• Wembley Arena - October 30, 1990
    venue used to be called the "Wembley Empire Pool" - telephone conversations during "Drumz"

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  • Songs:
    Jack Straw
    Bertha
    Wang Dang Doodle
    Queen Jane Approximately
    Row Jimmy
    Let it Grow
    Valley Road

    Picasso Moon
    Foolish Heart
    Looks Like Rain
    Terrapin Station
    drums
    The Wheel
    I Need a Miracle
    Black Peter
    Turn on Your Love Light

    The Weight

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venue used to be called the "Wembley Empire Pool" - telephone conversations during "Drumz"
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Songs:
Jack Straw
Bertha
Wang Dang Doodle
Queen Jane Approximately
Row Jimmy
Let it Grow
Valley Road

Picasso Moon
Foolish Heart
Looks Like Rain
Terrapin Station
drums
The Wheel
I Need a Miracle
Black Peter
Turn on Your Love Light

The Weight
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I didn't know anything much about the Dead when I arrived at Wembley that evening with my friend Jim. We had been given tickets at the last minute by someone who couldn't go. However, I did like Bob Dylan and the band, so when the dead played "Queen Jane Approximately" I was smiling. Drums was a heavy experience for a fairly straight laced teenager, but when that flooded into The Wheel I felt as if I had been lifted to a new place musically. However, my abiding memory will always be the encore. "The Weight" was my absolute all time favourite song (I guess all teenagers do those lists and try to find a favourite) so when that falling run of 6 notes hit my eardrums I was blown apart. It really felt that the Dead were playing this for me as a personal treat. Wow. I was hooked... Still am ...always will be with love Chris
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I forgot they played the wheel, i remember it as a ok show sound at the start was awful but great by the end. Tearing into the bruce hornsby song. Also hearing Phills bass in foolish heart and jerry's trilling at the end of rain the encore was perfect. Aliuk
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Mickey was signing copies of his book at some bookstore on the outskirts of London. When we tried to get the train to the show, the stations were all closed due to a fire somewhere. We got to Wembley late and I ran across the street and got hit by a BMW in the crosswalk, I looked the wrong direction while running across the street, I was a stupid American "tourist"! I flew 20 feet to the sidewalk and ended up with only scrapes and bruises. I'll never forget the Wheel/Miracle that night!! I survived, some deadheads gave me some Vicodins and all was well!! What a trip!!
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Sat towards the back the sound was awful for the first half and much too quiet for the second half - as a lover of the Dead since the 60's and attended of the London shows in the early 70's this was a dissappointing experience -(be nice to hear a tape though)
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When the tickets for this show and the following night went on sale Brent was still alive and when he died we wondered if it would happen. I was about 3rd 0r 4th in line for tickets and managed to get seats halfway back down the hall, the front seats all went to agencies, i was even further back the next night. A friend had bought some Mushrooms from Norfolk to the show so that helped, not the best show of the tour so far but not the worst either. apart from the next 2 Wembley shows i didn´t get to see the GOGD again , i did see the last Ratdog tour of England though. hopefully Phil or RD again will come over to Europe, a nice show in the south of Spain wouls be nice Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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It seemed the boys were a bit weary by the time London rolled around. The sound was bad- the place is an old cement soccer stadium-designed in no way for good sound. It was still a treat to be there and see it all. Hornsby was rocking as he was every show back then- he really helped w/ the transition from Brent to Vince.Let it Grow was inspired. Terrapin was good and Black Pete really was soulful. A nice treat for sure.
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sorry to dissapoint but the dead didnt play the football stadium the played wembley arena the concert venue the football stadium held 80,000 which is a bit big for the dead over herethe place they played is probably on a par with a us basketball arena ps dont remember any probs with the sound at any of the wembley shows
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Took my 8 year old son to this show..he still talks about it! The sound was very muddy up to Queen Jane, when it came to life. Weird inclusion of a telephone conversation between two very London women during space! As for Wembley Stadium, terrapin53 is right. Actually the Dead and Santana were supposed to play there in 1976 (I think) in a Bill Graham promotion called 'Greetings from San Francisco. It was cancelled due to poor ticket sales! It would have been my first show....I was soooo disappointed. Had to wait till '81!
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This was a wild time for me. I got to meet Micky Hart and shake his hand and say thanks for coming to England again. I also met the man himself ‘Cosmic Charlie’ although it was months later when I happened to look in a book about 60’s culture that I realised that the song really was about this famous character – and lo and behold there was a picture of the same man when he was younger! So for those of you who don’t know - the song ‘Cosmic Charlie’ was actually about a real person who advocated taking acid and had a really free spirit and an open mind. One really cool guy. (And if you happen to read this Charlie, I learnt some good stuff from you about not judging others and keeping an open mind – thanks dude)! Living folklore indeed. The show was great fun and I really enjoyed myself, especially the bit in drums with the English woman on the phone chatting about meeting her friend at the club. Second night ahoy!
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i was either on my way or at a pub in Marylebone, where we were meeting before the show Little did i know that after this show i would only see the GOGD twice more Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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Told my work mates in Bristol that I was "going home to California for 3 days" - felt like I had walked into CA when I stepped off the tube in Wembley into a flood of tye-dyed Americans! The first of three days of great music and fun and lots of wonderful memories.
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met a guy he told me he was the bear and tried to sell me a gold steal your face belt buckle dont know to this day if he was said bear but would like to think so hello owsley
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...with the best-ever "Foolish Heart", I believe. A limp Wang Dang Doodle aside this was a fine high-energy show (recently broadcast on The Professor's Deadpod, if you haven't heard it) Rekindled my love of the GOGD, whom I'd lost track of through the '80's - and I spent the next five years catching up on what I'd missed Shame it was to be my last Dead concert - there's nothing can replace them!
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Hi everyone. This is The Wire calling. We're a UK magazine, and we are running a one page Epiphany from the writer Richard King about his experience of catching the Dead for the first time on the last night of their 1990 Wembley run. This is a very last minute request if any of you out there has photos from this night, or if not at Wembley, another from the same era, preferably with Bruce Hornsby in the picture. We're tight on deadline so please contact me as soon as possible if any of you can help. Please write to chris@thewire.co.uk. Thank you!
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I am listening to this concert on Sirius and it seems as though BEW was omitted from the playlist. It was sandwiched between Wang Dang Doodle and Queen Jane Approximately.
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I was listening to this show on Sirius today... And Brown Eyed Women was definitely in there... Between Wang Dang and Queen Jane... Thanks! Chuck
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After Europe I sold up and followed the Dead around the states for a while. During that time I crossed paths with Cosmic Charlie a couple more times and he did happen to tell me that Bear was selling belt buckles, albeit expensive buckles - $200 a pop I seem to recall. So yes that was Bear!
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  • captain.dead
    2 years ago
    Bear's belt buckles
    After Europe I sold up and followed the Dead around the states for a while. During that time I crossed paths with Cosmic Charlie a couple more times and he did happen to tell me that Bear was selling belt buckles, albeit expensive buckles - $200 a pop I seem to recall. So yes that was Bear!
  • DCGent
    6 years 3 months ago
    Brown Eyed Woman
    I was listening to this show on Sirius today... And Brown Eyed Women was definitely in there... Between Wang Dang and Queen Jane... Thanks! Chuck
  • cantops
    8 years 5 months ago
    Brown-Eyed Women
    I am listening to this concert on Sirius and it seems as though BEW was omitted from the playlist. It was sandwiched between Wang Dang Doodle and Queen Jane Approximately.