July 07, 1987
"Funiculi Funicula" tuning before "Half Step"
Set List:Funiculi Funicula
My Brother Esau
When Push Comes to Shove
Me and My Uncle
West L.A. Fadeaway
Looks Like Rain
Eyes of the World
Gimme Some Lovin'
Turn on Your Love Light
Attendees of this show
We had so much fun at these shows. The "in the Dark" had been released the day before and they played the West LA just like the album. That was the only time I got to see them do that.
We had front row tickets for these shows which was our hometown venue, being from Lynchburg. I had gone to see a buddy who was working at the local ticket outlet to see if the boys were going to play their TBA dates in Roanoke. "No word" was the word...I told Tony I would be back tomorrow. When tomorrow came I checked again and he confirmed that they were indeed coming. Not only were they booked, but someone in Jersey at Ticketmaster had left access to the tickets open so they were on sale, five days before they were supposed to be available! Checking on the best seats available he let me know section B row 1 - center stage!!
I bought eight tix for each show!! As I was leaving the mall, some guy was running through the parking lot in a suit. Half joking I yelled to get your Dead tickets before they turn off the access and he confirmed that was his intention!!!
Both of these shows were awesome! The music was on, the parking lot was great with views of the Blue Ridge in the back ground and being so close to home was like knowing everyone in the building....would love to see back and play in Row-a-no-KEY (as the pronounced it on the hotline)!
Still Dead after all these years!