It’s been 21 years since Selena rocked the Houston Astrodome in what would be her last ever televised concert. You know, the iconic show where the stunned in that killer purple jumpsuit. Here’s a look back at one of her most amazing concerts, ever.
She entered like a true queen, in a horse drawn carriage.
21 years ago today, (February 26th,1995) Selena performed in front of 61,000 people at the Houston Astrodome, breaking Michael Jackson's, The Rolling stones, & Elvis Presley's audience attendance record! The concert went on to become one of her most iconic performances in her career & it later turned out to be her last televised concert! 😢💜 #selena #selenaforever #selenaquintanilla #houstontx #astrodome #legend #icon #iconic #21yearslater
Seriously. What Latino kid didn’t want their very own horse-drawn carriage after seeing La Reina rock it like a boss?
She warmed up the crowd with a disco medley and dance moves only she could do.
This was the only way anyone could get us to listen to disco.
Let’s not forget when she totally owned her wardrobe malfunction.
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How many of us haven’t lost a piece of clothing while tearing up the dance floor? #SelenaProblems
She showed the world that she was so much more than just a Spanish-language musical powerhouse.
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And all the little Latino kids everywhere learned that it’s totes acceptable to speak both English and Spanish… or Spanglish.
Her final concert gave us this iconic photo of La Reina.
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With the band-aid on the index finger.
And once that jacket came off, Selena was in full beast mode just owning the stage. 🙌
She threw it back to “La Carcaha” for all the hardcore Selena fans.
With the official dance moves to go with it.
Selena was unapologetically Tejana when she belted out “Tus Desprecios.”
Giving us all the feels in the world.
We watched her shake those hips long before Shakira was even a thing in the U.S.
Not saying she is better, just a pioneer.
She made the concert feel so intimate when she softly sang “Cobarde.”
And her after-concert hair let us all know that Selena was doing what she was meant to be doing with her life.
We miss you, Reina, but we will never forget you.
You can watch the full concert below!
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