Average: 4.6 (47 votes)

July 30, 1969

Salt Lake City, UT US

Terrace Ballroom

Setlist:

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

Notes:

Vanilla Fudge also on the bill. (2 Shows on this date)

Poster reads: Vanilla Fudge ~ Led Zeppelin
TERRACE BALLROOM | TWO SHOWS 7:00-9:30 - WEDNESDAY JULY 30
 
Press Review: Salt Lake Resounds With Rock

The Vanilla Fudge / Led Zeppelin concert Wednesday night at the Terrace was very illuminating, as to what Salt Lake people’s musical tastes are anyway.

Both Zeppelin and Fudge are prominent hands on the “heavy” scene. The British group Led Zeppelin was billed second to the well-known American group Vanilla Fudge. But Zeppelin went over noticeably better than Fudge. This is somewhat encouraging to followers of the rock music cult, many of whom believe that Zeppelin deserves more attention.

The members of Led Zeppelin are accomplished musicians and true artists. Led by Jimmy Page, one time guitarist for the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin’s music is characterized by excellent, flashy vocals backed by creative and appropriate guitar work.

Vanilla Fudge appeared as musical imposters when compared to a group like Zeppelin. The bass player for the Fudge even apologetically acknowledged this as he mounted the stage and said, “There’s no way we can follow that.”

Showmanship, however, was probably more responsible for audience response than musicianship, as is often the case. Both bands exhibited a very exciting show, although Led Zeppelin appeared less inhibited, with the gravel-throated vocalist wandering around the stage. Vanilla Fudge was noticeably uptight for the first few numbers, following the Zeppelin performance.

But when the show was over, the thing that was most apparent is that there is still, to the dismay of some critics, a large following for “heavy” music, in Salt Lake at least. [-Summer Chronicle | by S. Poulsen | August 1, 1969]

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Concert poster

I just aquired the poster from this concert. Led Zeppelin was the opening act for the band Vanilla Fudge, and blew the kids away. When the main attraction came on, they were nearly boo-ed off stage as the crowd wanted to hear more from the wild new band for the UK. The poster I now have in my collection was heavily damaged and needed a complete work over by Chameleon Restorations of New York. It had a big, greasy burrito splatt right in the middle of it (courtesy of some drunk leaving Momma Eddie's Beanery), tons of tape and a bumper sticker at the top. It was found on the bulletin board at Tape head Company under about 10 layers of old handbills and poster put up over the eons . It now looks like new. Go to CR website for a look at the finished result. Simply amazing as only 3 of these have ever surfaced here in Salt Lake City. I have fielded offers in excess of $7000 for this gem. It is staying put for now.