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February 15, 1968 Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and Neal Ford and the Fanatics open for The Experience at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.
The Experience, along with Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and The Chessmen, play the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas, Texas. The set includes: “Are You Experienced?” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Tax Free,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House,” and “Purple Haze.”
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The Experience, Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and Neal Ford & the Fanatics perform at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. The Experience play: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Fire,” “Catfish Blues,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” Later, Hendrix jams backstage with Billy Gibbons, guitarist for The Moving Sidewalks, and trades guitars with him. Gibbons gives Hendrix a left-handed 1957 Stratocaster and Hendrix gives Gibbons a pink Strat. (Gibbons, who later joined ZZ Top, reportedly still owns the pink guitar.)
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The Experience, supported by Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and Neal Ford & the Fanatics, play the Music Hall in Houston, Texas. Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Experience’s February 18, 1968 performance at the Music Hall in Houston, Texas. Photo: William Warner / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC
A 40-minute set by the Experience is performed at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas. Their set includes performances of “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Red House,” and “Tax Free” among others. Hendrix closes the set with a destructive sequence has him destroying his Stratocaster and smashing several amps on stage.
The Experience perform at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas supported by the Soft Machine. Their 62-minute set includes, “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” an aborted version of “Hey Joe,” plus a few notes from “I Feel Fine” and then dive into a version of “Fire.” “Red House” follows then “Purple Haze” and closing with “Wild Thing.”
The Experience perform at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas. Among the songs performed at the 8:30 p.m. show are “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Fire,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Purple Haze,” and “Manic Depression.”
April 20, 1969 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: Stone Free Hear My Train A Comin’ Foxey Lady I Don’t Live Today Fire Red House Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Experience always seemed to rise to the occasion in their performances in Texas. This superb Dallas 1969 performance was no exception. Jimi Hendrix is photographed during The Experience’s April 20, 1969 performance at the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas. Photo: Chesna Deyoe / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC
Heading south, The Experience stop in Forth Worth, Texas where they perform at Will Rogers Coliseum. Scheduled as a replacement show for the one previously scheduled for September 27, 1969. Tonight’s 75-minute set included “Fire,” “Lover Man,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Foxey Lady,” “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Red House,” “Freedom,” “Ezy Ryder,” “Machine Gun,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Purple Haze,” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”