Average: 4.6 (30 votes)

June 22, 1972

San Bernardino, CA US

Swing Auditorium

Setlist:

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

Submit your personal review of a particular show you attended, updates, corrections, etc., which will be considered for addition to the official online archive.



You may also contact the webmaster at: webmaster@ledzeppelin.com

Comments

Submit your personal review of a particular show you attended, updates, corrections, etc., which will be considered for addition to the official online archive.You may also contact the webmaster at: webmaster@ledzeppelin.com

Swing Zep show 1972

OK.  This is going to be hard to admit but I think I'm almost over it now after 41 years to the day!  So, I was dating the girl of my dreams at the time, and took her to the show.  We sat in the raised seats near center, but quite a way from the stage.  The firetrap Swing Auditorium was a total pit, but it got all the big acts "in the day".  It was apparently the only venue that could hold the big crowds in the Inland Empire.  My girlfriend wasn't a power rock fan, but I was.  I have two distinct memories of the show.  When Zep started playing Going to California, the metal head crowd booed and jeered and made a bee line for the snack bar.  That crowd wanted rock-n-roll!!  That prompted Robert Plant to yell, "Shut the fxxx up!"  My other enduring memory, and the one I'm not too proud of, is that, while Jimmy Page was doing the violin bow solo, banging the bow on the guitar neck, my girlfriend said, "I think my ears are bleeding."  It was loud.  Yes it was.  So, in the interest of maintaining harmony, I asked her if she wanted to leave and she said "yes".  So, I don't know how many people walked out on Led Zeppelin back then, but she and I did.  Anyway, I got the girl.  Just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary!  And now she likes Led Zeppelin!