Average: 4.6 (19 votes)

January 16, 1973

Aberystwyth, UK

King's Hall

Setlist:

includes: Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley). Heartbreaker

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Photos from the front row

I grew up near Aber' but had moved to Shrewsbury by that time. Old school friends got me a ticket and I travelled down on a motorcycle.

We had front row tickets. I had a Russian zenith SLR camera 2 lenses and a variety of film stock.

The show was awsome. The audience sat in their seats all the way through without getting up and going 'mad'. I think ZEP thought we were a bit backward or 'reserved'. I hope they didn't think we didn't like the show. I was gobsmacked and it changed my life. I bought a guitar soon after and I 'know' that that night's experience guided me as I developed my own 'way' of playing the guitar.

Sadly, on reflection, I truly believe that that tour was the end of the REAL Led Zeppelin phenomenon. It was just before 'Houses of the Holy' and the huge stadium 'mega-group' gigs that followed. I feel lucky to have seen and heard them just in the nick of time before they started to lose the plot.

The photos that I took have never been published. About 6 of them are really good pictures (I took about 130). I didn't use flash. At one point Jimmy looked straight at me and I thought I was going to get grabbed and thrown out. Luckily I wasn't.

I distinctly remember what Jimmy said quite loudly (off mike) at the very end as the others were leaving the stage. He said " Elvis has left the building". I think that means he thought we were a bunch of provincial hicks who'd been stunned by the big stars that they were. We were stunned, but in a very lovely way. Thanks Zep for coming to Aber and giving us such a brilliant performance even though you felt so much 'reserve' in the crowd.

Norman.