Average: 4.6 (20 votes)

August 29, 1969

Queens, NY US

Singer Bowl Music Festival (State Pavilion)

Setlist:

includes: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Notes:

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Review: Led Zeppelin came on in a tumult of fury, and managed to keep their storm going throughout the entire, very long set. Moving about like some deranged whirling phantom, Robert Plant stormed at his audience in a barrage of vocal and physical assaults, his body writhing with the grinding tones of lead guitarist Jimmy Page’s playing.

Page’s style , with all its fury and passion, was an excellent complement to (previous act) Larry Coyrell’s and provided an excellent study in different approaches to the same instrument. At one point, Page played his guitar with a violin bow, and in addition to being a great gimmick and fabulous showmanship, it created a unique, very exciting sound. (B.H., Cashbox, Sept. ‘69)

 

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State Pavilion Concert 1969

Got there early, stood on line outside, got in up close to the stage. Led Zeppelin came on and the crowd pressed in, some jerks in back throwing bottles and cans at those up front. Yeah kids, that's why containers aren't allowed at concerts anymore! So I had to get out of the press and went upstairs where the music was still awesome. Best live rock show ever playing music from the best album ever. Led Zep peaked that year. I was16 years old.

The Pavilion was the same place as the saucer in the film, Men in Black. What a venue! It was the NY State Pavilion from the 1964 World's Fair. The music rocketed around the inside of that saucer until you thought it was going to lift of.