Average: 4.8 (106 votes)

September 3, 1971

New York, NY US

Madison Square Garden

Setlist:

Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Celebration Day, That's the Way, Going to California, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, My Baby Left Me, Mess of Blues, You Shook Me), Communication Breakdown, Organ solo / Thank You, Rock and Roll.

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Reply to Tom: The Night the Stage Collapsed

Tom, you are correct. That was "The Night the Stage Collapsed" although we always referred to it as "when the stage cracked".

That was my first Zeppelin concert and, I can't speak for the band members, but I remember it as being more exciting than frightening. Because several of the songs that the band played that night were new to us (off the not-yet-released LZ IV), some of us didn't quite know when to be quiet and when to yell. I remember this happening most clearly when Robert was announcing Stairway to Heaven and trying to get us to quiet down. Once Zep started to play STH, however, we did quiet down.

The stage did crack that night and it did happen right before Thank You. I always thought that Plant and Page stood on the monitors because they saw that the stage was starting to split and they also wanted to put a bit of distance between themselves and the fans on stage. I never felt that the crowd was overly rowdy or dangerous. I don't think that the band did either because they gave us "Rock and Roll" after the stage cracked. I remember Robert bouncing up and down on stage. I have only fond and wonderful memories of that concert.