Average: 4.8 (163 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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Led Zeppelin 1972 Sydney Concertat Randwickshowground

I was 16 and a mad led zeppelin fan . My friend Michelle had a ticket to the Led zeppelin concert and assured me that it wouldn't be a problem buying a ticket for me at the front gate . Luckily I did find a ticket seller and we were in .We thought we looked the part amongst all the cool hippies there, I was wearing,a tight white midriff top , deep purple hipster flares and white clogs ,long brown hair parted in the middle....so 70's! There were no allocated seats, so we sat in the side grand stand . When everyone ran down onto the grass in front of the stage, we followed. We climbed onto the scaffolding around the left front side of the stage ,right in front of the huge speakers. I was so close to the stage , so close to the band, I couldn't believe it. It was totally deafening, but so fantastic at the same time.The whole concert was totally awesome. When Jimmy Page played his electric guitar with the violin bow, I was wishing for ear plugs, but he was so mesmerizing to watch, it was unbelievable! .I remember the next week at school, my ears were still ringing,.I had never experienced anything like it before or after.The concert was fabulous , and the crowd was a seething mass of young long haired bodies... 25,000 -30,000 of them! I am 56 now, and will never forget it.