Average: 4.9 (529 votes)

August 4, 1979

Stevenage, UK

Knebworth Festival

Setlist:

The Song Remains the Same, Celebration Day, (Out On the Tiles intro) Black Dog, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Hot Dog, Rain Song, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Trampled Underfoot, Sick Again, Achilles Last Stand, Jimmy Page solo, In The Evening, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker.

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August 4th 1979 remains one

August 4th 1979 remains one of the very best memories. My first Zeppelin concert at 18 years old. I took the Friday off work and travelled to Stevenage from Kent on my Kawasaki 250cc motorbike with a friend - my longest trip at the time. We parked up and set off across the corn fields to join the crowds with such an air of excitement building. We just knew it was going to be a very special night. We didn't sleep - we just couldn't for excitement, but also no tent/sleeping bags etc - they just didn't seem important at the time.

Amazingly amongst the swelling crowds we bumped into some friends (this was way before mobile phones) who shared their food and booze - things were getting even better!

I recall some of the perimeter fences were forced down by the weight of numbers and we along with hundreds of others set off at a run across recently mown fields towards the turnstiles.

We spent the night sitting on the grass about 60 yards from the stage watching final preperations. The sun came up early, the mist came and went and the PA came on. I remember the biggest cheer of the day before Zepplin appeard was when they played "Since You've Been Gone" by Rainbow - the crowd was hotting up. Chaz and Dave did a great set piece and added much to the "feel good" factor.

Eventually Zeppelin treated us to a set piece which has been one of the most emotional experiences of my life and will forever remain a high point.

Like many others I applied for reunion tickets with no joy. I'm buying Mothership with the DVD's, just because. I'll always be a fan and I'm delighted that my 2 sons have also developed a real appreciation for the music so we can enjoy it together.

Message to Led Zeppelin - tour again. You've seen the enthuiasm this gig has generated. We've missed you, but if you don't, thanks so much for everything thats gone before.