Shows at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia... While definitely at risk of " restating the obvious " if you were on Dead Tour in Fall'89 - I ask you to think back to the surrounding details of how Important, Monumental!Most of us all collectively had our minds-blown by the intensity of the Grateful Dead's performances night after night on the 1989 Summer Tour... But who would have ever suspected this coming around the corner in the Fall? If you lived in the East Coast, or even more specifically the Mid-Atlantic during this time - you are well aware of how crazy & out of control the Dead Show' goer' scene & parking-lot scene was getting to be for the surrounding communities. The " Hoards of Ticketless Fans " as the Band used to say, were getting to be all too much - along with the other assorted illegal problems that we won't even get into.
Well, here you have the Hampton Coliseum! - one of the Grateful Dead's long-time favorite East Coast Venues - just getting to the tip of the boiling point with these problems, as the venue management & local authorities simply had had enough. Family, Staff & even the Band! On Hampton Shows to try to save it for us all.In'86 a ticket-info sheet & parking-lot flyer Begged! The Fans to behave so the Band wouldn't be banned from Hampton. In'87 the promoter actually grabbed the stage-mic before the show and personally-pleaded with the Fans. But - it still wasn't enough, unfortunately. So, the Dead did it the only way they could - and that was by running' un' pre-announced' Stealth-Shows! The Venue then agreed to this strategy, and the 1989 Fall Tours were actually able to happen!! This led to the Band even applying an old' prankster-style' trick by actually announcing & booking these Shows as being performed by the Warlocks!!! And not' The Grateful Dead'. And my goodness, as that certainly wasn't the only trick the Good'Ol Grateful Dead had up their collective-sleeves... As those Dead Fans who were so fortunate to make it happen and' get-in' to these Shows, were treated to not only Garcia plugging-in the recently midi-customized Irwin Wolf - but were also treated to some of the most celestial Grateful Dead performances in Years! Straight from the Good Ol' Grateful Dead Vault!!! We are talking here as I'm sure you're likely already well-aware... About the return of Attics Of My Life! -- & even Dark Star!!!!! Favorites to the Bands repertoire & live song-rotation since 1985, 1972 & 1984 respectively!!! As these Shows Folks, were Two (2) of the Most-Important Grateful Dead nights of All-Time!
- in the opinion of many, many Dead Fans. The Boys were simply On-Fire!!! - they meant business pure-business... And this Blistering-Hot Fall Tour'89 Brent!Unit continued to bring the Heat!! Night-after-night & run-after-run all the way through the end of the 1990 Summer Tour! My fellow Dead Fans, and I'm inclined to say that this Incredible!
" Box Set captures this " Finest Quality Magic! " Hand-Picked In Hampton, Virginia " - and - " Mellow Yet Mind Blowing "... Just like the Cover of this Cigar Box Set states!!! / Hampton Fall'89 Collectible Cigar Box!
Is without-question a' Must-Have' for any! 6-CD Box Set - with Numerous' Extras!' Live' at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia (VA) on October 8th & 9th, 1989 (10/8/1989 & 10/9/1989). DISC 1 : Foolish Heart > Walkin' Blues Candyman Me And My Uncle > Big River Stagger Lee Queen Jane Approximately Bird Song > Promised Land DISC 2 : Help On The Way > Slipknot!
> Franklin's Tower Victim Or The Crime > Eyes Of The World > Rhythm Devils > DISC 3 : Space > I Need A Miracle > The Wheel > Gimme Some Lovin' > Morning Dew. Fantasy > Hey Jude Finale > Throwing Stones > Good Lovin.
Encore : Attics of My Life. Item Condition : This Very Rare! (2010 GDP / Rhino release) Grateful Dead Warlocks Box Set 6-CD Box Set + Many Collectible' Extras'! Is Brand New / Factory Sealed! Please see all photos provided.Photos included are of the actual item you will receive. Box Set here Dead Fans! In Fall'89 at the Hampton Coliseum!!! Please Note : No actual " Cigars " in this Amazing Wooden Box Set... Just Grateful Dead Rock n' Roll!!! &' Lots' of Collectibles Extras!