dallas September 18, 2020

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In the late Eighties, Miller Lite beer, in an attempt to boost sales, planned a publicity stunt in Texas. It was dubbed the “Biggest Party In History.”

This two-day festival was staged across multiple Texas cities. In Houston, it was held in and around the Astrodome on 2nd September 1989. The big draw was The Who along with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Also performing were Jerry Jeff Walker, the O’Jay’s, Asleep at the Wheel, La Mafia, Natalie Cole and Joe Ely.

That day, the high temperature hit 99 degrees, breaking a 42-year-old record. On that pavement, though, the temperature hit a scorching 115 degrees.

The fun continued the next day on 3rd September 1989 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. A portion of his appearance that day can be viewed in the video clip below as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble perform “The House Is Rockin’,” “Pride and Joy” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb”.

Tragically, this would turn out to be one of Vaughan’s final shows in the city before his death on 27th August 1990.

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