Average: 4.7 (174 votes)

June 2, 1973

San Francisco, CA US

Kezar Stadium


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, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love (incl. Let That Boy Boogie), Communication Breakdown, The Ocean.


KRON-TV films a short 16mm newsreel, including clips of the concert.

News Report: 50,000 See Led Zeppelin in Bay City

The British rock group Led Zeppelin drew 50,000 rock fans who paid $320,000 at Kezar Stadium last weekend. Although the 2 ½ hour show Saturday was 6,000 short of capacity, listeners blanketed the football field and stands. Hundreds of others heard the music for free from rooftops in the surrounding neighborhood.

A month ago, Led Zeppelin grossed $309,000 to shatter the Beatles’ mark in 1965. Organizers said the group netted better than $1,000 per minute during the show here. It was the second large rock concert in a week at Kezar. The only casualties reported were some bad drug trips, a broken leg and a security guard accidentally wounded with his own revolver.

More than 250 cars were towed away from illegal parking areas around the stadium, police reported.

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Concert description

A really big outdoor festival show and one of the greatest concerts ever! The sound is amazing and Robert's voice is very powerful ... he screams and gets right up there for perhaps the last time in his career ... his range would be lessened on the following tours. Finding all the equipment not ready to play on. Robert made a fine statement before any tune was performed: "As we've been awake for a total of about two and a half hours, it doesn't really seem that we should be doing what we're doing right now, but I believe there's something to do with lightness and darkness, so we'll try a bit of lightness! Actually, I feel quite healthy. It's quite an amazing feat to be awake in the daylight ... Now, if I was cool I should put the mike in the stand and clear off until everything works right. Well, thank you very much for a great show, we'll see you in five minutes." The entire band shines on this show, and Dazed And Confused is one of the best versions ever with Bonham and Jones going crazy at the end with the complex rhythms. No Quarter is one of the best 1973 versions and the entire show is excellent! A (in)famous fight between Graham and Bonham backstage found their way in Plant's comments before as the band launched an introduction to Communication Breakdown: "We've just had a bit of water confrontation with a few people round the back, which keeps our name alive. We'd like to thank Bill Graham for getting it all together. That man has given you more music in eight years than anybody else has ever given music anywhere else in the world. I'm glad you realise it ... I hope he pays for us to get home now ... he never pays us any money!"

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