Saturday: Chris Gray Day at the Continental Club
"I didn't know Chris was a celebrity."
Chris Gray's mother told a rapt audience from the stage on Saturday afternoon that she was "overwhelmed" by the outpouring of love for her son, our music editor, who survived a nearly-fatal heart attack several months ago, but miraculously stood beside his parents on the Continental Club stage shaking the hands of the officers who saved his life and accepting a proclamation from the mayor's office.
It was a heady moment in a day where "overwhelmed" seemed to be the buzzword, whether it be the tearful moments of joy after so many moments of worry, the packed-house turnout in support of Chris or the blistering performances by more than four dozen of Houston's finest musicians.
To pull a quote from our local television news, we had team coverage of Chris Gray Day on Saturday and, as you might imagine, the response was...well, overwhelming.