Average: 4.8 (24 votes)

January 17, 1969

Detroit, MI US

The Grande Ballroom

Setlist:

Songs performed during this period include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, As Long As I Have You, Killing Floor, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown, Pat's Delight (drum solo).

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January '69 Concert at the Grande

We arrived with a sense of excitement to hear the new Jimmy Page supergroup and having recently listened to their first album were expecting a great concert. When the band set up and was ready to perform their first song, Robert Plant announced that the bands equipment was still in the air on another jet due to an ice storm and that Wonderland Music graciously provided amplifiers to help out. However, the amps were Vox Superbeatles, not Marshalls that the band typically performed with. The result was Robert Plant's vocals washing out the rest of the instruments because the Vox's limited power. It was disappointing.

During their performance of Dazed and Confused, we were sitting at the side of the stage, only a few feet from the edge. (the place was empty due to weather and Led Zepplin being an unknown). When Jimmy Page used his violin bow, we noticed that his bow was 3-4 inches from the strings but he used a foot pedal/recording to create the sound. I could be wrong but that's what all three of us observed.

Shortly after that we left because of the poor sound quality. I would have liked to seen them with their own equipment and would have probably stayed.