Average: 4.4 (32 votes)

July 3, 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, Communication Breakdown, Rock and Roll.

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Special and Unique Experience

This was my second Zep concert. My first was in 1975 in San Diego, California. This latter concert was quite different. In San Diego, there was a huge stage, lots of lights and other theatrics; all in an arena stuffed with a sellout crowd of about 15,000 people. You had to buy your tickets weeks or months in advance and many who wanted tickets did not get any. For the Manhiem concert, my German friends decided to go to the concernt a day or two or three before. I was tasked to buy the tickets at the local cigar shop in Heidelberg. I bought at least 8 tickets, no problem. Right then, I knew things were different. When we got to the location, I was amazed. The building was small and looked like a local indoor ice skating rink with elevated seating around the parimeter and modified to hold a stage at one end. I figure around 3,000 people was all it held. Inside, there was a small stage with minimal light bar activity above. Because the venue was so small, sitting in the middle and along the side meant we were still close to the band. When Zep got on stage, I was again amazed. They were wearing jeans, t-shirts and/or other simple or more "normal" clothing. No glitter, no fancy constumes. The band and the entire atmosphere was more relaxed. Only a few people were "smoking" and what "smoking" did occur was low key. There was an absence of lighters held high in the air. About half way through, I got up and walked to the side of the stage (stage left). I had noticed that there were very few people getting up and moving around and hardly anybody by the side of the stage. Security was minimal compared to San Diego. Once near the stage, I stopped. After no one questioned me, I walked over a little closer. I kept doing this until I was at the edge of the stage. I stayed there for a while, and watched some fantastic musicians play some fantastic music. The entire event felt like a private concert. I am not sure if that was the way all European rock concerts happen, but this one was definitely an experience to remember. I now talk with friends and realize how lucky I was to see this great band twice and how lucky I was to be one of the few to see one of the last times they played.