Average: 4.8 (28 votes)

August 8, 1969

San Bernardino, CA US

Swing Auditorium

Setlist:

Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Gotta Keep Moving, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, You Shook Me, How Many More Times (medley incl."Lemon Song", Schooldays, Hideaway, Hail Hail Rock 'N' Roll)

Notes:

Jethro Tull main support act and San Bernardino-area group Trane (aka The Caretakers).

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Concert description

This show is the first recorded performance of the band headlining in a large auditorium, with this show having taken place at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California. As far as the gig itself, the show is very good. After a solid performance of the first two songs the band pause for Page to change a string, which prompts the rest of the group to get into another I Gotta Move jam, like they had done in March 14th, 1969 on the radio. But, before they get into it, something seems to happen in front of the stage, which causes Plant to laugh and comment: "How we doin? You must bear with me. I’m of slight coordination, right? So, if you’re ready to take it, I can give it." At which moment a girl can be heard near the recorder yelling out in true "summer of 69" hippy spirit: "Get high! ... And get with meeee!" With a nearby audience member responding to her in like manner: "Be free!"