REM blocked San Antonio traffic on I-10 for a video clip
As part of a new series documenting notable community events from bygone eras, the San Antonio Office of Preservation has released a fun piece of music from the San Antonio Collective Memory Bank. In 1993, REM apparently recorded their award-winning “Everybody Hurts” music video on I-10 at the intersection of Woodlawn and Fredericksburg Road.
Personally, I previously had no idea that this seismic event had occurred. Does this particular hallway near the Westside have a certain melancholy quality that other corners of the world lack? Do people “have more pain” at this crossroads than at others? Is the human spirit a little more alive here, a little more present? From experience, I’d say it’s possible, although I can’t say for sure.