Average: 4.3 (31 votes)

October 31, 1969

Springfield, MA US

Springfield Municipal Auditorium

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, Moby Dick, How Many More Times, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

'69 Programme Click here to view the 1969 Tour Book

Gansett Tribal Rock Festival. Two Shows: 7pm & 9:30pm

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Halloween Night, October 31, 1969

Led Zeppelin
Springfield Municipal Auditorium
Springfield, MA
Halloween Night, October 31, 1969

I was a budding 14 year old drummer and had been listening to Led Zeppelin I for most of a year when I found out that they had a new album coming out and were coming to Springfield and that I might actually get to finally see a real "Rock Show". Some friends and I got front row balcony seats for $4.50 or $5.50 (some RIDICULOUS amount) and I remember we waited a long time for Taj Mahal (a local lad, he) to arrive and he never did as I recall. So it was ALL ZEP…..ALL THE TIME for the rest of the night. And they made us sweat!! I have a vivid memory of Bonzo breaking a bass drum head during Moby Dick!! Something that I never even thought was POSSIBLE. He wasn’t fazed; however, he stood up and continued “hand-playing” his way around the kit while a slightly panicked drum roadie(s) replaced the unlucky drumhead. Bonham completed his orbit, sat down picked up his sticks and thrashed on. AMAZING!! It was all magical and perfect. We left the show and went back to a school dance that was still going on and everyone there thought we were “HIGH”. Well, we were high all right and Led Zeppelin had taken us there.

Barry Hayes
Brookline, MA