Average: 4.7 (27 votes)

August 20, 1969

Schenectady, NY US

Aerodrome

Setlist:

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

Notes:

Two shows, 8pm & 11pm.

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Promoters paid Led Zeppelin $8,000 per appearance. "I remember Robert Plant smiling and saying, 'It's so nice to be in sunny Schenectady' recalls Jim Furlong, owner of Vestige Music Shop in Albany. "A year later, Zeppelin were filling Madison Square Garden."

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Led Zeppelin Aerodrome - August 20, 1969

I was there at the 1st show, the "underage" show; it was 5 days before I turned 16. I went with a few friends and my mother drove us and picked us up later. Fantastic show, I think only their 1st album had been out at the time and being a guitar player / singer who was playing a few of the songs in a band at the time (Good Times Bad Times and Dazed And Confused I remember we played) it was a mission from the God Of Rock to be there, and what a concert, to actually see and hear live what we heard on our record players was overwhelming; keep in mind this was in the days when there was basically no college FM radio who played this sort of thing, maybe 1 station RPI in Troy NY who played CSNY, Allman Bros. but not Zeppelin, when the first album came out in 68 it was like music from another dimension so I think the RPI's of the world didn't know what to make of it, they were probably still pissed at Dylan for picking up an electric guitar, just joking (maybe); Aerodrome I'm guessing probably could accommodate about 1500 to 2000 people and it was packed but for Zeppelin it would have been a small show and in that capital district area I'm surprised there weren't thousands more hanging outside wanting to get in. I remember the power of it, Page with his violin bow, the guitar solos and Plant with his high bluesy vocal and Bonham's drumming, just fantastic, we became different more serious musicians after that; and as a side note I remember specifically after the show ended all 4 of them came down into the audience and were mingling with the "underage" people, I shook hands with Jimmy Page (along with nearly everyone there) and he looked at me with his long hair in his eyes and smiled that Jimmy Page smile and shortly after that I was standing near the rest rooms (I think waiting for a friend because we had to get out for the next "18 an older show") and Plant came up to the ladies room and opened the door and yelled in if there was anyone who wanted to "ball", I don't remember if he had any takers. I never had the opportunity to see them again.