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June 13, 1977

New York, NY US

Madison Square Garden


The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, 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, Heartbreaker, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Black Dog.

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JUNE 13th, 1977 MSG

Led Zeppelin, it's safe to say, ruled the planet in 1977 (certainly Huntington, Long Island).......although surrounded by their "presence" all through my childhood, I'd only caught small glimpses of their music and was not properly "educated" until October '76 at the age of 13........side two of HOTH one afternoon to be exact and THAT WAS IT.......let's put it this way.....for Christmas two months later I instructed mom to purchase the entire Zep catalogue and NOTHING ELSE.....I believe a shirt or two was thrown in by her and I had my wish........however......the real gift was my birthday present one week later (Jan. 3rd- same as JPJ)....when, as rumors flew around on the local radio station about an upcoming tour, I told dear old mom I wanted NOTHING for my b-day.........just a ticket down the road if Zeppelin showed up anywhere around NY......I honestly don't remember exactly how much further away the tixx actually went on sale (by mail-in for the six garden shows as there were riots APLENTY two years before at various ticketrons).....but I had MY TICKET..... I'd be going with my 24yr. old art teacher (it was her first year teaching and, after hearing me tell some friends one day that mom was hesitant about "permissioning" me to go, she volunteered for the job of providing "teacherly" accompaniment.....so on Monday, June 13th, 1977, we were OFF TO THE RACES.....armed with four of five joints of Acapulco Gold and a six-pack of Molson Golden Ale, we set out for the Garden....I can still remember driving on the LIE towards the city when we got up to the NYS Pavilion (Zeppelin played there in August '69).....it's the first point along the Expressway where you can see the Manhattan skyline and on the radio the track from "Frampton Comes Alive"..."I Want to Go to the Sun" was blasting .....I could see the sun sitting up high over the Empire State Building and I was starting to get higher than that weed would ever take me......this was my first concert and I was........well it's tough to think back and try to gauge exactly WHAT the hell was going through my thoughts.....I'm sure it was all good.....at the Garden, it was MAYHEM....and that was just OUTSIDE.....literally thousands of people milling about, smoking weed, drinking openly in front of dozens of police on horseback / foot....I distinctly remember this one dude (he looked like that burn-out from "Dazed and Confused")....he walked up and offered some joints for sale...when some guy next to us took him up on it, the guy then opened up his shirt to reveal one of those Pancho Villa bullet vests that are x-shaped across the whole of your chest...only instead of bullets he had it filled with FATTIES.....I'll never forget that......inside WPLJ was handing out little Swan Song pins...I still have mine.....we sat down about ten minutes before the band came on and I was surprised to hear "Do A Little Dance, Make A Little Love" by KC and the Sunshine Band on the house P.A.......the show itself is obviously A BLUR......I was SO young....and SO stoned.....I do remember some stuff......I remember a guy (right at the end of TSRTS) coming out and sweeping away all the red roses that were thrown up at Robert.....my teacher was APPALLED by that....I was laughing at her......I remember two geeky folk next to us who had military binoculars....they were very nice and let me use them a few times.....they also kept saying how this gig "blew away" the '75 shows......here's another priceless story....we were so completely stoned by the time of "OTHAFA" that when Robert made his little Acapulco Gold comment....he was looking in our general direction and....I SWEAR TO GOD.....I thought he busted us...........another aspect of a great Zeppelin gig that separated it from other great shows....was that when it was all over, and everyone was filing out.....NOBODY was flipping out over how great it was......even though they were flipping out the entire evening.....they were just COMPLETELY DRAINED......like they'd been through some religious experience.......and they had..........I've seen at least 500 gigs since that night.....nothing has come close........