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State Fairgrounds Arena (OK) - August 20, 1970

  • Setlists during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, That's Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown (medley: incl Good Times Bad Times).
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on September 21, 2007 - 10:42am
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August 20, 1970
Oklahoma City
OK
United States
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Setlist: 

Setlists during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, That's Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown (medley: incl Good Times Bad Times).

Setlists: 

Setlists during this tour include: Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring It On Home, That's Way, Bron-Yr-Aur, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley), Communication Breakdown (medley: incl Good Times Bad Times).

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Name BJ's picture

This was the first concert I ever went to-what a way to start my concert eperiences!

Jim Moody's picture

This was my first concert experience. I was 12 years old. I was on the floor about 15 feat from the stage. I remebered sitting on the floor cross legged indian style. As one of the pictures above shows the audience sitting. There were no chairs but everyone remained seated.

Seeing that show forever left an imprint on my musical tastes. Plant was front and center but Page got my attention. I never saw them again
but that show will always be etched in my mind.

Bob E's picture

This venue is actually known as the State Fairgrounds Arena. It was all we had in OKC in those days. They hosted rodeos and hockey games and some great rock shows back in THE day. I was only 14 at the time and my parents wouldn't let me go alone, so my 17 year old sister and her boyfriend had to take me with them.

We had the $4.50 tickets so we were practically in the rafters and of course the acoustics sucked, but I remember seeing a great show - and that my ears rang for days.

Mike Williams's picture

Best concert ever...Was 5 rows back from the stage. I was 12 yrs old. When Moby Dick was played John Bonham played the drums till his hands were bleeding...After the concert I was in awe.Of all the concerts I've been too, these guys will move your soul like no other...

john p nightingale's picture

Travelling thru the US in 1970, I ended up in Oklahoma City after having worked in Connecticut before putting out my thumb for a cross country trip.
Being a Brit , it was unusual to say the least that I had never seen Led Zep over in England.
I was about to carry on hitching to the west coast when my friend told me about the "event" at the Fairgrounds.
Needless to say, I stayed and saw Jimmy and the boys perform .
What can I say after all these years?
Simply, they were the best !!
Thanks to you guys whom I met in a record shop somewhere in Oklahoma City all those years ago.
I would love to reconnect - all I can remember is that you lived on Blue Sage road in Oklahoma City.
Cheers!

Bob's picture

I probably know whoever it was you met at the record shop back then as I lived in the same addition and not far from Blue Sage Road. You don't remember any names?

john p nightingale's picture

Sorry , I cannot for the life of me remember the name.
I do know he had a younger sister and their parents were quite well off.
He also had an aunt / / grandmother who owned an acreage outside of Oklahoma City.

john p nightingale's picture

The name is LAWRENCE and he lived at 12 200 Blue Sage Rd Oklahoma City.
Had to do some digging and came up with this.

Dean Martin's picture

     I was 17 year old, naive, but apparently hip enough to recognize something really good when I heard it. I drove down with my brother from our sleepy little town to "the City" to hear the band that  caught our attention on AM radio.

     What an introduction to concert rock and roll! They opened with "Immigrant Song"--I can still hear and feel Plant's searing, screaming intro somewhere in my mind! I was mesmerized by a 20 minute (?), bare-handed, machine-like drum solo by Bonham, capped with blows to the enormous gong behind him. Also by Page's soaring guitar work including bowing his guitar on one of his solos.

     I was never the same and I never heard anything that topped this!

Mark Hook's picture

   My friend, Larry Wilson and I drove down from Wichita that day. Blazing Hot! Sent a check for our tickets. Got to will call, and they said cash only. We needed to go the business office, inside the arena, to retrieve our check, and pay cash. Done. Arena empty. No security, no one. Hot outside. We had nothing to do, and no one was kicking us out, so we hung out. Nothing but a blank wood stage, until the back two arena doors open and two moving trucks back in! Zeps equipment and roadies! We head down to the stage and start up a conversation. Ask if they could use some help. Sure! Towards the end of the setup, a roadie ask me to open this case and plug it into this four bank of Marshalls, and place it on a plank of foam that's on top of the Amps! Page's Les Paul! Holy Shit! Concert time. Place is packed. Smoke in the air. Then, four guys walk out. Totally unrecognizable! Page in full beard, and a hat. Plant's hair way down. Without a word they break into Immigrant Song! No emotion from the crowd. Is this a warmup group? Zep III had not been released! Than Plant says, " Here's a song from our second album!" Heartbreaker! Crowd goes crazy the rest of the night! Got in the Catalina for the ride home. Radio was on. Stunned, I turned it off! Said, " I can't listen this Shit!" Road home in silence, soaking it all in. I was 18. Saw tons of great concerts, but there will never, ever be that night, again! Zep, that night, was life changing Period!

 

Name's picture

I was 6 years old living in Oklahoma City and would have killed to have seen this!

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