Astrodome Decor: Which of These Superboxes Is Most Hideous? YOU Decide!!
Chamber of wonders, or horrors.
Retrospace got its hands on a 1966 Astrodome guide (subhed: "The Astrodome is more than a stadium -- it is a way of treating people"), and while it's filled with such unimaginable wonders as $3.50 box seats, our favorite is the superbox page.
There, the Dome shows off its terrible, wonderful, appalling, entertaining "taste" in mod-`60s Houston interior decoration.
But which of the five featured boxes is most hideous? Let's examine!
5. The hippest dentist in Houston wants his chair back
"Quiet elegance" is the byword here, a design in which understated subtlety bespeaks "old money," if by "old" you mean 1965.
3. Ye Olde Superboxe
"Yon jousters below look upon thine splendor with much envy, m'lord." No doubt the post-game meal was at the old Sir Loin Inn.
2. It's all about the rug
That's not to discount the horns, of course.
1. The carpet matches the drapes
And that meant something, back before the shave-everything era. In any case, they seem to be the only things that are compatible with something else here.
Weep, reader, that the magazine didn't offer more. Look at the possibilities offered:
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Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
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Rice Owls Mens Basketball vs. Middle Tennessee State Univ Blue Raiders Mens Basketball
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PRCA XTreme Bulls
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"Spanish Armada"? "River Shannon"? "Goliwoggs"? The mind reels.
But even those, we are sure, pale before choice number 37: "Laverne."
Although we think a lot of these look like they were decorated for someone named Laverne.
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