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May 02nd, 1969

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys

Set List: [partial]
Fire
Spanish Castle Magic
Foxey Lady
I Don’t Live Today
Sunshine Of Your Love
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Red House

Live

May 23rd, 1969

Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Wa.
With Fat Mattress

Set List: [Partial]
Red House
I Don’t Live Today
Foxey Lady
Purple Haze
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

The Experience traveled to Hendrix’s hometown of Seattle, Washington.

Live

May 24th, 1969

Sports Arena, San Diego, Ca. With Fat Mattress Set List: Fire Hey Joe Spanish Castle Magic/Sunshine Of Your Love Red House I Don’t Live Today Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) A superb set which yielded some of the guitarist’s best loved live recordings. The recent box set The Jimi Hendrix Experience features two such examples, an exquisite, twelve minute rendition of “Red House” along with an incomparable version of “Purple Haze”.
Live

May 30th, 1969

Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
With Fat Mattress

Set List: [partial]
Foxey Lady
Red House
I Don’t Live Today

The Experience perform at Waikiki Shell in Honolulu. Due to technical problems with some of their amplifiers, the performance ends after only thirty minutes. To placate the audience, promoters quickly agree to invite them back the following night or provided a refund.

Prior to the performance, Ben Wood of the Hollywood Star-Bulletin interviewed Hendrix for the May 31 edition.

Interviews

May 31st, 1969

Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
With Fat Mattress

Set List: [Partial]
Foxey Lady
Red House
I Don’t Live Today
Stone Free
Star Spangled Banner
Purple Haze
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Prior to their performance that evening, the Experience sat for a radio interview in studio at KPOI FM.

On stage that evening, with the technical difficulties which had plagued the group’s abbreviated performance the previous evening apparently repaired, Jimi put forth a superb effort.

Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 31, 1969.

Photo: Robert Knight / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC