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Kingdome - July 17, 1977

  • The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.
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on September 22, 2007 - 9:20pm
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Average: 4.9 (1482 votes)
July 17, 1977
Seattle
WA
United States
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Setlist: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

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77 programme

Click here to view the US '77 Tour Programme (flipbook)


Review: 62,000 Led Zeppelin Fans Jam Kingdome

They came at night by the thousands, some waiting for two days in the rain and cold for a chance to have their ears assaulted and nerves numbed and to say they saw Led Zeppelin.

It was a night of pot, pills and popcorn with the popcorn coming in a close third to the other two.

But overall, the Led Zeppelin concert at the Kingdome came off without too much trouble. There were several arrests, lots of dope and booze smuggled in – either under coats or inside bodies – and some very sick kids from drinking too much.

“It's not a bad bunch considering the number of people here”, one Seattle police officer said of the 62,000 people, “and considering the reputation of the group.”

Led Zeppelin has earned a reputation for attracting surly crowds which generally fight and riot. But the most damage was to the ears and there is a possibility 62,000 people will spend today saying, “Huh?”

What attracted these people, generally hard-core rock fans, was the experience.

It was appreciated by some when the lead singer, Robert Plant, told the crowd he was deaf in one ear. It was a miracle the whole band wasn’t stone deaf. Later, Plant said his hearing came back during one number.

The concert started shortly after 8 p.m. amid fireworks and people holding up lighted matches, the moment everybody had been waiting for.

Throughout the long Sunday, the huge crowd remained orderly as it waited to get through the gates and have the experience.

At 4:30 yesterday afternoon, the 20,000 or so Zeppelin fans waiting at the Kingdome started to chant, “We want in, we want in.” Suddenly a movement rippled through the crowd like a wave pushing the front-line troops into the fence.

Plant promised that the 1977 tour would be “blood, thunder and the hammer of the gods”. A squad of paramedics was geared up for the blood and everybody else was geared up for the thunder and hammer part. (Post-Intellengencer - July 1977)

 

Notes: 
77 programme

Click here to view the US '77 Tour Programme (flipbook)


Review: 62,000 Led Zeppelin Fans Jam Kingdome

They came at night by the thousands, some waiting for two days in the rain and cold for a chance to have their ears assaulted and nerves numbed and to say they saw Led Zeppelin.

It was a night of pot, pills and popcorn with the popcorn coming in a close third to the other two.

But overall, the Led Zeppelin concert at the Kingdome came off without too much trouble. There were several arrests, lots of dope and booze smuggled in – either under coats or inside bodies – and some very sick kids from drinking too much.

“It's not a bad bunch considering the number of people here”, one Seattle police officer said of the 62,000 people, “and considering the reputation of the group.”

Led Zeppelin has earned a reputation for attracting surly crowds which generally fight and riot. But the most damage was to the ears and there is a possibility 62,000 people will spend today saying, “Huh?”

What attracted these people, generally hard-core rock fans, was the experience.

It was appreciated by some when the lead singer, Robert Plant, told the crowd he was deaf in one ear. It was a miracle the whole band wasn’t stone deaf. Later, Plant said his hearing came back during one number.

The concert started shortly after 8 p.m. amid fireworks and people holding up lighted matches, the moment everybody had been waiting for.

Throughout the long Sunday, the huge crowd remained orderly as it waited to get through the gates and have the experience.

At 4:30 yesterday afternoon, the 20,000 or so Zeppelin fans waiting at the Kingdome started to chant, “We want in, we want in.” Suddenly a movement rippled through the crowd like a wave pushing the front-line troops into the fence.

Plant promised that the 1977 tour would be “blood, thunder and the hammer of the gods”. A squad of paramedics was geared up for the blood and everybody else was geared up for the thunder and hammer part. (Post-Intellengencer - July 1977)

 

Setlists: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Over the Hills and Far Away, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love ~ Rock and Roll.

