The 80s were big, really big. Texas is big, really big. Jean Michel Jarre was big, really big. Three big things in 1986 came together to make biggest concert idea on earth up until then to ever happen, and It is still considered one of the most spectacular electronic music events to ever take place on planet earth!
Rendez-vous Houston was a one of a kind concert where Jarre used the entire downtown area of the city of Houston, TX as a set of laser lighting, fireworks, and experimental electronic instruments. The skyscrapers of downtown Houston actually became part of the show and were illuminated with lasers, gigantic skyscraper-sized projections, fireworks, lasers and lights!
This really must have been one amazing show and is considered one of the largest concerts to have ever happened on earth. I would have loved to seen this. He dedicated the concert to the Astronauts of the Space Shuttle Challenger who were killed a few months before, one of whom was Jean Michel’s friend, Ron McNair.
I would love to see something this ambitious happen today!