1973, May 14
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Rock And Roll
Over The Hills And Far Away
Misty Mountain Hop
Since I've Been Loving You
The Song Remains The Same
The Rain Song
Dazed And Confused
Stairway To Heaven
Whole Lotta Love
One of My favorite all time Led Zeppelin perfomances.I have seen the Band play better I am sure but they were on and I being one of the rowdy Fan's squashed in the middle of the crowd.I was 15 and pretty damn High went with a bunch of my friends from the same age group and My cousin Woody who provided the wheels and a large amount of the party materials.My Girlfriend attended also Her name was Mary.Needless to say Led Zeppelin was her favorite Band too.I cut eight yards to pay for my tickets and a ounce of redbud tickets were $6 redbud $25.Highlights to me were well the whole show would be a highlight reel.I was impressed with one of my favorite songs Rock and Roll as the opening number now this is my first time to see the band since 1969 My Hero took me to see them while we were visiting family in New York.If My Mom had known We would both have been dead the next day.The Band was good in 69 but to Me there was great improvement between then and this show plus my Maturity level had grown some small amount.
Oh by the way this show was on a school night.We had the old sleepover story going on to work on end of the year science projects or some such crap.Back to the Music from Rock and Roll they kicked your ass with Celebration Day the guitar cut through like a knife maybe more of a scalpel such precision .Then one of My all time favorite songs Over the Hills and Far Away. And oh yes the light's are still on but this song has always blown me away such extremes of slow and fast soft and hard light and shade if you will.
when the song ends Robert tries to get everyone to sit down actually tells us to sit on our Asses .How cool I actually liked the light's being on who need's a light show with Led Zeppelin on Stage.
Misty Mountain Hop was alright but not one of My favorite Zep songs.Thanks Robert for the nice comments about the city.
Since I Been Loving you was cool love the Guitar work. No Quarter was freakin Amazing.Robert did not seem to mind playing Stairway at this point in thier career.Moby Dick was great from the opening to the last seconds of Communication Breakdown this show was in my opinion Rock Solid. It is one of my top 5 concerts of all time yes the other four are Led Zeppelin also.Oh the only bad thing to go wrong on this night was my Girl Friend broke a heel on one of Her shoes so I had to carry Her out of the show while trying not to get Trampled and not get left by Cousin Woody.He also got us tickets and took Me to all three nights at the Garden in July during Summer vacation.Spent two months up thier with our family. But thats another story or three
If the previous show was nirvana, this one is beyond that. An excellent show with rowdy audience that caused the reaction from the side of the authorities. "We've got to get these house lights down. It's pretty pointless us bringing our own lights, if we've got these things going on. Mr Cole, can you take your dress off and get these lights turned down please?" asked Plant in rather humorously mood. His voice is cracking and breaking all over the place, but the band is playing exceptionally well, and from Dazed And Confused on, this show reaches its peak. Dazed has a unique, very dark and thrilling bow solo and Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love and the encore are gutsy and raw and Robert has recovered. John Bonham was introduced as the Drag Queen of New Orleans.