Coming This Summer, Somehow, Somewhere, That Documentary on the '78 Texxas Jam


The trailer to Archway Pictures' loooooong-awaited doc on the 1978 Texxas Jam was just (like, just) posted to YouTube, along with the note "Release Date: Summer 2012." Which, fingers crossed, answers the follow-up question I get from time to time following last summer's item in which Archway's president, Bedford-born former Belafonte frontman Brian Hedenberg, detailed the hold-up over its release, which at one point had been planned for July 2011.

I asked Hedenberg via email for more specifics; he would only say details are forthcoming and that he "will have more info soon"; you'll be the first to know. When I asked in a follow-up if it'd be a DVD release, or perhaps even a VH1 broadcast as he'd previously mentioned, he again asked for patience. The reason: Details are being hammered out, and he doesn't "want to release info that could change or isn't true." At least we have the video.
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Phoophan
Phoophan

Boy oh boy, we got hit hard when they turned on the water hoses....  It must have been 140 on that artificial turf

Holly
Holly

My sister, Becky, and I were there~! (RIP Beck)...Indescribably DELICIOUS! I don't give a DAMN how hot it was. There were plenty of BOYs there to throw cold water on us and we had a BALL!!!!

Tomaschmidt
Tomaschmidt

I was there, still have the pamphlet from the show and I still ain't grown up.I attended the next 2 TEXAS Jams also.  Van Halen's first 'real' show.

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Any updates on the Speedtrucker Movie ? that was a great trailer too..............

Eeyore
Eeyore

Rehashing late 70s corporate rock / arena rock.  oooookaaaay.

Zep!
Zep!

I was there. Crazy day. Still have my full ticket stub.

Zulzany
Zulzany

There was two seperate days, the Texxas Jam and The Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic. There was more drugs and underage drinking going on those two days than the whole state of Texas.

james
james

i was at the texas jam. it was big. folks a li'l older than me were at texas international pop festival in lewisville. wasn't it bigger?

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