Every single fan knows of this concert. It’s her most recognisable performance. Selena was at the top of her game and it broke records in regards to attendance at the Astrodome. I still think this was a wonderful performance and of course, her most iconic. People who aren’t even huge fans know of that purple jumpsuit. It was featured with one her dolls, the movie and countless fan made items. People have made homemade Halloween costumes based on it. And it’s a great sight to see at the museum.
However, it’s not my favorite. Not even in my top favorites for a couple of reasons. Due to the venue, she had to be distant from the audience and couldn’t be personable. Also the majority of the setlist was from Amor Prohibido which to be fair, they didn’t get a super long set so they were probably just trying to do all their more recent hits.
Don’t get me wrong. It was a brilliant performance by her.
These are the ones that make it to the top of my list:
T Town- 1993
Hands down. My favorite. I love this concert for a few reasons. There’s 2 songs that she rarely sang live- (could of been the only time. I can’t find it anywhere else) “La Muruca Cumbia” and “Parece Que Va Llover” . I wish she recorded “La Muruca Cumbia.” I’m going to admit I downloaded that song from Youtube to my phone because it’s a great song to run to at the gym. Back when I commuted to work on the train, I loved listening to it in the morning. Pretty sure you could see me bobbing around at my seat at 7am.
They also did “Costumbres” which I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done past the late 1980s. And we all got to hear an alternate version of “Missing My Baby”.
This was a great performance because she seemed so relaxed and having fun. There’s a lot of audience interaction. She often seemed like that in smaller venues. Lots of small talk too which I love.
Such a fun night . She had tons of energy and the audience was completely engaged in it. Not to mention, I loved her outfit. She just seemed to have some extra sass that night.
San Antonio- 1991
A classic. Late 80’s- early 90’s Selena is my favorite look. Her bob haircut was adorable and her dancing is spot on for early 90’s pop. There’s a few rare songs on here like “Sensitivity” and “Set Me Free” and you get to see her rapping skills 😉 It was a great preview of her English crossover success.
I’m glad they released this on DVD however I wished it showed the entire concert. There’s parts missing compared to the original Pay Per View showing.
I think we can all agree she was never off when she performed. She never had a “bad” concert and always put 100% into it which is what made her an amazing entertainer.
But we all have our favorites 🙂