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Eisstadion - July 3, 1980

  • 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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on September 23, 2007 - 9:09am
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Average: 4.4 (46 votes)
July 3, 1980
Mannheim
Germany
de
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.

Setlists: 

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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Al Moran's picture

Well I traveled across the Ocean on a U.S. Navy Frigate We pulled into Kiel for a two week stay We were having problems with our Generators.I knew Led Zeppelin was touring Europe and was not really concerned as I knew they would be heading to the United States soon and by that time We would be Home.Well My First Class
hears about a Zeppelin show in Mannhiem and gets us a few days off so the next thing I know I am on a train heading to Mannhiem this is a good long trip for us and we don't speak verry much German.But we made it we got help a few times and ran in to some U.S. Army Guys in Mannhiem also going to the show.Well we did not know much about the area are where the Venue was but we soon found the Eisstadion they said it held 8500 people It really did not look that big to Me. The crowd was subdued compared to some of the American crowds I was used to at Zeppelin shows and I did not hear one Firecracker .There was a little pushing and shoving up front and Robert made mention of it once.Musically the Band was on
everything they did sounded great .Songs were a little shorter than they had been in the States or at least it seemed so at the time.The Band was not Dressed in the Regalia of the 70's glory days they had toned down some since the end of the 77 tour.But none the less this was Led Zeppelin in all thier glory call it what you will a warm up for the U.S tour as some have said or a Rock and Roll Masterpiece
For a Zeppelin fan it was Heaven on Earth.Jimmy did a little talking at this show a little unusual. Once again I dont agree with the critics this was a good show better than average for sure.Also the crowd was not nearly as rough as all that at least they got to turn out the lights.Well my partner and Boss met a girl so after failing to convince him to come back with me as to not be late .I boarded the train alone
He was two days AWOL and had passed out on the train while he was out someone cut his pockets back and front off his pants and stole his money and ID needless to say he got in a lot of trouble. and thats the story so far .I have only been to one of the reunions that was 85 in Philly a story for another day.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

A better show than the night before, although still sluggish in some places. The opening numbers are good, including an extended The Train Kept A Rollin'. Overall, the show is very good although as a whole not quite as good as previous ones on the tour. Still, they are in high sprits and play very well, including a great middle string of numbers. The only weak link is Stairway To Heaven, with Robert giving it a deliberate lounge act reading, showing the band's apathy for it.

B. Plum's picture

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.

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