A dream, circa 1981: The flood waters rage into Strait Music on North Lamar. Stevie Ray Vaughan is on guitar. Junior-high kids from O. Henry play along on flute, oboe, and bassoon. A skinny redneck from Anderson High pounds on the snare drum. A tall Latina from Crockett smashes cymbals together. Strait moved away from the flood waters, but echoes of their rental instruments fill the hallways of Austin schools forever. Two locations, endless memories.
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