Average: 4.9 (1397 votes)

July 17, 1977

Seattle, WA US

Kingdome

Setlist:

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.

Notes:

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 Hot 1977 Seattle Zeppelin Summer..!

As this was my 4th time seeing the Zeps... I knew this Kingdome gig was going to be as Robert Plant said: "Blood, sweat, and the Hammer of the Gods"..! It was just that... Tickets for this gig went on sale in April, 1977 & it was a long wait through spring (& a good part of summer) before we'd see the "Hammer of the Gods" hammer the Seattle area..! Knowing there was no opening act I knew full well that this performance would be a good 3 hours plus!
When the lights went out in the sweaty Kingdome that night it was simply half sticks of dynamite from the 300 leval raining down to the 100 leval of where we were, this was Zep. going to attempt to break the dome as one publisher perdicted prior to this show.
The sound was "A" typical for the Kingdome..... "Horrible"..! Unless you were near the soundboard, & that's were my brother & I stood for this gig..! I was also at the Seattle Sounders soccer game the night prior due to the fact that Page & Plant were watching this same soccer game & then made comment at the gig was very cool too..!
I remember Jimmy trying to crack the dome during his solo under the bright blue lazer pyramid! Hitting Crowley like notes & staring with bow in hand pointing towards the top of the dome. All in all not a bad show yet the Zeps. were a bit tired & they did sound a bit tired too that night. The set list was one of the best due to the addition of the "2" songs from the Presence L.P.
To tell you the truth I wish Judas Priest would have opened this gig like they did in Oakland days later, I could only imagine Rob Halford's voice hitting the highs of Sinner or Dissident Aggressor prior to the great Zeps.
Not bad a gig for the Kingdome though! (Jimmy should release the video that was shot during this gig! The bootleg I have isn't good enough)
I'll post a few more regarding the '73 & '75 gigs at a later time...
Till then: "God Bless"...!