For The Fourth Straight Year, Dallas Showed Up En Masse In Celebration Of The Late, Great Tejano Queen Selena.
All photos by Karlo X. Ramos.
This weekend, for the fourth year in a row, Dallas honored the life and legacy of the late, great Selena Quintanilla-Pérez with a day-long celebration that included a car show, an art exhibition, a lookalike contest and an all-out dance party.
Per tradition, the day started with a showcase of some of the city’s finest low-riders out in the parking lot of Oak Cliff mainstay Country Burger, which, long before the annual #214Selena celebration began, had established its walls as a memorial to all things related to the iconic Tejano singer whose life was taken almost exactly 22 years ago. Later in the day, art was the name of the game at Country Burger, as artists from across the city shared works inspired by Selena and as the event organizers in the noted Sour Grapes crew installed a new Selena ,mural onto the restaurant’s exterior.
The second leg of the celebration saw the event move across the city from Oak Cliff to Deep Ellum as the Faded Deejays set took over Club Dada to host a Selena-themed bash, centered around the annual celebration’s now infamous Selena lookalike and dance-off competition.
Photographer Karlo X. Ramos was on hand to celebrate the entire day’s celebrations and, from the looks of his slideshow, it looks like Dallas once again did Selena’s legacy quite proud. Peep his pics in the slideshow above.