Have a great story and a plea to all you fans out there! Sometime in the early 1990's (hope someone out there can confirm!) a friend of mine found out about an unscheduled Soul Asylum show playing at a small club in NYC. They were in town for some TV thing, I cannot remember what. It was supposed to be 3 of us but one of our friends bailed bc she didnt feel well and it was a blizzard out there.
We trek to Manhattan in this horrible weather. NO ONE is outside. We get to Tramps (which sadly does not exist anymore) and we walk in and the place is empty. We waited to see more people because, you know, it was Soul Asylum who were pretty mainstream popular at the time. MAYBE 15-20 people showed. it was almost like our own private concert! Dave Pirner who was no doubt hammered at the time was walking around just hanging out. We approached him and asked if he could do us a big favor. Of course there were no cell phones at that time, so we went to the pay phone in the club and called our friend and gave him the phone. We told him to make her feel absolutely terrible for not showing up. He was AWESOME! he completely made her feel bad and she didnt believe it was really him. we had to convince her over and over. she was mortified...but to this day remembers that day! haha
that being said, I have no freakin idea when this show was! it doesn't seem to show up on any set list site and I had a bunch of flyers that i saved, but they are all gone. I have done searches of all their NYC shows including all the Tramps shows they did, but none of those days it snowed....yes, I checked the historical weather forecasts for NYC haha.
PLEASE if this rings a bell for anyone out there or if anyone knows a way I could find out, that would be great! It was a small club show, so there were no tickets or stubs to save. I have no proof of this show! Based on other things, it had to be between 1992-1994.
Please help solve this mystery for me and my friend Eric!