Average: 4.8 (177 votes)

July 27, 1969

Woodinville, WA US

Gold Creek Park (Seattle Pop Festival)

Setlist:

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

Notes:

Press Review: More than 50,000 rock fans gathered at Woodinville’s Gold Creek Park over the weekend for a practically non-stop three-day festival of music, events and exhibitions. The first annual Seattle Pop Festival was a marvel of crowd control and smooth organization.

Sunday night was supposed to belong to The Doors but it was stolen right out from under them by the great English blues group, Led Zeppelin.

Coming onstage about 11:30pm, immediately after the forced extravaganza of The Doors, the Zeppelin faced a jaded and uncomfortable audience that had been standing in the cold all evening. But the electricity of lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page quickly warmed them up.

Plant has a voice that is controlled hysteria. Anguish pours from his every note;  his voice is an epitome of the blues.

Page is an amazing guitarist. His runs and fingering are magnificent, his control of the instrument pure genius.

They were aided by a fine drummer, John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones. Few who experienced it will forget Led Zeppelin's performance, especially their smashing encore of Communication Breakdown. [P. Macdonald, SeattlePost-Intelligencer. July 1969]

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Fan for Life

My first concert at the age of 14. The Woodinville pop festival was three days with the big acts the last day. There was no food and we chewed on licorice rolling papers as a snack I remember waiting all day excited to see Led Zeppelin and they were late, Robert Plant said something about hassles coming in from Canada because of Jimmy's patient leather shoes. I was blown away at this show it was beyond anything I had seen all day. From that day I never missed a Seattle show. Led Zeppelin is the best rock band that has ever existed they invented everything that is cool about live rock music.