Average: 4.9 (1481 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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Seattle 77

Best concert I've ever seen by far.

I saw Led Zeppelin at this concert and they played for 3 hours 20 minutes.
They had an incredible laser show and were pushing 55000 watts.
I remember seeing a pigeon fly into a bass cabinet and it never came out.

The band never missed a note, they played brilliantly and did an awesome acoustic set.
Jimmy did some of White Summer then did the violin bow part from Dazed and Confused, amazing.
Bonzo did a 1/2 hour solo and his drum riser shot out lights and lasers as it moved to the front of the stage.
Then he played the synth drum part.
Robert was in great form although he may have had a cold, he still hit all of the highs and sounded amazing.
JP Jones did an awesome extended organ part in No Quarter, and helped Bonzo rattle the cement Kingdome..

My favorite songs were Kashmir and Achilles Last Stand.
They didn't have much of a light show for Achillies, didn't need it, it's one of their greatest songs ever.
There were some jerks throwing firecrackers around and Jimmy actually stopped playing and said through a mike.
"If one more fucking firecracker goes off, we're leaving."
No more firecrackers went off.
We left during the last song to beat the crowds and the whole band drove by us in their limos.
I can remember seeing Jimmy Page's head leaning against the door.
The man was exhausted and with the amazing performance he and the boys gave it's no wonder.

So to the band, thanks for the memories and the soundtrack of my life.