Average: 5 (20 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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Pittsburgh Civic Arena Performances 1970

I saw Led Zeppelin twice in Pittsburgh at the Civic Arena. For some reason, I thought the first time was late fall or early spring in 1969. The second time was during the tour promoting the second album. I thought that the second concert occurred in 1970 or 1972. Although I am a bit uncertain now of these dates, I am certain that both concerts took place at the Civic Arena. If anyone reading this knows the dates of these concerts, I would appreciate hearing from you. At the time, I believe the Civic Arena seated about 8000, which means that not a lot of people were able to see the group. At the second concert, I shot Ektachrome slides of the show. I had pushed the film to ASA 400. They came out well enough that I was able to have 8x10's made. I still have the slides and the prints.