Average: 4.9 (1482 votes)

July 17, 1977

Seattle, WA US



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, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.


77 programme

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Review: 62,000 Led Zeppelin Fans Jam Kingdome

They came at night by the thousands, some waiting for two days in the rain and cold for a chance to have their ears assaulted and nerves numbed and to say they saw Led Zeppelin.

It was a night of pot, pills and popcorn with the popcorn coming in a close third to the other two.

But overall, the Led Zeppelin concert at the Kingdome came off without too much trouble. There were several arrests, lots of dope and booze smuggled in – either under coats or inside bodies – and some very sick kids from drinking too much.

“It's not a bad bunch considering the number of people here”, one Seattle police officer said of the 62,000 people, “and considering the reputation of the group.”

Led Zeppelin has earned a reputation for attracting surly crowds which generally fight and riot. But the most damage was to the ears and there is a possibility 62,000 people will spend today saying, “Huh?”

What attracted these people, generally hard-core rock fans, was the experience.

It was appreciated by some when the lead singer, Robert Plant, told the crowd he was deaf in one ear. It was a miracle the whole band wasn’t stone deaf. Later, Plant said his hearing came back during one number.

The concert started shortly after 8 p.m. amid fireworks and people holding up lighted matches, the moment everybody had been waiting for.

Throughout the long Sunday, the huge crowd remained orderly as it waited to get through the gates and have the experience.

At 4:30 yesterday afternoon, the 20,000 or so Zeppelin fans waiting at the Kingdome started to chant, “We want in, we want in.” Suddenly a movement rippled through the crowd like a wave pushing the front-line troops into the fence.

Plant promised that the 1977 tour would be “blood, thunder and the hammer of the gods”. A squad of paramedics was geared up for the blood and everybody else was geared up for the thunder and hammer part. (Post-Intellengencer - July 1977)


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The Kingdome

I always wondered if anyone remembered the fireworks getting tossed onto the stage!

Jimmy Page actually walked up to them towards the middle of the stage and kicked them away.

I still have my ticket stub right here in my desk (along with all the others I saved over the years)

It was the summer after I turned 19 and I rode with another guy over from the Olympic Peninsula just to be near the place since we had no tickets and not even gas money to get back home.

We got in the parking lot thinking for some goofy reason we could carry a 6-pack in and the Seattle policeman just said "hand them over" and we did and he let us go and over on the side by the railroad tracks a guy had a hand full of tickets he was trying to sell and all I had was $5 and he gave me a ticket and the guy that drove me over gave him $2 and a damn 8-track tape for his ticket!!

Hard to believe that happened........but it did and I will never forget that night......and the long drive back home.

I lived in Port Ludlow then (still do) but we drove all the way back to Sequim to tell all the guys wtf they missed!

I remember walking around looking at all the Led Zeppelin semi-trucks lined up in the parking lot just staring with amazement and some Zeppelin roadie saw us and we were about 100ft away and he yelled at us and did the usual telling us we would get our ass kicked is we went over there again.....of course I was a 6ft 4 skinny kid and the guy I was with worked at the mill and was older than me so we were far enough away to flip him the bird and say the same bs back to him.

Of course we made sure we got the tickets instead of getting in a brawl like that.

I bet that guy doesn't remember that day.....and the guy I went with probably doesn't either and I haven't seen him for 30 years.

(I played the drums back then and to me John Henry Bonham is the best ever)

Of course even though Jimi Hendrix was the king of Seattle Jimmy Page will always be the best to me.

Ah the good old days!