Average: 4.6 (75 votes)

May 30, 1977

Landover, MD US

Capital Centre

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, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

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My first concert - 14 years old

Hundreds (maybe 1,000) concerts later and this is still the gold standard. Part of me wishes some of it were not such a blur to me. Seeing the set list and being reminded of the drama around the bottlerocket take me back.

This was quite a night for the group of four 14 & 15 year olds driven by a friends dad to what would become history. There was sneaking all sorts of bad things into the venue, being really high, tequilla for the first time (from a spice jar that was stuffed down my pants), trying to find each other in different seats, etc. All of which distracted from the show but added to the experience. The lasers were new, different and the coolest; little did we know they would eventually become standard fare. The pot smoke haze, now a thing of the past.

I spent most of the time in my seat behind the stage - awesome! But also ventured to my friend's seat (during the drum solo of course) only to be disappointed by his view from the farthest seat from the stage possible. A tradition of missing drum solos started that night and followed me through my Dead phase and beyond.

It is fun to read how many others went to the great show at the Verizon center years later. The "authentic" set gave me goose bumps. The movie "Song Remains the Same still does too in parts.

Has anyone else been this influential, timely and timeless at the same time? Not for me. The list of amazing shows I have attended is long but I guess that is not a surprise having started out like this.