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Andrew Roberson's picture

I was 16 years old, and a week before the concert my older brother informed me that he was going to take his friend to the concert instead of me, I was stunned. My brother found me later on the freeway walking home in tears. It was worth it. He said don't worry I can go. My brother and his friend went on a drug binge and never went to the concert. I went with my other brother and his wife from Portland to Seattle partying all the way.
I remember getting to the Kingdome and there was a enormous crowd at the gate. The police were on horses and they would let a small group in at a time, then the horses would block the gate, then open up again to let more people by. If you tried to sneak past you would get kicked by the horses.
And for the show Ten Years Gone and Kashmir were the best. It was so loud during Kashmir it was like I was on a ride at an amusment park where your skin pulls back on your face. Awesome. I will never forget
I told my grandsons that if they tour in '08 that we're there. Cross my fingers.

Robert's picture

Took a bus from Marysville to Everett then Seattle. Slept in line, corralled between a long, high, chain-link fence. Just before they opened the gate, I remember a cop on a horse backing up slowly while the gate parted, saying "easy boy, easy". Then it was a sprint through the tunnel and onto the huge floor. I had a 100 level ticket, and I easily made it to Page's side of the stage. You had to stand back probably twenty-feet just to see over the tall stage wall. When the lights went off finally, there was a wonderful roar from all around. I looked back at all the lighters in the air, and will always remember how gigantic that place looked. Next thing I know, Jimmy Page is standing just above me in a white suit smiling out at the crowd. "Here we go"!!!

bob's picture

I left my brothers wedding reception early on the 16th to stand in line. WAY WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!

Angel's picture

truly a memorable concert-the band and the crowd!~angel

David McKenzie's picture

Best concert I've ever seen by far.

I saw Led Zeppelin at this concert and they played for 3 hours 20 minutes.
They had an incredible laser show and were pushing 55000 watts.
I remember seeing a pigeon fly into a bass cabinet and it never came out.

The band never missed a note, they played brilliantly and did an awesome acoustic set.
Jimmy did some of White Summer then did the violin bow part from Dazed and Confused, amazing.
Bonzo did a 1/2 hour solo and his drum riser shot out lights and lasers as it moved to the front of the stage.
Then he played the synth drum part.
Robert was in great form although he may have had a cold, he still hit all of the highs and sounded amazing.
JP Jones did an awesome extended organ part in No Quarter, and helped Bonzo rattle the cement Kingdome..

My favorite songs were Kashmir and Achilles Last Stand.
They didn't have much of a light show for Achillies, didn't need it, it's one of their greatest songs ever.
There were some jerks throwing firecrackers around and Jimmy actually stopped playing and said through a mike.
"If one more fucking firecracker goes off, we're leaving."
No more firecrackers went off.
We left during the last song to beat the crowds and the whole band drove by us in their limos.
I can remember seeing Jimmy Page's head leaning against the door.
The man was exhausted and with the amazing performance he and the boys gave it's no wonder.

So to the band, thanks for the memories and the soundtrack of my life.

Kevin Gerry's picture

we hitch hiked to Seattle from Saskatchewan in the Canadian prairies about a week before the show... we slept outside the Kingdome along the railroad tracks for 2 days to get a great spot in line... met some great folks in line... i still remember Heidi and Stephanie!.... the show was packed and the music was incredible... it went from totally rocking with the laser light show and the bow, to everyone sitting on the floor in awe for the quieter, more acoustic numbers... i was amazed that that many people crammed into a confined space like that could be so mellow and just appreciate the music.... it was fantastic!!

i have seen many, many bands before and since and still consider this the best live show i have ever seen!

KG

danny  b's picture

October 1, 2008 my wife and I had lunch at the Edgewater in Seattle, the concierge showed us the room trashed by Zeppelin in 1977 (room 342). We then saw the inside of the Beatles suite. As we were leaving the doorman told us he just found out Plant would be coming back to the Edgewater with Allison Krause for the Raising Sand concert.( I was tempted to wait outside but decided not to as I would have said something to Plant about the Kindome spectacle I had seen 31 years earlier.).

I saw Zeppelin on July 17, 1977 and was stuned when Plant told the WAMU audience that he left his foofprints at this location where the Kingdome once stood. ( his last show in Seattle) He then told the audience that he was at the Egdewater hotel and the rooms had not changed much.We were just there earlier !

