Average: 5 (21 votes)

March 30, 1970

Pittsburgh, PA US

Civic Arena (Pittsburgh)

Setlist:

Setlists during this tour include: We're Gonna Groove,   Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Bring It On Home, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You,  Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

Promoter Pat DiCesare comments: "The English acts were always difficult to deal with. In 1970, I played Led Zeppelin at the arena, which sold out as expected. The group wanted two cases of Dom Perignon champagne for the dressing room.

I had several runners whose jobs were to fetch what the acts demanded, the "rider requirements." The dressing room was the hockey team's locker room. All the walls and floors were concrete. We tried to buy the two cases of Dom but to no avail. Horne's Department store, the premier liquor store at the time, said that "In all of the city of Pittsburgh, you will not find two cases of Dom. You must order that item well in advance."
I dispatched my runner to all the state stores in the Tri-State area to fill up two cases with Dom and the next best thing he could find.

Before Led Zeppelin arrived, the two cases of champagne were placed in the dressing room. Several hours later, I was again summoned to the dressing room.

"What is this?" the manager asked."Champagne?" I responded. "Champagne? You call this garbage champagne?" he yelled.

I tried to explain the incredible effort it took to gather up the champagne to fill the cases, but he kept calling it garbage. Then, he reached for a bottle, one that cost me about $100 apiece, and threw it against the wall. Again and again until all 24 bottles were smashed. Two thousand and five hundred dollars disappeared before my eyes."

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The first concert I ever

The first concert I ever attended was at the Pitts, Civic Arena on March 30th. I was blow away sitting right. I was hooked. In August of 71, my friend and I went to Fl. for vacation. We had friends in Miami but on the way down we bought tickets for the show in Orlando. We were 18 and making money the way most kids were back then selling pot. Got to the show went inside, we lasted the first song because the inside was beyond belief. We sat out side and smoked pot while we listened to their show. I don't know how the boys played that one, bit they did. I saw them one more time at the Tampa show in the mid 70's at the old Tampa stadium that turned into a riot after a brief but violent thunderstorm cancelled the show after the 2nd. or 3rd. song. We found out later that the boys had left as soon as they walked off the stage. No hard feelings though, it was still alot of fun, And they are still one my FAVORITE BANDS. THHANKS.