Hampton Coliseum - October 9, 1989
October 09, 1989
"Stranger" appears on "Without A Net" - last "Dark Star": 07-13-84  - last "Attics": 10-28-72  - Show billed as "Formerly The Warlocks"
Set List:Feel Like a Stranger
Built to Last
Little Red Rooster
Ramble on Rose
We Can Run But We Can't Hide
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Music Never Stopped
Playin' in the Band
Uncle John's Band
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Attics of My Life
Attendees of this show
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We were so used to waiting in line - very often overnight - for tickets, that when we drove to the coliseum to buy these and saw NO line at the box office, we were most skeptical, to say the least. Even after walking away with handfuls of those pink and green passes to paradise, we were giggling nervously to each other, unsure whether to believe our fortune or not.
Lo and behold, they worked, got us into the shows, and it really was the Dead, not a cover band as our worst fears let us believe.
AND... it was 2 nights of unsurpassed joy! The Boys were on fire, and we soaked in every burning note. Leaving, I remember how everyone was smiling at each other in disbelief and gratitude. We all got a miracle.
Not a bad version, even if it is more of a slightly coherent version of Space than a classic Dark Star. The fans went a little too nuts, but it was great. Gotta say, never been an Attics fan.
I was glad that the Grateful Dead were able to pull off these shows under their previous name, the Warlocks. I found out about the shows and a friend of mine that was connected in the music scene knew a woman in Hampton. He contacted her and her father who did not even know us stood in line and purchased our tickets. Somehow or another the local newspaper found out we were going and considering the Grateful Dead were going to play in our home town of Charlotte, NC they asked if they could go up with us to Hampton to see what it was all about. We went to the shows and had a blast. During this show we went to the backstage area before the show and wound up right in the first row in front of Phil. It was a great experience and it was great to see them play dark star and attics of my life. The rest of the shows were well played too. After we got back home my neighbor came by and gave me a laminated page of the Charlotte Observer that chronicled my trip up there with my friend. It was awesome. It was nearly 20 years after that when I heard that they were releasing the shows as a box set. I was not too sure about purchasing it since I had killer cd's and even really good video of the shows. Then out of the blue a woman in NY contacted me through Facebook and said she saw the newspaper article about my trip up there with my friend Mitch. I asked her where she saw it and she said it was in the box set. I flipped out. Needless to say I had to buy it. When It arrived it had the whole Charlotte Observer article about the trip in it. It still flips me out. The photo of me and my friend at the show is during the first few notes of Help On The Way from the night before. I feel privileged that everything came together so that I could be at that show and that it was included in the box set for the event.
I recognize all these comments are from 2007 but decided to re-listen to this show at work today and couldn't resist commenting.
Tickets were in the air that night, no doubt. I was a freshman at ODU in Norfolk and remember a smoking hot hippie chick miracled me almost as soon as my finger went in the air. I still have that "Warlocks" ticket stub now framed with a pick of the Fat Man noodling in his home studio.
I didn't know how special this 10.9.89 was that night but today relish in full appreciation of its magic almost 30 years later.
Bravo boys, bravo!