Twenty—three years ago today, Selena Quintanilla performed to a sold-out crowd at the Houston Rodeo, setting a new attendance record.
"Because performing here has always been a dream for me, at the Houston Astrodome," the singer said during an interview hours before the concert, according to E Online. "Because I remember, I can't even recall the year, but I must have around 15 years old and Michael Jackson was here having his concert. And I thought how crazy, to be here in such a large venue and to be able to fill it. And I said to myself, ‘One day I'll be there.' And look, we're here."
The adoring crowd of more than 66,000 fans sang along to every song as she wowed them in her sparkling purple jumpsuit.
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They no idea it would be Selena’s final live performance.
On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot to death by Yolanda Saldivar – just two weeks before she would have turned 24.
Fans took to Twitter Monday to pay tribute to the Tejano legend: