Khalid Talks High School Prom, Going Platinum, And Getting A New Puppy
A year has felt like a lifetime for hometown fans of Khalid, who last saw him perform in El Paso in September 2017.
Khalid has performed on world stages and appeared on every music and talk show imaginable since then, but his El Paso shows are what his area fans remember the most.
So it was no surprise that it took less than six hours this summer to sell out his two concerts at the Don Haskins Center on Sept. 14 and 15.
Now the concerts are just days away – and the excitement is palpable across the Sun City.
In anticipation of the 915 Hometown Show, we took a stroll down memory lane of his El Paso shows with some of his biggest fans.
In November 2016, Khalid performed one of only a handful of pre-fame local shows at the longtime Downtown arts festival La Parada.
Mark Huitron counts himself as one of Khalid’s earliest supporters, and saw a tweet posted by Khalid inviting people to the concert. Huitron said only a handful of folks were on hand to see the burgeoning star perform.
“In all honesty, I knew he was talented, but … I never really thought he’d blow up,” Huitron said.
Now, having met Khalid and seen him perform multiple times around El Paso, he couldn’t be happier to have been wrong.