Average: 4.1 (15 votes)

October 18, 1969

Detroit, MI US

Olympia Stadium

Setlist:

Setlists during this tour include: Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, White Summer / Black Mountainside, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times.

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What a RocknRoll Bargain!

Lee Michaels did indeed lead off the set, followed by the MC5 debuting (at least for me) their "Back In the USA" album. It was considered a plum set placement for the 5 to play after someone with a national fm radio hit.(or two) I personally thought it was a fantastic set by the MC5. Thank you to the other commentators who just reminded me of Frosty's awesome, stickless drum solo! The next group, most in the audience had not heard of, (including myself) but by mid-set, everyone knew it was Grand Funk Railroad. Later in their set, Mark Farner mentioned Zep's management was a little jealous of how much the crowd dug their act, and would have to cut it's act shorter than expected. Naturally the crowd yelled to keep playing longer. At some point the power was cut, and then Mark Farner said "should we just play with out power?" A drum solo followed for what seemed like 10 minutes, to finally close out the set. My recollection was my ticket cost only $3.00, the same price that night as a hit of Purple Flat. Now that's an entertainment value! Shutting down the power was a foreshadowing of what happened 13 nights later at the Black Arts Festival.(the kids then rioted, tearing up the ice rink covers) Coven was the best band at that show, on Halloween. Olympia management then banned festival seating. Please see Barry Kramer's and Dave Marsh's article in the November 1969 Creem magazine, "A Fiasco of the Black Arts". Thanks for reading this!! Keep on rock'n! Rrrock'n Bill p.s I was 17 years old then.