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April 30, 1977

Pontiac, MI US

Pontiac Silverdome


The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Trampled Underfoot.


77 programme

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Zep plays to largest audience ever for single-act rock show

The attendance at Led Zeppelin's Silverdome concert tonight triumphantly shattered the band's own previous attendance record, a number unmatched by any other group in the last four years.

The audience of 77,229 at the Silverdome is the largest audience for a single-act concert. The previous record was 56,800 set in May 1973 at a Zeppelin show in Tampa Bay. On that historic day, the group surpassed the Beatles' 1965 attendance record of 55,000. Making a sum of £467,000 tonight, Led Zeppelin has finished the first leg of its 11th tour of North America. Upon returning, the band will tour the southern United States, beginning May 18 in Birmingham, Ala. [AP]

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Buying Tickets

I drove from Kazoo to Pontiac Silver Dome the morning they went on sale. It was cold and snowing quite hard. People had parked over night in the lot in order to get their tickets early. It was a party atmosphere. I believe tics went on sale at 10am. As the morning dragged on the crowd grew restless. The ticket booths were located out side behind a chain linked fence. The crowd began to tear down the fenceing and forced the ticket booths to start selling Tics at 9am. After getting your Tics the only way out of the madness was to climb on top of the ticket booth and jump off the back side. People were packed tight in front of the booths. I recall the first dude at the booth I was at got a handful of Zep Tics and climbed to the top. He was definately in a Zone of his own and kept screeming with excitement. Well....He lost his balance and fell backwards as his Tics went flying through the air. He landed on his head and a ambalance was called for the trip to the hospital. After I got my tickets I chose a different route and put my arm up in front of my face and rushed through the crowd until I saw daylight. Whew! What A Day! But I would do it all again because the show I witnessed on April 30, 1977 was beyond true discription. I found myself about 30ft from Center Stage on the floor. That position lasted through the first song until I decided that if I wanted children in the future, I needed to move in order to prevent early morning Scrambled Eggs! The crowd surged forward towards the stage and the pressure was incredible. I watched the rest of the show from the sidelines. Still, For everyone who was there, it was a Concert that will always be locked in your memory. A once in a lifetime adventure........