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Houston Astrodome Concert

Many people think that the Astrodome appearance was Selena's last concert. Well it wasn't. AFTER the Astrodome concert Selena played Miami's Calle Ocho Festival on March 11, the Tejano Rodeo on March 16, Alamodome's Teach The Children Festival, and her final on-stage performance was at Chicago Amphitheatre on March 19.

On Sunday, February 26,1995 Selena performed at the Astrodome in Houston,Texas as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Go Tejano Day. It was her third Astrodome concert in a row. In 1993 she performed for the rodeo in front of 57,894 fans setting the record for the largest Tejano concert attendance. A year later in 1994 Selena performed at the Astrodome for a crowd of 60,948 fans, breaking the attendance record she herself already set. In 1995 when Selena made her 3rd and final Astrodome appearance, she drew in a crowd of 61,041, breaking her previous 2 records and setting the record for the 2nd largest Astrodome concert.

For her concert Selena was carried up to the stage in a white horse-drawn carriage. When she took the stage, her unique, self-designed, bell-bottomed, sparkly,purple disco suit caught the attention and admiration of the thousands of people watching from their seats. Selena danced and sang her heart out, switching back and forth between english and spanish with amazing ease. 60 minutes later, Selena's concert was over and she had left the Astrodome with every promise of becoming a pop mega-star. Sadly, just 37 days later Selena was gone.

In late March, just 11 days before her death, Selena gave her final live performance in Chicago but it's the 1995 Houston performance that has gone on to be legendary. In 1999, the entire concert will be released on home video and the disco suit she wore during the concert was displayed as a traveling exhibit as part of the Smithsonian Institution Tour in 1997.

There was talk for awhile about the outfit becoming a permanent display in Washington D.C's American History Museum but the Quintanilla's refused to donate it, although they did eventually make another permanent Selena donation to the museum. The purple disco suit found a permanent home on display at the Q-Productions Selena Museum in Corpus Christi.

Here are some real audio clips taken straight from the Astrodome concert:

Last Dance/The Hustle/On The Radio

No Me Queda Mas

Amor Prohibido

Here are some real videos taken from the Astrodome concert.

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

Como La Flor

El Chico Del Apartamento 512

Here's the list of the songs Selena performed at the Astrodome(not in order).

I Will Survive/Funkytown/Last Dance/The Hustle/On The Radio

Amor Prohibido

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

Baila Esta Cumbia

No Me Queda Mas

Techno Cumbia

Si Una Vez


Ya Ves

Tus Desprecios

La Carcacha

El Chico Del Apartamento 512

Como La Flor

Live audio tracks from the concert can be found on the following albums:

Selena Soundtrack

All My Hits/Todos Mis Exitos


Pictures, sounds and videos courtesy of Super Selena Website, Untouchable Selena Site and Tejano Web.