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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 04:50 PM

Texas Under Democratic Rule:

I attended this concert:

Rendez-vous Houston: A City in Concert
was a live performance by musician Jean Michel Jarre amidst the skyscrapers of downtown Houston on the evening of April 5, 1986, coinciding with the release of the Rendez-Vous album. For a period of time, it held a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest outdoor "rock concert" in history, with figures varying from 1 to 1.5 million in attendance.

Rendez-vous Houston is remembered for being the concert which celebrated the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, which had happened only two and a half months beforehand. One of Jarre's friends, astronaut Ron McNair, had been killed in the disaster. He was supposed to play the saxophone from space during the track "Last Rendez-Vous"; his substitute for the concert was Houston native Kirk Whalum.


In in April of 1986, Democrat Mark White was still governor, but he lost to Bill Clement in November. Texas was hard hit by Reagan. Despite the loss later that year by White, all down ticket Democrats won and Kathy Whitmire was the mayor of Houston.



That is not the Houston people know, such as the disgraceful, hateful NRA convention held there this year.

Battleground Texas, you can turn the state back blue with Wendy Davis and all the other great candidates and take your place as a leader.

It wasn't that long ago that progressive politics ruled and will again.

That is all.

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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:33 PM

1. That was an amazing event


We were above it in a helo.

Texas was a pretty cool place before Reagan fucked up our oil industry - back when Austin was still weird.

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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:38 PM

2. Yes, I watched as Reagan devastated generations of business and degraded workers. Yet media loved it

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