October 08, 1989
last "Help> Slipknot": 09-12-85  - Show billed as "Formerly The Warlocks"
Set List:Foolish Heart
Me and My Uncle
Queen Jane Approximately
Help on the Way
Victim or the Crime
Eyes of the World
I Need a Miracle
Gimme Some Lovin'
We Bid You Goodnight
Attendees of this show
These two shows should be put out complete, no compilation
Jerry with the Wolf. H>S>F bustout. Was killer, was standing on the Jer side as close as I ever had been.
Was completely unforgettable.....until the next night! :)
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”
just not quite enough tix but i did get in the next night :-)...
correctly, tix were only available for these two shows in VA. I lived in Roanoke at the time so was able to score tix for a bunch of out-of-state head pals.
Incredibly cool vibe for both nights and of course not just great song selection/bust-outs, but very cohesively played, as well.
I recall a scalper being confronted by a cop by the fountain on one of the two nights and being told he could either go to jail or hand the tix out. He handed about 10 tix to needy heads to the whoops and cheers of all around.
Being on the West Coast I heard about these shows through the grapevine etc... I was so jelous when the I got the setlist and even more jelous when I got the tapes of the run. Although I have excellent SBD tapes of these shows, I cant wait untill its remastered from the vault...hint hint...wink wink..nudge nudge..
Attended both nights. Some of the best shows on the East Coast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so incredible that it was one of those shows that you ask how are they going to top that for the next night. They did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could write a book about these two shows. We heard about the tickets going on sale late one night a month or so before the shows...phone call from somebody in Ohio, who heard from someone in another state who heard from a cousin of someone....well you get the idea. So my friend called me (we were in South Carolina) and said that Hampton Coliseum was going to have tickets go on sale the next morning for a band calling themselves Formerly the Warlocks, no one knew if it was the DEAD; they wanted me to take a road trip to get tickets. Well, I called a neighbor and asked her if she wanted to take a 8 hour drive through the night on the chance that I could get tickets to see a band that might be who knows what. She said why not, and we loaded up my dog Maggie, dropped by my friends house to get some money and off we went. When we got to the parking lot, the next morning, the sun was coming up and there might have been 2 cars waiting. We got out of the car and said "what do you think"? They were from out of town too and had heard the same rumor...little by little cars were pulling in the lot. Then the folks that worked there started arriving. They didn't or wouldn't tell us any more than it was a band called Formerly the Warlocks. They did let us inside to wait on the ticket office to open and we stood around on ice that was on the floor for the ice show that night...there were lots of jokes about us on thin ice etc. Anyway to make a long story longer....we got the tickets, drove home, and when we came back in October, I just knew it was going to be special. My friends said that there was no way that the show on the ninth could be better...ie no dark star, because of the show this night...(help,slip). I bet differently...there were alot of other stories about these two nights, but the best story is the two set lists...we still listen to the old tapes and get chills. I too wish they would put the shows out together.I have the ticket stubs. I have worn out tapes and I have great memories.
when we got to the box office, there were like 5 cars there and no one at the tix window. I got the tix (pink and yellow LMAO), and then wasnt sure who the band was. The lady at the window didnt either.
Its like, OK, I know who this is, but is it really them?
Turns out, yeah....its them alright.
“The Omnipotent Grateful Dead!”