Average: 4.6 (100 votes)

July 28, 1973

New York, NY US

Madison Square Garden

Setlist:

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), The Ocean.

Notes:

The gigs at MSG are filmed and recorded for the group's feature movie, The Song Remains the Same, and accompanying soundtrack album, as well as the 2003 dvd. A remastered edition of the film & soundtrack are released in November 2007.

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Led Zeppelin

In 1973, The Best Band in the World came to Providence, RI.
I had just moved here from my home, Modesto, CA. My youth in CA was magic, I lived 45 minutes away from San Francisco and had been totally spoiled when it came to seeing my favorite bands.
It all started outside the Providence Civic Center. It was me, my old man John, and our good friend Debbie who was 8 months pregnant. Concern for Debbie prevented us from "aggressively" maintaining our place in line. I had never seen such insanity. People were going crazy, but not in the good way. Someone tried to grab my ticket out of my hand, wtf, I am a CA hippie, what the hell are these people on?
Some "problem" was preventing the line from moving forward, people were fighting and shoving, it was so horrible.
We are now 100 feet from the entrance, I can hear them playing.......all of a sudden, out of nowhere comes a group of "uncool fools" with what looks like a telephone pole and commence to battering the side door down! The cops start freaking out, demand the doors be shut, even if you have a ticket! The command to disperse was coming from a loudspeaker, the Police were threatening to tear gas the crowd. I am crying now, I cannot believe this. I CAN HEAR THEM PLAYING INSIDE, I wanted in, I wanted safety for my friend Debbie.
The crowd went "riotous", people screaming and pushing and shoving to get away from the tear gas. Debbie and I exchanged long looks, she told me to get in somehow, she didn't want to hold me and John back. She needed to get her unborn child out of this riot and safe from the teargas. We were real hippies, we don't leave anyone behind. Me and John literally grabbed each of Debbie's arm's and ran from the gas.
We knew the back of the Civic Center very well as my husband John worked in an office nearby..We ran to the back of this huge building and then...while we are running I hear. da dummmm dmmmmmm dmmmmm dmmmmm feedback~~~~~~ they were starting my "to this day" favorite song ever; Dazed and Confused. We huddled up to this back door, protecting Debbie with our bodies and listened to the whole song, almost! Just as the song "may" have been about to end, another large crowd of people began running by, being chased by cops on Horses.
We could no longer hear any music, we just sat there in shock trying to figure out what the hell just took place.
Me and my husband had taken acid that night, we were getting married the next day and this was such an important night to us. Naturally Debbie did not do any acid but was worried about what might be going on in my head, she knew how badly I wanted to see Led Zeppelin, she had seen me cry at the unfairness of the whole scene. I was fine, so was my old man. Just blown away, totally. Had it had been just me and John, we would have gotten in, we had tickets and had no problem working our way through any line with Led Zeppelin at the end. But we had Debbie, our friend that we loved, we were all just 19 at the time. Leaving Debbie never entered our minds, sadly it was all Debbie could think about. She begged us to get in, leave her, she was born and raised in Providence, her Father was a cop, she would have been fine in her city, perfectly fine. She felt terrible.
As soon as the last horses ran by, we got up from our little hidden corner. We all headed home, all we could think about was whether the baby got any tear gas in his system.
The moral to the story is, Jason, the "unborn" is a Banking Hotshot. He has two beautiful sons. Who knows what could have happened had we stayed in the fray. I am 5'2", 98lbs, Deb was 5'3", 120lbs pregnant, John 6", 175lbs. We would have been "Trampled Underfoot".
I will never regret my decision to stay with Debbie but, to this day I have not seen my band live. I am 55, heading to Woodstock 2009 in a couple of weeks. I have heard a rumor that Led Zeppelin is going to play. I pray to my Universe, please let this happen. I am a good person and that is all I really have left on my "bucket" list. Well, never got to go to any of my proms, never got a dozen roses from a lover, that's ok, I am cool with all of that. But if anyone reading this has any influence or power of love, repeat this mantra; "Led Zeppelin will show up at this Woodstock". Besides the health of my children and all children, I want this more than anything money could ever buy. This shit ain't for sale, it is of the spirit.
peace, see ya @ Woodstock 09.
ZeldaZorch