Average: 4.7 (228 votes)

August 11, 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, 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, Communication Breakdown.

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I was there! Knebworth Aug 11 1979

This was a genuine lesson in positive thinking that has stood me in good stead for the rest of my life. On hearing about the gigs way later than everyone else (why?!!) I simply announced that I was going. trouble was, No ticket, by that point no chance of getting one, and a job in a old fashioned music shop chain that absolutely did not allow Saturdays off, ever.The lies I told I told to get out of it made watergate look like the teletubbies. Then magick, I get a route to a ticket but then, decide my best friend Simon has to be there too. So off we go from Sunny Bournemouth to London on the Friday Still no second ticket!! but then miracle no.2, I still can't work out 28 years later how we got in contact with the stranger that we made a light night cab ride to to, to get the fabled ticket no.2

So we arrive, never been to a festy in our lives, God! it was huge, like a City!, Keef And the new Barbarians, shambling through the blues, and Chas and Dave??? and a food menu so small it ALL fits on one page of the programme I still have!. ( imagine that, Glastonbury Haute Cuisine world)
Then Bam! its really them, the Eidefor Projectors throwing up the biggest projected image anywhere on the planet at the time. I can still see Jimmy and THE bow and the Lasers swirling above him like some Huge spaceship. Then "anybody here do the Dinosaur Rock"? says Percy as they launch into Rock and Roll and within a few songs its over. The journey home on the trains, beyond hell, Stevenage Station overrun with 1000's of Zep heds, A policeman in front of us getting his arm crushed in the entrance as he tried in vain to restore order to the enormous throng. Hours spent trying to get on each train as too polite to get feisty at that age. Finally back into Kings X and HUGE taxi que! eventually back to crash flat we managed to blag in Posh Knightsbridge, reeking of (others people's ) Petoulli. Then eventually home, and then keeping totally silent at work about the greatest gig of our lives, epic!