Average: 4.9 (1076 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 1977

I was there too. It was a great show and I was fortunate to be of the age to attend a lot of shows when giants walked the earth. My faves that night were Achilles and Kashmir. They sure made folks act like animals though ... the field was full when the show started and the crowd pushed forward throughout the gig so much that I'd estimate 55% coverage by the end. Robert was telling the crowd to sit back and dig it. Nice try Mr. Plant, but Jimmy was casting a spell. I never saw so many little bonfires set at an indoor rock concert before or since. Some dudes 15 rows in front of us had firecrackers dropped right on top of them. Ouch. We were at a tough angle lower deck stage left and couldn't see Bonzo until they wheeled his kit out for the drum solo, then back behind the stacks again. The band actually took a little criticism in the local press for charging $10.50 for a seat, which hands me a laugh when I think of it now. Same ticket would be at least $150 now. Not the best show I ever saw ( rough crowd and bad seats), but my only Zep ticket and I'm glad I went even though my math teacher gave me the business for going to see "that cranked up drug addict". And when I talk to younger folks about shows I've seen this one gets their attention the most. Crazy, man.