Average: 4.5 (45 votes)

July 2, 1980

Mannheim, DE

Eisstadion

Setlist:

Train Kept a Rollin', Nobody's Fault But Mine, (Out On the Tiles intro) Black Dog, In The Evening, Rain Song, Hot Dog, All My Love, Trampled Underfoot, Since I've Been Loving You, Achilles Last Stand, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love.

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Manheim 2 Jul 1980

I was stationed with the British Army in Germany in 1980. When the tour dates were announced I had made plans to see them locally i.e. Dortmund & Hannover. However the army had other ideas and I was sent on Ex Crusader which was held at the same time. All was not lost however as myself and a friend (Ian Burt where are you now) managed to book tickets for the show on 2 Jul 1980 albeit a 600 mile round trip midweek.

At that time, not being overly familiar with the performance history I wondered what the first song was and now cringe because of it's significance in the bands reportoire. The rest of the concert was very good and the band seemed in good form.

Now I can listen to this show whenever I want having got hold of a copy of 'Dinosaur Watching Part 1' , a bootleg of the concert. I still have the two tour shirts from that memorable night and my ticket stub (by the way why not show a real stub from the show rather than one that's never been used !).

Having obtained all live material available I have given this concert a 3/5 rating only because it was no Blueberry Hill / Earls Court, however it was still 'my' concert and for that I am eternally gratefull.

Incidently whilst driving on holiday this year in Germany I asked my partner if she new what she was doing this day 27 years ago. Of course she didn't know what she was doing, however we were driving past Mannheim on the way to Heidleburg and yes it was 2 Jul 2007... it seemed all too long ago.