Average: 4.6 (77 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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Zeppelin Show - May 30,1977

The show was one of the most amazing experiences I can remember. The buzz from the anticipation of a Zeppelin concert began when the tickets went on sale, about two months before the show. It was the subject of all conversation at our high school - Laurel Senior High. I remember seeing many of my classmates at the concert arena, and I'm sure there were a hundred or more from my school that were there.

I remember the firecracker incident that is mentioned in some of the other postings. Our seats were in the nosebleeds, so I didn't see it in the same detail. But I had the impression that the fireworks were set off between songs, rather than during one, and it happened while Robert Plant was welcoming everyone to the show. I also thought that they went off at the opposite end of the arena. I remember Robert Plant saying in a very eloquent manner "Could we do without the fireworks please?", but otherwise didn't think he was angry. Right after that, Jimmy Page began playing the opening of NFBM, and it was mesmorizing.

In all, I seem to remember the show lasting 3 and a half hours. They took the stage about an hour late (9:00 instead of the stated 8:00), and there was no opening band. Moments I recall very clearly: The band taking the stage to The Song Remains the Same, NFBM, watching them do The Battle of Evermore and Going to California on stools seated towards the front of the stage, Kashmir, Achilles Last Stand, and closing with Stairway to Heaven, at the end of which Robert Plant said "Maryland, Good Night". I'll never forget them returning for the encore - Whole Lotta Love and Rock n Roll. They played with incredible energy, eloquence and authority throughout the evening. I enjoyed every minute of the performace, and really soaked it all in. I still remember it with vivid detail.

I have since seen Jimmy Page play with The Firm; Page and Plant together in 1998 at Verizon Center - which also was an exceptional show - they played mostly old Zeppelin tunes from I through IV, with No Quarter and The Wanton Song as well; and Robert Plant with The Strange Sensations. Nothing will ever match the magic of a high schooler seeing Led Zeppelin in their Hey Day.