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Sports Arena - August 10, 1969

  • Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, White Summer / Black Mountainside, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown
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on September 20, 2007 - 5:34pm
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August 10, 1969
San Diego
CA
United States
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Setlist: 

Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, White Summer / Black Mountainside, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

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Press Review: Led Zeppelin Makes Magic At the Arena

The danger with being a supergroup is having a super image, which means that when you appear on stage, it’s suddenly Magic Time. Sometimes that magic will happen, but usually it does not.

Last night at the International Sports Arena, the British supergroup Led Zeppelin created a kind of instant magic, the moment it appeared on stage. People began milling around when Robert Plant, the lead vocalist went into his Janis Joplin dancing and screaming act.

The group played well, exceptionally well, but all that instant charisma seemed rather preposterous. Jimmy Page, the old Yardbird, did a beautiful solo guitar number in White Summer and the whole group jammed hard and right on “Days of Confusion” (Dazed and Confused).
(S.D. Union / Aug. 11, 1969)

Notes: 

Press Review: Led Zeppelin Makes Magic At the Arena

The danger with being a supergroup is having a super image, which means that when you appear on stage, it’s suddenly Magic Time. Sometimes that magic will happen, but usually it does not.

Last night at the International Sports Arena, the British supergroup Led Zeppelin created a kind of instant magic, the moment it appeared on stage. People began milling around when Robert Plant, the lead vocalist went into his Janis Joplin dancing and screaming act.

The group played well, exceptionally well, but all that instant charisma seemed rather preposterous. Jimmy Page, the old Yardbird, did a beautiful solo guitar number in White Summer and the whole group jammed hard and right on “Days of Confusion” (Dazed and Confused).
(S.D. Union / Aug. 11, 1969)

Setlists: 

Setlists during this tour include: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, White Summer / Black Mountainside, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Comments

Don Merry's picture

I attended this concert. Surprise Package opened first, then Jethro Tull then Led Zeppelin. A friend just us tickets, festival seating was $5 each. There was an intermission for some reason. This was my first concert I was 16. Surprise Package was unknown and I am from Seattle!

mike ward's picture

The sound in the sports arena was terrible, as usual, but we had a good time anyway. I drove us from coronado island, across the brand new coronado bridge for the first time - it had just opened that week.
We all thought jethro tull stole that show - does anyone else agree?

Michael H.'s picture

I agree that Jethro Tull stole the show; watching Ian Anderson perform almost the entire set while balancing on one leg was amazing. I and my buddy had center seats 6 rows from the stage, so the sound wasn't a problem!! (Probably why I'm losing my hearing). What was the name of the intro band????

Don Merry's picture

I agree Tull was on that night and the Zed were not.

stephen frank's picture

JT stole the show?  I don' think so.   Zep dominated making  music magic, while Ian Anderson was more of a visual spectacle, and fun to watch.  At the time I had no idea who Jetro Tull was, but did enjoy seeing some guy bounce around in tights.while playing a flute.  Good yes.

But Jimmy Page was cranking and waving a violin bow,  Bonhom rattling the rafters, with Plant supplying the final touches on this magical trip.  I'll never forget this concert.  Lucky to have been there.  

 

John B.'s picture

Crazy night. The wild crowd came to see Led Zeppelin, but was blown away by Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull.  Tull was so good, it took LZ three songs to get the crowd going again.  But on the fourth song, the presence arrived.  When Plant and Page echoed vocal and guitar licks across the stage, it was clear that we were seeing something very special. 

 

ARTURO S CARRILLO's picture

Thanks mom..I was there!

shaaron murphy's picture

I was there!

Voce Moody's picture
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Absolutely the best show Ever Tull & Zep in one show? Fantastic

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Absolutely the best show Ever by Voce Moody (not verified)
I was there! by shaaron murphy (not verified)
I was there by ARTURO S CARRILLO (not verified)
Tull by stephen frank (not verified)
The legend was launched by John B. (not verified)
I was there too by Don Merry (not verified)
I was there by Don Merry (not verified)
I agree that Jethro Tull by Michael H. (not verified)
I was there by mike ward (not verified)