Average: 4.4 (56 votes)

August 29, 1970

Winnipeg, MB CA

Man Pop Festival (Winnipeg Arena)

Setlist:

Setlists during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, That's Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown.

Notes:

The venue is moved to the indoor Winnipeg Arena due to rain. Some of   Zep's equipment does not arrive in Winnipeg and they use gear borrowed from other bands on the bill. The Guess Who's Randy Bachman loans Jimmy Page his Les Paul for the show, (the one used on "American Woman" according to Bachman).

PRESS REVIEW: "It was 3 a.m., the show had run very late, however the group didn't appear to be dragging; they were full of fun, life and love. Unlike the impression their music may give, Zeppelin are not tough characters; they are not star struck. They are the every-day-people types; just four regular down-to-earth chaps that have a lot of fun running the world playing their music.

The first thing Jimmy Page did was to call for some tea. "Please send tea for 25" he told the voice on the other end of the phone, there were five of us in the room, and John Bonham said "Well you never know when friends might drop in" in a slightly too posh English accent which sent the rest of the group into guffaws of laughter. High flying, blonde and beautiful lead vocalist, Robert Plant commented on the night's performance; "We're not exactly happy about what went down tonight, it was hard to really get into it because of the sound. Our music demands a great deal of equipment for one thing and the building we were in wasn't too hot on the old acoustics was it?" I had to agree with him.

John Paul Jones said, "It was just an unfortunate set of circumstances, we don't blame anybody for it, I think you lot did a pretty good job, what with all the groups pitching in with their equipment and your local sound people, with such short notice. I feel sorry for the cats that lost all their sound system out there in the rain. Their insurance company is going to have a fit when they find out what happened!"

(Ann Stark, W.F.P 1970)

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Winnipeg

So glad you guys are still around and playing once in awhile. I remember an outdoor concert in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where it rained so hard they moved the outdoor festival inside an adjacent arena. So many people; I lost track of friends and a good friend who worked for WEA saw me and quickly whisked me backstage with him so I wouldn't get hurt or lost. He plunked me on an monitor or amp and told me to stay right there until the end when he would drive me home ... and low and behold I was sitting on one of the Led Zepplin pieces of equipment! Saw the whole thing sitting next to John Bohnam ... and no one believed me ... ;S ... great fun ... I have never stopped listening to your albums ... Best of Luck to all of you!