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Monday's $100 tickets were steep even for an Arc Angels show, but they also bought Los Lobos, Lyle Lovett, pained multiculti comedy from emcee Paul Rodriguez, and – solving the dilemma of awarding the last slot to Mexico or Texas – an unbilled appearance by the Gipsy Kings. Los Lobos had white and brown alike dancing the cumbia, but Lovett (below) was the most visibly affected, reading Col. William B. Travis' "Victory or Death" letter before whipping out crowd-pleasing swinger "San Antonio Girl."

Charlie, Doyle II, and Double Trouble, meanwhile, conquered early sound problems to deliver dependably stout versions of "Sent by Angels" and "Livin' in a Dream." Fun fact: The word "alamo" means "cottonwood" in Spanish. Fun rumor: ZZ Top was approached to play, but wanted too much money up front.

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