I went up to the stage at the end of the WAMU show just electrified to see Plant so close. ! I will never forget the concerts at WAMU.or the Kingdome

GAYLE's picture

Today is 7/17/11 and I just figured out that the Seattle 7/17/77 was the first concert I ever saw (I had just turned 13). I thought it was awesome, but I would appreciate it more now. I still LOVE Led Zeppelin.

kevin's picture

The Kingdome show was absolutely incredible -- extremely loud and 100% awesome -- an "Evening with Led Zeppelin" that was unforgettable - a classic 1977 show. It's been way to too long guys... Led Zep its time to tour!!

BILL ALTMAN's picture

I WAS 19 YEARS OLD IN 77 WHEN ME AND MY BROTHER MIKE LOADED UP MY MOTHERS STATION WAGON AND WENT TO THE GREATEST SHOW I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. BILL ALTMAN TACOMA WASHINGTON....

Danny from white rock BC's picture

I WAS THERE IN SEATTLE 1977 THAT SUNDAY AND NOW I FEEL SO SAD WATCHING MY BLU RAY DVD OVER AND OVER...ITS LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED...IT WAS A DREAM FOR ME AND STILL IS ! I AM 61 NOW BUT I FEEL 31 ,MY AGE WHEN I SAW THE SHOW. I REMEMBER WAITING OUTSIDE BY THE RAILROAD TRACKS ...

I AM HOPING THE 2007 SHOW GETS RELEASED ON DVD !

maze's picture

by any chance does someone have a copy of the newspaper photo from outside the kingdome?

Debbie Magno (Kahn)'s picture

I was there at 4am the day of the concert. About 50 people had spent the night. I was in the crowd of 20,000 that stood up in a wave at about 4:30pm chanting. After they opened the gates early (it was sunny and hot) I could sometimes lift my feet and still move with the crowd. Scary now but what a trip then. I was on the 100 level of the King Dome and it was by far the best concert I have ever went to. When I listen to their music and close my eyes, I am right back there. Still amazing after all these years.

Al Moran's picture

Well Domes and Acoustics not usually a good deal.This was my first and last show in this Venue But I had also been to a show at the Silverdome and two at the Astrodome and many at the Superdome.
They just are never perfect you have to take it for what it is this show with it's firecrackers and bad Acoustics still Rocks believe it or not.I don't believe you will find anyone who went that will say otherwise.I have read numerous reviews and I still disagree you had to be there.Overall a Good Performance.I was on a U.S.navy Tender stationed at Long Beach but just getting ready to leave Bremerton Washington after doing some repairs.Had the weekend off and one of My fellow BT'S had a ticket but had duty .He said he owed to much money out to afford to pay someone to take his duty so I bought his ticket for $30 and He thought I did him a favor.I also thought that Over the Hills and Far Away was a highlight of this show.Also they were quite playful during the Acoustic set and even dedicated Going to California to the People at the show from Alaska .Robert also picked on British Columbia's Soccer Team some.Here's the good news My Ship is pulling out in Two Days and we are scheduled to arrive in Long Beach on the 22 of July guess who's in town .Oh yeah .

Amy Sweany's picture

I was one of the campers at this show. My parents took me and my little sister for my 7th birthday. The sense of community was awesome, however, I couldn't look Jiffy Popcorn in the face for years afterwards. Even though we had nosebleed seats, it was, by far, an amazing show. The boys were in true Zeppelin form. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Jerry Martin's picture

I camped out friday and saturday night in the king dome parking lot with my brother jeff to get up frount to see the greatest rock and roll Band of all time.I drove over from eastern washington.I also saw them 1973 and 1975 in the old seattle center collisum.I love there music just as much today as i did then even more,im 50 years old.When they tour again i will be there.

Sandi's picture

On July 17, 1977 I went with a very dear friend of mine to the Led Zeppelin concert. I had been living in Alaska and hadn't been to a concert in years. We sat in the nosebleed section, which was a drag at first until folks started throwing roman candles in the air and they were landing on other peoples heads below them. The concert was awesome, however we pretty much had to watch it on the monitors cause they were so far away. I remember after the warm up band played someone came out on the stage and said that they were not going to bring Led Zeppelin on stage until the fireworks stopped. It stopped. It was a great laser light show too. I am surprised the Kingdome didn't cave in then.

