Average: 4.9 (1077 votes)

April 30, 1977

Pontiac, MI US

Pontiac Silverdome

Setlist:

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.

Notes:

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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Pontiac Concert

Attending this concert was our unofficial senior class trip of 1977. We got there early from Saginaw and rented a room in Pontiac for that night. The atmosphere in the Silverdome parking lot was party city. Booze, drugs, and chicks. One hell of a tailgate party. We were some of the first to get inside and sat on the floor right in front of the stage. People all around were being carried to the stage from overdoses. We would laugh and say, "there goes another one that ain't going to see the show."

When the show started there was such a rush forward by the crowd that I was literally picked up and carried off my feet in a wave going in all directions that lasted for a good part of the show. People that were passing out were lifted up above the crowd and carried hand over hand to the wall in front of the stage where they were tossed over it. I was shocked at the number of people who were experiencing this.

I decided that the floor area was not the place to be. I finally did make it to the upper balconys for the second half of the show. It took that long to get off the arena floor. I'm 51 now and it's the greatest concert I've ever been to. I'll never forget it. It was a great show. I hope the video of the show comes out sometime. It was an awsome experience that I will never ever forget.