Average: 4.6 (19 votes)

May 18, 1973

Dallas, TX US

Memorial Auditorium (Dallas)

Setlist:

includes: Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven.

Notes:

Newspaper report:

Zeppelin Record -- Led Zeppelin, well on their way to the most successful rock tour in history, showed once again that they are the most popular group since the Beatles. In Dallas May 18, Led Zeppelin drew 10,000 fans to Memorial Hall and then came back the very next night with a standing-room-only concert in Ft. Worth that drew 13,500. With back-to-back dates in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, Led Zeppelin has set yet another record by selling out both arenas on successive nights. (May 1973)

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DALLAS !

I attended this Dallas show on May 18th, 1973 with my girlfriend. I was a graduating HS Senior. She was a Junior. I had seen Led Zeppelin twice before, in '70 and '71. She had never seen the band. This was back in the day before Rainbow Ticketmaster came on the scene, and so, I was able to get great seats by simply mail requesting 2 seats for "the upcoming Led Zeppelin show", two years before, in 1971 (THOSE --- WERE THE DAYS !!!).

What I got in the mail were 2 seats, 3rd row back, inside isle of the section to the right of the center section (stage left). We get to the arena about 15 minutes before the show started. ( I didn't know you were supposed to get to the arena an hour or so before the event to 'people watch' ----- My mind, heart, and soul was fixated only on the group to take the stage!!)

As the concert began, a girl with long hair walked up to the stage and handed to Robert a box of long stem roses, which he accepted from her. I don;t remember the barricades in front of the stage then, that were de rigueur by 1975.

Frankly, it was just an average Led Zeppelin show, which means it was great by Rock'n'Roll standards. Robert mentioned something about JPJ's ribs being bruised.

The encore was "Communication Breakdown". For that number, I walked my girlfriend and myself up to the edge of the stage, to pay tribute to the World's Greatest Rock'n'Roll band. Amazingly, there were no others standing up near the stage, expect for one loony guy dancing around to our left.

Zeppelin more than made up for it in 1975, as all band members were healthy for the March shows

BTY, my girlfriend wore a top, that in the way it was cut, was amazingly similar to the top Robert wore 2 years later, in '75. :)