Murio's picture

We flew from Calgary, AB in Canada to Vancouver and from there got on a bus to Seattle. Made it through Customs (somehow) without incident and when we pulled into the Kingdome parking lot there were 2 lineups bigger than anything I had ever imagined. Lucky for us we pulled right up and got let in right away with no wait. The total "trip" cost about $300.00!! Concert was the best I had ever seen! I snaked my way to the front row and eventually turned over and stood on a garbage can to see over the 7 or 8 foot wall that was erected for security. Fabulous!
I took some great pictures...but of course, have since misplaced or lost them. Memories of this great show are enough...Hammer of the GODS!!

J.E. Haldeman's picture

As this was my 4th time seeing the Zeps... I knew this Kingdome gig was going to be as Robert Plant said: "Blood, sweat, and the Hammer of the Gods"..! It was just that... Tickets for this gig went on sale in April, 1977 & it was a long wait through spring (& a good part of summer) before we'd see the "Hammer of the Gods" hammer the Seattle area..! Knowing there was no opening act I knew full well that this performance would be a good 3 hours plus!
When the lights went out in the sweaty Kingdome that night it was simply half sticks of dynamite from the 300 leval raining down to the 100 leval of where we were, this was Zep. going to attempt to break the dome as one publisher perdicted prior to this show.
The sound was "A" typical for the Kingdome..... "Horrible"..! Unless you were near the soundboard, & that's were my brother & I stood for this gig..! I was also at the Seattle Sounders soccer game the night prior due to the fact that Page & Plant were watching this same soccer game & then made comment at the gig was very cool too..!
I remember Jimmy trying to crack the dome during his solo under the bright blue lazer pyramid! Hitting Crowley like notes & staring with bow in hand pointing towards the top of the dome. All in all not a bad show yet the Zeps. were a bit tired & they did sound a bit tired too that night. The set list was one of the best due to the addition of the "2" songs from the Presence L.P.
To tell you the truth I wish Judas Priest would have opened this gig like they did in Oakland days later, I could only imagine Rob Halford's voice hitting the highs of Sinner or Dissident Aggressor prior to the great Zeps.
Not bad a gig for the Kingdome though! (Jimmy should release the video that was shot during this gig! The bootleg I have isn't good enough)
I'll post a few more regarding the '73 & '75 gigs at a later time...
Till then: "God Bless"...!

Mick's picture

I was at this show and later found a complete DVD of the entire show taken from the big video screen they had behind them.

Ted Durham's picture

It rocked, period. Glad to see a new energy after last night. No matter what is decided about the future, the memories are fantastic. Hopefully we get to make some more.

Dylan Stewart's picture

I saw this show..not in person..but I saw the footage of the whole concert..great show..ten years gone is a little sketchy..no quarter is great..and there's also a nice improvisation during bron-yr-aur stomp..anyone know if this show is available on DVD since it was professionally filmed?

Mark's picture

It was 3 days before my 14th birthday, and my first show ever. The kingdome had terrible acoustics, but to see Zep for my first show, and for my birthday has stayed with me since. Hearing so many hits live has brought so many great memories, and started a love affair with music that I have continued to have for over 20 years now. I still have the ticket stub, and I wish I could have seen the show on Dec 10. So glad to see the lads together again, even if its only for one night... Pure magic just as it was all those years ago. Congratulations fellas, and I hope you carry on!

Ross's picture

I'll go first and toss in my memories of this concert. I was only 14 years old at the time, but still very very much into the band. (Two years of drum lessons and a zillion spins of my big brothers' LP's had made me a Zep fanatic.) Luckily for me, my generous cousin and cool brother gave me a spare ticket and let me tag along to this concert. (as long as I promised not to tell about the Jack Daniels and weed). Anyway, the pre-show memories: There was a very tall corral style schoolyard chain link fence keeping everyone in line. I remember a drunk hippy dude trying to scale it unsuccessfully. I remember loads of pot smoke in the air. And I remember seeing many bottles of whisky being duct taped to legs (and other body parts). Concert memories: Plants' harmonica solo during "Nobody's Fault" was (and is) the loudest thing I've ever heard in my life (ears are still ringing), firecrackers being tossed around - dangerously close to our faces, Bonham was very solid, acoustic set was great, Pages' theremin-electro-solo-extravaganza not so great, overall I think they rocked pretty hard. But of course, years later, I've learned that this is considered by Zep fanatics to be one of the worst shows they ever did. Oh, well. I'll take an "off night" with Led Zeppelin over a great night with Framton, Eagles, etc....

