Average: 4.9 (1480 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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Scattered Seattle '77 memories

I'll go first and toss in my memories of this concert. I was only 14 years old at the time, but still very very much into the band. (Two years of drum lessons and a zillion spins of my big brothers' LP's had made me a Zep fanatic.) Luckily for me, my generous cousin and cool brother gave me a spare ticket and let me tag along to this concert. (as long as I promised not to tell about the Jack Daniels and weed). Anyway, the pre-show memories: There was a very tall corral style schoolyard chain link fence keeping everyone in line. I remember a drunk hippy dude trying to scale it unsuccessfully. I remember loads of pot smoke in the air. And I remember seeing many bottles of whisky being duct taped to legs (and other body parts). Concert memories: Plants' harmonica solo during "Nobody's Fault" was (and is) the loudest thing I've ever heard in my life (ears are still ringing), firecrackers being tossed around - dangerously close to our faces, Bonham was very solid, acoustic set was great, Pages' theremin-electro-solo-extravaganza not so great, overall I think they rocked pretty hard. But of course, years later, I've learned that this is considered by Zep fanatics to be one of the worst shows they ever did. Oh, well. I'll take an "off night" with Led Zeppelin over a great night with Framton, Eagles, etc....