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10/31/90
Wembley Arena - London, England

Set 1:
Help On The Way
Slipknot!
Franklin's Tower
Little Red Rooster
Loose Lucy
Me And My Uncle
Big River
It Must Have Been The Roses
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Bird Song
Promised Land

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Truckin'
He's Gone
Drums
All Along The Watchtower
Stella Blue
Around And Around
Good Lovin'

Encore:
Werewolves Of London

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Comments:

Come on! Halloween Night in London! All the best songs! Encore with a Zevon tune about Werewolves in London! The whole tube ride home it was happy Americans singing "Ah-oooo!!!"
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This was one of the better shows of the tour. Opening the first set with help slip frank...sick sick sick... I never did enjoy hornsby...I know the boys liked him but I was glad when he departed
-Owen


Much of this show was superb. Sadly the one and only Dead show I ever saw. I was 18 and didnt really know what to expect!

Listening to the excellent SBD years later reveals why my mind was so blown. This was a real kick ass band at one of their many peaks.

The Stella Blue is my all time fave from a couple of hundred Dead shows I have collected.

On the tube afterward an American Indian head in full native costume seemed to be on another planet his eyes rolling back in his head while a frenchman kept shouting "They are taking us to bacon street!". Quite a night.
- (11/14/2007)


I have to admit that I have a certain bias against the post-Brent years, but this show certainly cooks and absolutely smokes in some spots.

Would I be totally out of line if I said this was my favorite "Promised Land" ever? Even though Jerry seems a bit out of it, Hornsby's and Vince's keys are absolutely filthy. It's like Chuck Berry wrote this song for the Dead to close sets with.


-Seanay (09/18/2008)


First London HSF. 2nd HSF and last in Europe ever!!!
-Anonymous (12/11/2014)


This was the only Dead show I ever went to with a friend of mine, we were both 19 at the time. We bought a pair of tickets off a tout for £20 each and got in just before they hit the stage. My memories are quite vague however, looking at the stage were about half way back to the right on the side. They were pretty good seats. They guy in front of us came from Carlisle and was staying in town for all 3 shows. The opening salvo of Help/Slipknot/Franklin was simply awesome, but I didn't really know many of their songs and was disappointed at the time that they didn't play Dark Star or Touch of Grey. Looking back the set list was pretty darn good with some of my favs like Me & My Uncle, Bird Song and Promised Land.

I did eventually get a copy of the show and Garcia's vocals were quite pitiful at times, particularly on Bird song where he struggles to sing above a croak, I didn't notice it then though. My other main abiding memory was the atmosphere. I've seen a load of shows at Wembley Arena, and quite frankly it is an awful place to see bands as the sound is usually ropey, so much so that the last time I went there was for Metallica on the Black album tour in '91, I vowed never to return after that. On this night the sound was OK and the Americans in the crowd (and there were shitloads) really lifted the venue.

From memory they hit the stage at 7.30 and left at 11.15 with a 30 min break. We were a bit worried about missing our train home and were (reliably as it turned out) that the Dead only ever played one encore, so we hot tailed it out of there when Werewolves ended, not knowing whether that was it or not. So glad saw them when I could otherwise I would have regretted it to this day.
- (05/14/2015)


They played more than one encore many times Jason, though I'm happy it worked out for you!! Plenty of negativity about this tour but other than Garcia's vocal struggles (not exactly an uncommon occurence. Lol) I find a lot of solid shows, especially if like me you appreciate the shot in the arm Hornsby gave 'em.
-Gdjake (11/30/2019)


I’m a Yank & I’ve spent a lot of time in England. The rock and roll culture in the UK is harder edged. There’s more emphasis on being rowdy and fighting, and hard rock, at least that’s how it comes off. Punk and heavy metal are a big deal – like the Metallica concert that Jason mentions in his comment. Sure, there are “hippies”, but there is nothing in the way of Deadheads the way there is in the States.
My friend and I were about halfway back at this show. We were next to a couple of English blokes who had come to check out the Dead. They were not sure what to make of the band or the fans. They were in black leather and boots, typical rocker dress in London. They drank beer for the first set, and were commenting to us about the band. At the end of the first set, they were sort of lukewarm in reaction – they liked some of the more rockin’ songs, like Promised Land, but they were thinking about leaving. We told them to stick around, the second set would be a bit different. Just then, this crazed rasta came by with a huge chillum stuffed with hash (and weed, unusual on that side of the pond!). He passed it around and got our English friends utterly wrecked – they were very, very stoned – too stoned to leave.
The band came out and did a killer second set. The Drumz>Space was stellar, one of the blokes teared up during Stella Blue, and the closing Bobby rave ups, along with Werewolves, left them stunned and open-mouthed. As they were leaving, they told us how fcking awesome that had been and that they were going to try for tickets the next night. Their minds had been blown. Converts!
The tube ride back into London was one of the loveliest rolling freak-shows I’ve ever seen. Every station we stopped at left the people waiting on the platform shaking their heads in disbelief! Good times!
A couple days later, I ran into Phil & Jill pushing Grahame and Brian in a pram at Stonehenge. I shared a book about ancient English stone circles and sacred sites with Phil. We had a great conversation. I didn’t mention Dead related stuff at all! He looked relieved. Later I had a great wild trip with American and British hippies in Glastonbury and the forests of Somerset and Dorset. Crazy good times!

- (05/23/2020)


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Band Configuration
(09/15/90 - 03/24/92)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Vince Welnick
Keyboard: Bruce Hornsby
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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