David Wayne Clark's picture

My ear's were toast after the that concert for 2 day's, well worth it.
300 level. I'll be listening to Zep/ R.P.UNTIL DEATH.

Darrin Ballard's picture

I remember a lot of wooden music that night compared to when I had seen them about 3 years earlier, and that while Robert Plant was telling us how lucky we were to be standing on the "Pitch" an M-80 went off and he told the idiot "that was a silly sketch". He also had complained that his ears had been clogged and they had magically cleared whilst playing that night.

I didn't realize back then how big of a deal it was to see them (I was only 16). It is kind of eerie that this was one of their last shows as RP's son died a few days later and the rest of the tour was cancelled.

I would love to see a recording of that show if one exists.

There you go memories from 35 years ago.

Blessings to all.

Jason's picture

THANK YOU-To everyone who commented and relived their luckiest days alive. I'm ready to cry but can almost see being there now. Really incredible to read most and I will never forget most either. 'You had to be there', has never had more meaning now. I seen Plant at 18 in '88 but truly miss(ed) the best band that will ever be. I have Oregon Trail license plates they don't even issue anymore with a covered wagon in the middle of LED ZEP....How The West Was Won! (Who is Lewis And Clark?) Zeppelin blazed that trail (Hey, at least I caught the unreal, 'Nobody's Fault' on Utube from that show. Yea!..ha.) Someone even said "Plant's harmonica was the loudest thing they have ever heard, still"....Damn I'll never forget that. Zep FOREVER you as*holes. (So who stabbed the joker with the firecrackers??) For the love of ZEP, PLEASE PUBLISH THIS! THANKS TO ALL!! 'Sob' :) J.Radcliff 39 (2010 Dammit Com'mon!

Les's picture

Yes, WOW.......The Acoustic set, all in the front of the stage. THAT was worth the whole show! Plant was all Plant. Fantastic. Page and the laser projections, the bow shredded during the song!! The multiple necked instruments!! Jones was on target and booming!! Bonham, his solo was nothing short of a major earthquake!!
Thats my stub - #002686

......Thank you Led Zeppelin........

Argenteum Astrum's picture

A very good show in a huge, echoey venue. The recording is distant but quite listenable, and the show is very good considering the 2-week layoff between the LA Forum gigs and this one. Monitor problems plagued some of their acoustic set. Also, Page broke a string during Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp and Jones filled in with jazz improvisation (Plant: "At least we know we can play in the hotel bar afterwards"). Stairway To Heaven has the most beautiful Page solo ever performed, and the show as a whole is strong and full of energy, even though it may not be the most technically perfect one.

danny's picture

Wow, I read your comments and you really refreshed my memory ! Thanks

Mike Klassen's picture

I drove Sunday afternoon from Spokane, took in the concert and turned around and drove back after, worked the next morning.. My ears were ringing for a week after, but well worth it.. Loved the Plant solos, and like everyone else "Stairway", which has turned into a legend in itself..

Mick's picture

I have several different bootleg DVD's of this show, one of which is excellent quality. No official release.

Magic's picture

I always wondered if anyone remembered the fireworks getting tossed onto the stage!

Jimmy Page actually walked up to them towards the middle of the stage and kicked them away.

I still have my ticket stub right here in my desk (along with all the others I saved over the years)

It was the summer after I turned 19 and I rode with another guy over from the Olympic Peninsula just to be near the place since we had no tickets and not even gas money to get back home.

We got in the parking lot thinking for some goofy reason we could carry a 6-pack in and the Seattle policeman just said "hand them over" and we did and he let us go and over on the side by the railroad tracks a guy had a hand full of tickets he was trying to sell and all I had was $5 and he gave me a ticket and the guy that drove me over gave him $2 and a damn 8-track tape for his ticket!!

Hard to believe that happened........but it did and I will never forget that night......and the long drive back home.

I lived in Port Ludlow then (still do) but we drove all the way back to Sequim to tell all the guys wtf they missed!

