Average: 4.6 (19 votes)

August 10, 1969

San Diego, CA US

Sports Arena

Setlist:

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

Notes:

Press Review: Led Zeppelin Makes Magic At the Arena

The danger with being a supergroup is having a super image, which means that when you appear on stage, it’s suddenly Magic Time. Sometimes that magic will happen, but usually it does not.

Last night at the International Sports Arena, the British supergroup Led Zeppelin created a kind of instant magic, the moment it appeared on stage. People began milling around when Robert Plant, the lead vocalist went into his Janis Joplin dancing and screaming act.

The group played well, exceptionally well, but all that instant charisma seemed rather preposterous. Jimmy Page, the old Yardbird, did a beautiful solo guitar number in White Summer and the whole group jammed hard and right on “Days of Confusion” (Dazed and Confused).
(S.D. Union / Aug. 11, 1969)

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The legend was launched

Crazy night. The wild crowd came to see Led Zeppelin, but was blown away by Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull.  Tull was so good, it took LZ three songs to get the crowd going again.  But on the fourth song, the presence arrived.  When Plant and Page echoed vocal and guitar licks across the stage, it was clear that we were seeing something very special.