Average: 4.6 (48 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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I was at this concert in

I was at this concert in 1969 and will never forget it. This is without a doubt the best concert I've ever been to. The Terrace is long gone, but was a remarkable venue for the Zep. There were not very many people at this old dance floor setting. I sat in one of the booths by the stage and it was like being right next to them.

Led Zeppelin was fresh and new. I clearly remember watching both Plant and Page who were only a few feet from me. I was amazed at their performance and that they were opening for Vanilla Fudge. I went to their concert at the Salt Palace the next year, but it was a big stage production and nothing like this. The only thing that ever came close was watching the Animals at the Old Mill in SLC, but they lacked the depth of the Zep. I feel fortunate to have seen this concert.