I remember walking around looking at all the Led Zeppelin semi-trucks lined up in the parking lot just staring with amazement and some Zeppelin roadie saw us and we were about 100ft away and he yelled at us and did the usual telling us we would get our ass kicked is we went over there again.....of course I was a 6ft 4 skinny kid and the guy I was with worked at the mill and was older than me so we were far enough away to flip him the bird and say the same bs back to him.

Of course we made sure we got the tickets instead of getting in a brawl like that.

I bet that guy doesn't remember that day.....and the guy I went with probably doesn't either and I haven't seen him for 30 years.

(I played the drums back then and to me John Henry Bonham is the best ever)

Of course even though Jimi Hendrix was the king of Seattle Jimmy Page will always be the best to me.

Ah the good old days!

Jason's picture

YOU PIG!!!! Ah ha ha ha ha ha. Dam-mit man! you make me sick. I'm a squid too, but 39. I hate you now,but THANKS for the great story! Oregon LED ZEP license plates-honk! honk! (Loved that, and he thought I did 'him' a favor...LOL!

Jason's picture

PLEASE forward the above comment to Mr. Robert Plant. The best singer that ever was. Yes today even-The Best! Thank You Robert for '02 show. All of my love, Jason Radcliff, 39. Porkland, OR. w/ Oregon Trail LED ZEP license plates....How The West Was Won! (Who is this Lewis and Clark?)

jason's picture

"Thank You" J. Radcliff 39 Porkland,OR.

Dan hansen's picture

hey b wild willy, we worked at WSH dude, how's things. Anyway people Zep at the  Kingdome rocked, best concert for me to this day.

Allen F's picture

I had already seen some very good concerts by this time. For the rest of my life, I compared all other shows to this one. Nothing ever matched up again.

I had friends in Spokane from where we hitch hiked to Seattle for this concert.

Got picked up by a guy whose dad owned a golf course. His son was given the old club house on the other side of the course from the newly built one. Pool tables and a huge rock fire place! It was so cool. The next day we got a ride to the dome.
Hearing the ticket sales announcment when it first released , I ran all the way to PM Jacoy's (Spokane) and bought my tickets before I even knew how I would get there. I had my 100 level tickets in my hand! I could not believe I was actually going to this concert. Many critics including Jimmy thought this was a subpar preformance. Still was the most aamazing show and tops them all to this day. I even lost my job over this.

Jeff P's picture

I had just celebrated my 17th birthday and drove from Portland to Seattle with 2 brothers and 3 friends to see this show at the Kingdome.  I have been to hundreds of concerts and this remains the best concert experience of all.  There was no bigger band in 1977 then Led Zeppelin and all 4 members were at the top of their game.  I still have my ticket stub and occasionally look at it and smile.  God, it was great being 17, higher than a kite and a Led Zeppelin fan! 

George Hayduke's picture

I will never forget the day, fireworks were shooting off inside the Kingdome!  One burst right next to Jimmy, Plant shut it down, and said this will stop or we won't continue.  Crowd got the message, Zep played on!

Suzanne 's picture

No concert has ever been as good as 1977 Zeppelin.

Scott's picture

I remember doing my Seattle times Sunday morning paper route and then rushing to get in line down at the Kingdome. They finally let us in around 6pm and we ran to get good stage position since seating was festival except the level of tickets (100/200/300).  $10 was a lot for a ticket in those days and I remember thinking only because it's LZ would I do this.  Really good vibe/energy and I liked the laser they used on a mirror ball for Kashmir's chorus.  Bonham was truly God's gift to rock drumming.

Dylan66's picture

2 friends and myself in a 1970 Charger rockin' all the way from B.C. interior.  Scored tickets after hearing of show while attending friends wedding in Vancouver.  Kingdome grounds was one giant tailgate party from early in the morning.  Poor entry system; word of the gates opening caused a tidal wave flow of people moving forward; a little scary at points (also the remember the blue chemical flow of overflowing porta potties!!).  On entry, garbage cans full of confiscated dope, liquor, paraphanelia etc.  Electric atmoshere.  Sound in the concrete cavern sucked but did not matter when you are 19.  Concert tshirts are still the most iconic of all time!!

Ron's picture

came in from BC. Lotta dope. Fireworks in the kingdome were freaky.

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