gilley's in Pasadena. It looks a lot like that one, but I think it's yellow instead of blue.
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Awesome poster, man! When my band played Fiztgeralds many years ago (after SRV had passed), I felt honored every time I played upstairs on the big stage because Stevie had played on that very same spot many times. Just knowing that he walked that dressing room and roamed that stage gave me goose bumps every single time.

I've got a SRV/Double Trouble poster from one of his gigs at Gilley's in Pasadena. It looks a lot like that one, but I think it's yellow instead of blue.
Awesome!! What a rush that must've been!! Not to menion legends like Etta James or James Brown having played there. Man, I can't even imagine.

My two favorite SRV shows were at the Music Hall and one New Years Eve party at the Astro Arena.
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Awesome!! What a rush that must've been!! Not to menion legends like Etta James or James Brown having played there. Man, I can't even imagine.

My two favorite SRV shows were at the Music Hall and one New Years Eve party at the Astro Arena.
I forgot about The Godfather of Soul! Friggin' sweet! (ZZ Top, too!)

I never got the chance to see SRV live. I hate that, because he's one of my all-time favorite guitarists, and he was semi-local. Very cool that you got to see him multiple times, though.
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They should turn it into a HUGE parking garage, and have a walkway connected to the upper levels of Reliant Stadium
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