Average: 4.8 (30 votes)

February 4, 1975

Uniondale, NY US

Nassau Coliseum

Setlist:

includes: Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

'75 North American Tour Programme

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The group's original plan to perform in Boston on this night are squashed by the city's mayor, after thousands of fans riot trying to buy tickets.

News Report: Jan. 7, 1975 - More than 2,000 young people waiting to buy tickets to a rock concert erupted in a beer-drinking, bottle-throwing spree early today that caused an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 damage at Boston Garden, officials reported.

"There was no real motive," said box-office manager Steven Rosenblatt. "We had some pretty messed up kids running around." Members of Boston's Tactical Police Force were summoned and put down the trouble, confiscating a number of knives. No arrests were reported and injuries were confined to cuts and scratches.

Tickets to the Led Zeppelin concert scheduled for Feb. 4 were to go on sale at 10 a.m. today. Rosenblatt said the Garden doors are opened at 11 p.m. the night before tickets go on sale so buyers do not have to wait outside. He said that when the number of young people grew Monday night, the largest estimate being 2,700, he called in ticket sellers at 2:30a.m. By 6:10a.m, a sellout number of 9,000 tickets- ranging in price from $6.50 to $8.50, was purchased. Rosenblatt said the same people who caused the trouble now have tickets to the concert and city officials may demand that the concert be canceled.


 

Whatever the Reason, Led Zeppelin is Well-Liked

Led Zeppelin’s amazing power of attraction remains mysterious even to fans.

More than 100,000 fans will see Led Zeppelin’s six New York area shows between now and February 14. The group’s second performance piled 16,000 fans into Nassau Coliseum last night, as will two shows next week. In addition, the group has played one sell-out show at Madison Square Garden, with two more upcoming. This is by far the biggest one-group series of shows in history, the Beatles one-night stand at massive Shea Stadium drew only 56,000.

Last night’s show was a re-scheduled date, slotted into the itinerary when a Boston date was canceled after a near riot by prospective ticket buyers. Many of the fans said that they would have been terribly disappointed if they had not been able to attend. But few of them were able to explain why, except that they “like the music.”

Clearly, however, much of the group’s appeal is due to its pronounced sexuality. “It’s amazing,” said a 27 year-old fans who didn’t wish to have his name used. “I look at these kids’ faces and they’re so young. They’re pure American, clean, almost sexless. But they’ve come to see someone who is the archetype of the sexual.”

Few of Zeppelin’s fans are so articulate. Fewer still are so old. Some are as young as 13, but the majority are boys in their middle teens. “I think boys just like hard rock more than girls. Girls tend to like people like Cat Stevens,” 16-year-old Lisa Rothstein of Great Neck said. But the sexuality isn’t what appeals to the boys. In fact, some see the group as a healthy, alternative to the ambiguous sexual stance of such other big name rockers as Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper and David Bowie. Clearly, another part of what gives Zeppelin its zap is that they can be viewed purely musically. Guitarist Jimmy Page was a legend ten years ago, as a British studio musician, as was bassist John Paul Jones. (D. Marsh, Newsday, 2/5/75)

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The cancelled 1975 show in Boston Garden

I was one of those 2000 + fans that were allowed into the Garden the night before tickets went on sale in 1975. I'll never ever forget that incredible night. My friend Willy & I went there as a spur of the moment decision. It started snowing out real bad and the folks from the Garden were nice enough to let us in so we wouldn't freeze to death outside. Bad mistake by those guys.

We slid around on the ice for awhile, but it got too dangerous out there with everyone tearing out the seats and sliding around.

Willy & I hunkered down in the stands and watched everything happen, people started unrolling the fire hoses and spraying the place down. We watched the police sneak up on one guy who was spaying the hose, when they jumped out at him, he held them off for awhile with the hose before dropping it and running off, I still often wonder if they ever caught him.

When they started breaking into the concession stands and stealing all the beer, food and souvenirs, I realized that things were getting way out of control.

They started selling the tickets at like 2:00 am just to get us out of there, Willy & I both got a pair of tickets. A couple of weeks later Mayor Kevin White cancelled the concert. I guess he figured that if this was what they do just for tickets, I wouldn't want to see what they'd do at the concert.

We went back and turned in our tickets to get a refund, I think we paid around $7.50 for those tickets, I really wish though that I had kept them, I think they'd be cool collector's items now adays.