At least you got to take out any frustrations with the hammer. I had far too many show where I had to drive back to the Navy base afterwards and had to interact with people in an office the next morning wearing a uniform.
I was at these two shows - both monumental in many aspects. There was a lot of heat on the band to nix all the camping and associated activities after the summer tour -and from what I heard the dead weren't allowed back at Hampton due to previous scene related issues the last time they played Hampton - hence the unnaviunced shows billed as the warlocks right before fall tour 89. Breakouts of help slip franklins, dark star, death don't have no mercy and attics. The whole fall 89 tour was pretty hot after these shows - a bunch of runs at what was Bryndyn Byrne at the meadowlands - then 3 shows in philly with the California earthquake tune.
For the Hampton shows we heard tickets were available but only if you lived in the area - so a friend of mine knew somone who had a relative in Hampton and had them pick up tix for us - we were coming from central PA back then. General admission with an open floor - I remember the cops up on the roofs of the motels scouting out the parking lot scene - anyway what a great time to be able to catch the band unexpectedly and to be there for all those breakouts. Damn I miss fall tour!!!!