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  1. BigTex

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    Well, (obligitory Ferrari content) The World's Fastest Art Car Ferrari has lost it's reserved parking spot in front of the Bill Mraz Dance Hall.........

    An early morning Sunday fire has destroyed the historic landmark where Speedy308 and the Showroom Manager of Ferrari of Houston had made plans to catch the Derailers next month.

    Originally built in the 30's as a Czech Dance Hall for Polka music, the building had been closed for years before recently being reopened to both traditional Country Music as well as the newer Alternative Country bands. The solid wood dance floor was constructed from proprietary methods by the Mraz family and was referred to as being "spring loaded"........it burned like a torch.

    Speedy308 along with Lady Valeria had enjoyed several shows there, The Derailers as well as Austin based country crooner Dale Watson, and were really looking forward to spinning around the floor to next month's show, along with the crowd ranging from silver haired old folks to young girls of elementary school age learning to dance from their fathers or brothers..

    It was an old school family style place, and will be missed.

    When we went by yesterday evening, the Parking Lot was full of people staring dumbfounded at the loss......I was going to post pics but the collapsed roof system of twisted steel beams and charred wood of the burned fans and neon signs was just too sad...........

    Power Company crews, along with Warner Cable were working to restore service to the neighboring residents............
     
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    You do realize you're now obligated to get us good parking and a reserved area for the good shows? :D
     
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    Thanks ya'll, though not as famous as some others in the Hill Country like Saengerhall or Gruene Hall, this was just a place you could go and count on a low keyed good time, no drunks (at least violent ones) or trouble.

    There was a little sweetie throwing $2.50 longnecks at ya that looked like
    Brittany Spears! Maybe she can move to Ft. Worth,........ Will

    Thanks for posting the link, Will.....you can read thru the Guest Book comments there, to see how much the Place meant to many........
     
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    Hey Will, can you 'search' and post a pic of the fire??

    I think the Houston Chron and the news stations have it up on the sites.......

    It was a HUGE building, but sadly all wood framing for the most part. The dance floor was so large you had to hustle to make it all the way around in one song........
     
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    Uhh, Big Tex? How the hell get 14,040 posts?? Carbon is going to be pissed.
     
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    Bank error in my favor! LOL! and I just spent the money!

    It appears that someone has merged my account with someone else's, if yaknowwhatImean, ;) and apparently their math's a little off..........

    I think I had around 565 when I left Friday to catch the Jesse Dayton record release party at the Mucky Duck, and then by the time I get thru with Rockabilly Legend Wanda Jackson at the Continental Club I'm the World F1 Champ! LOL

    I'm left here, with a young Zupra to raise.........

    I'm as confused as Schumi, after totalling out that car!
     
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    Don't get the internet chat world confused with anything that's supposed to reconcile with reality.............


    EVERYBODY has 12" on the internet...............LOL!
     
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    I sat up alll weekend doing this.......
     
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    I think I've even past Rob! LOL!

    I'm leaving for a 12 Step Program...........
     
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    Alright, I'm trying to Hijack this thread and now BIGTEX is trying to Hijack it from ME.

    Will - I've seen the rev about 10 times, including once at Bleachers in Lubbock where I was smashed against the front barricade the whole time, It felt like I was ON stage with them since they weren't elevated any... plucked Jimbo's bass when he offered it to the few of us who could reach it.

    I spoke with the Rev at a show in Denton last year, while he was watching the opening band and nobody noticed him standing there but me... VERY cool guy, gracious and always takes the time to chat with a fan.
     
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    Alright, I'm trying to Hijack this thread and now BIGTEX is trying to Hijack it from ME.

    Will - I've seen the rev about 10 times, including once at Bleachers in Lubbock where I was smashed against the front barricade the whole time, It felt like I was ON stage with them since they weren't elevated any... plucked Jimbo's bass when he offered it to the few of us who could reach it.

    I spoke with the Rev at a show in Denton last year, while he was watching the opening band and nobody noticed him standing there but me... VERY cool guy, gracious and always takes the time to chat with a fan.
     
  25. BigTex

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    You can never out hijack the World champion hijacker! LOL!

    We are in mourning on this thread for the old Beer hall. You gonna have to start your own Rev. Heat thread.....no hard feelings though, as the Right Reverend hangs with my bud Jesse Dayton, who does the rockin' "RR2222" song on the Live from the Satellite Lounge CD.

    We all partied together at the Superbowl after I got in from the Snoop Dog thing.....

    Speedy wants to know if he can trade zupra for that Bar maid?
    If he's gonna raise kids, might as well be pretty ones........
     
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    Caught a drum stick from the original Rev banger before he left for the charts back in 1993 - Lawrence, KS.

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  27. BigTex

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    That's funny you were in Lawrence, KS.

    I gave Renee's Mom a ride home there, before she went to pen, from where Renee lived, in Ottowa.....she was in a Crack House apartment.

    What do you think of that fire, man?

    Heck, she might be back out by now.....real small world, Lady Valeria's folks are in Independence, KS. They knew Wanda Jackson's Manager (see above), that old lady can rock, man!
     
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    Hey Hey Hey - Start your own Lawrence Kansas Thread! :D :D :D

    LOL, I kill me. :D
     

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