Average: 4.8 (219 votes)

May 21, 1977

Houston, TX US

The Summit


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.

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Houston 1977

I was at this show. Originally scheduled for February 28, 1977, the show was postponed and re-scheduled for May 21st. Myself, along with 3 of my long-time friends had 2 seats on the 4th row and 2 on the 6th row. We were in absolute dis-belief at what we heard and saw. Starting with "The Song Remains The Same" and ending with the last encore, "Trampled Underfoot", it was truely an amazing night, watching our musical heroes perform an amazing set. As the band was walking onto the stage, we saw the shadow of John Bonham settle in at his drum kit and do a double hit on his base drum. It was like thunder. My chest vibrated from the sound waves and I almost messed myself. We knew we were in for it.

Without realizing the extreme volume being pounded into my inner ears, we sat and listened to song after song. Over 3 and half hours later, the lights came on and I rose up to exit The Summit, but had to hold on to the seats to walk. My ears were so clogged from the air pressure inside the arena, I literally could not balance myself well enough to walk on my own until we were outside. A couple of month's ago, one of the friends who was with me that night called and told me he had found a bootleg of the concert. He sent me a copy and I listened for hours as my mind went back to a time 30 years ago. I could remember Robert dropping the microphone, Jimmy falling down, flat on his back, as he jumped into the first chords of "Rock and Roll" (first encore) without missing a single note. I thought to myself, "how lucky I am to be able to re-live this evening from the past", not then knowing of the possibility my three friends and I might have an opportunity to see them again. I don't know if any of the band members will ever see this, but if they do, here is what I would want Robert, Jimmy, John and Bonzo (somewhere) to know: "Life has brought endless change.

I am not the 16 year kid who witnessed this concert some 30 years ago. Nor are any of you the same. I am much more conservative now than I ever thought I would become. But I will never forget the songs, the memories, the excitement, the anticipation and the endless joy your music brought to my life. Each album was different from any previous one, but a seemingly natural progression of where the music should go. Your music has touched the lives of millions, including myself.

I picked up a copy of "Mothership" when it came out and rushed home to watch the DVD. It too, was amazing. So many kids today don't know where their music comes from. They say they have heard of Led Zepplin, but then ask me to name some of your songs. I just shake my head and tell them they wouldn't understand. I did convince one young guy to buy a copy of LZ II. He plays the guitar some. After hearing, he became a true believer. Apparently he hardly ever puts his guitar down. In fact, I understand he played at a recital his guitar instructor put together and played a song that he wrote. He told me about it and said he was inspired to write (or attempt to) after hearing LZ II.

There is a whole new generation out there, starving for musical inspiration and guidance. They are waiting. Your reunion has been long-awaited and much needed. But whether it is for just one show, or many more, I just want to say "thank you".