Average: 4.8 (160 votes)

February 27, 1972

Sydney, AU

Showground

Setlist:

Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Celebration Day, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Hello Mary Lou, Let's Have a Party, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Going Down Slow), Communication Breakdown, Organ solo ~ Thank You.

Notes:

While in town, the band attends a press party and conducts interviews for radio and television. Footage from this concert and the press party is featured on the official dvd, released in 2003.

Sound System:
Showco Sound System
Jands (Additional) System
2 x RCA W Bin c/w 2 x JBL K140
2 x JBL 4550 c/w 2 x JBL K130
2 x JBL 2350 Horn + 2480 Driver
2 x JBL 2355 Horn + 2440 Driver
2 x JBL 2356 Horn + 2480 Driver
8 x JBL 2402
12 x Jands 150w Power Amplifiers


Press Report: The Led Zeppelin concert at the showgrounds last Sunday must rate as one of the best ever held in Sydney - but, if the crowd had not stormed the fences, it could have been the worst.

The official attendence figure was 27,000 but senior police officers at the concert estimated the crowd at "at least 30,000". According to showground officials the three stands used last Sunday have a maximum capacity of 25,000 - so whatever way you look at it the ground was dangerously overcrowded.

Despite the fact that there were no seats left at mid-day and no standing room by 1.30pm., people were still coming through the gates at 2.30pm. The overcrowding that existed before the fences were stormed must never be allowed to occur again because next time someone could be killed in the crush. Once capacity is reached the gates should be closed. David D. Bryant The Sun-Herald, 5 March 1972, p. 109.

 

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A fantastic concert

I remember this show very well & consider it one of the greatest concerts I ever attended (& I went to a LOT). The crowd climbed over the fence just as the band came on stage & it looked like there might be a riot for a few moments. The police tried to move people back behind the barracades but Rober Plant sorted things out by saying " You can sit there but remember this is our spot & that's yours". Everyone settled down & the band put on a hell of a show. There was a terrific thunderstorm (how approprite) just after the first number & the band left the stage as it was raining & dangerous.

They finally returned & played for almost 3 hours. I seem to remember one of the encores was "all shook up". I know I certainly was. The guitar in "heartbreaker" made my stomach rumble & although the sound was LOUD it was clear & quite simply awesome. Robert & Jimmy were quoted later saying this was the 2nd best gig of their career (Vancouver was the best). I hope if the reunion works out they return to OZ. These young whippersnappers need to see a REAL heavy rock group in action.