Average: 4.6 (98 votes)

July 23, 1977

Oakland, CA US

Alameda County Coliseum

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, Trampled Underfoot, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll, Black Dog.

Notes:

77 programme

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News Report: Zeppelin Soars to New Heights

“It feels great to be back”, a self-assured Robert Plant addressed the Saturday “Day On the Green” sellout crowd at the Oakland Coliseum. “I must personally apologize for the two-year delay.”

The lead singer and resident sex symbol of Led Zeppelin was alluding to a 1975 automobile accident he suffered which prevented the British hard-rock combo from fulfilling extensive tour obligations that year.

Their long absence from the Bay Area prompted a sellout within five hours after tickets went on sale earlier this month – a feat not uncommon to any affair involving Led Zeppelin.

The four man congregation which many critics fancy as the embodiment of heavy metal rock, had just finished bludgeoning the packed house of 54,000 with the thunderous power-chording of “Sick Again”, a relatively subdued piece from the 1975 double-album, “Physical Graffiti”.

Those in attendance at the Bill Graham-promoted Days on the Green last weekend were treated to vintage Led Zeppelin.

Providing a musical counterpoint to Plant’s shrieking and teasingly androgynous posturing, Jimmy Page’s sledge-hammer guitar style led Zeppelin through many of their classics, including: Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore and Trampled Underfoot.

But the musical highlight for many of the sun-drenched crowd that paid $11.50 per ticket came during the extended jams. All the Zeppelin touches were there – Page coaxing eerie sounds out of his axe using an array of electronic devices, and at one point using a violin bow on his strings; John Bonham rifling popgun drum rolls; bassist John Paul Jones looking unperturbed and confident behind the overt sexuality of Plant’s pelvic thrusts. The crowd ate it up. (G. Estrada, Oakland Tribune, July 1977)

 

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Sat July 23 my first concert

What a experience!! we spent the night before they went on sale at Tower records on Watt. I bought ten tickets and sold them to my friends and we went down in Scott Tacoggi's motor home with a keg and whatever else. We ended up parked right across the street from the main gate the night before, what a party. as soon as they open it it was down pretty much. My best friend James who died 2 years later and I went to Rock Med's entrance gate. we were tiring to find a friend of his brother that volunteered for them. was told to talk him to get in early, but no luck. we did manage to get in that way. we ended up going and finding a seat and sitting and waiting. then a security guard came asked us who we were we told him we were with Rock Med and guess what he took us right to the guy we were tiring to find but since we got caught he had to kick us out. we knew we should of grabbed a couple of the medical staff shirts.
we did end up 20 or so feet from the center stage. we could see everything on stage.
Looking back now, we weren't and I don't think most of us weren't ready for Judas Priest who go booed 30 minutes in but that was their set by then.
Then came Rick Derringer who rocked the house!! then what we waited forever it seemed then they finally came out and for me personally was everything I thought they would be
I hope I can add to this later if not maybe I'll write the other half in another comment so Glad I have some pictures from it just wish I had a better camera Peace