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Swing Auditorium - June 22, 1972

  • Drone ~ Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused (incl. The Crunge), What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Hello Mary Lou, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll.
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on September 22, 2007 - 6:36am
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Average: 4.7 (42 votes)
June 22, 1972
San Bernardino
CA
United States
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Setlist: 

Drone ~ Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused (incl. The Crunge), What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Hello Mary Lou, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll.

Setlists: 

Drone ~ Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused (incl. The Crunge), What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Hello Mary Lou, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll.

Comments

Argenteum Astrum's picture

A short, compact and regular set in front of a dull crowd. Even though there are no previews whatsoever here and only one encore, the standard set still excites. Dazed And Confused is pure genius in 25 minutes and the entire show is delivered with guts and emotion to an audience that is way too undeserving ... the crowd is quiet and responds dully after songs (Plant: "C'mon all you white folks - do The Crunge!") ... a shame as this is a blistering set. The atmosphere on the tape is one of a dull show due to the crowd, but focus on Zeppelin and you will find this show to be short, standard, but breathtakingly exciting and excellently played.

Mark Horbach's picture

This was my very first concert. We all drove down from Big Bear....

KARL ZAMMIT's picture

What a wonderful awesome experience for any die-hard Zeppelin fan to actually be able to see LIVE Clips of this particular Zep Gig in San Bernardino, CA way back in '72.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but according to my 'Zep Archives'... this must be the exact same show as the "BERDU" Vinyl Bootleg. Is it not guys ???...

Nonetheless, a BIG 'THANK YOU' to all at 'Led Zeppelin.com' for giving us Zep fans this opportunity to watch these clips. I really and truly appreciate it guys... Honestly I do! :-)

Let's just hope that the mighty Zeppelin Tours Europe sometime towards the end of this year, (right after Plant's current Tour together with Alison Krauss, in order to promote their new album, titled 'Raising Sand'), just like they did back in 1980...

Yes, us Zep fans are all waiting eagerly for "The Awesome Foursome" to come out "In The Light" and perform some good wholesome "Rock And Roll" in order to cause a great "Celebration Day" leaving everyone utterly "Dazed & Confused"...

Page, Plant, Jones and Jason your 'PRESENCE' is needed!!!

'Bonzo' you will never ever be forgotten... Thank you for making Zeppelin what they really were, and still are today too.

Thank you for all the inspiration over the years...

Karl Zammit from Malta, Europe.

kLutz's picture

My first concert! The best ever! Skipped high school graduation to go!

Jerry Morgan's picture

The second and last time I seen Led Zeppelin live in Concert

Karen-Lynette Bauer's picture

I was at this concert, and got a drumstick from John Bonham and a can of Seven-Up from Robert Plant. I was only 17. I was awestruck. The opening act was Fleetwood Mac. How weird is THAT? I was a fan of them, too. But the two bands have such different music, it wasn't the greatest match.

The show was perfect from an artistic point of view (and I was a professional musician myself for 25 years or so). The band was dead on that night. What a blast! I'll never forget it.

Michael's picture

Great story! I was only 5 years old and living in Redlands at the time and of course had no knowledge of Led Zeppelin at the time but it was only about 4 years later that I did thanks to a friend's older sister's records! I have great 70's memories of growing up in the inland empire. It's wild to know that they played at that old auditorium. Remember when a plane crashed into it?! Somehow getting an old can of 7 up from Robert Plant is a perfect 70's memory!

Sean Siegrist's picture

THE most memorable concert for me, after having attended numerous from 1968 until the Swing was destroyed in '81. My friend and I were in the front row (one of the best things about the Swing was the close proximity to the stage). Extremely loud and FANTASTIC! We were amazed that the guys played as long as they did.

Truly a fantastic performance by the premier band of the decade, and one of my fondest memories...

Sean...

heather's picture

i was right at the stage edge, Love it . could not hear for a few days. my  girlfriend and i were invited back stage , but we were young and shy.  great nite. my friend died a few years later. glad i was able to share that fabulous time with her.

Roy Rogers's picture

OK.  This is going to be hard to admit but I think I'm almost over it now after 41 years to the day!  So, I was dating the girl of my dreams at the time, and took her to the show.  We sat in the raised seats near center, but quite a way from the stage.  The firetrap Swing Auditorium was a total pit, but it got all the big acts "in the day".  It was apparently the only venue that could hold the big crowds in the Inland Empire.  My girlfriend wasn't a power rock fan, but I was.  I have two distinct memories of the show.  When Zep started playing Going to California, the metal head crowd booed and jeered and made a bee line for the snack bar.  That crowd wanted rock-n-roll!!  That prompted Robert Plant to yell, "Shut the fxxx up!"  My other enduring memory, and the one I'm not too proud of, is that, while Jimmy Page was doing the violin bow solo, banging the bow on the guitar neck, my girlfriend said, "I think my ears are bleeding."  It was loud.  Yes it was.  So, in the interest of maintaining harmony, I asked her if she wanted to leave and she said "yes".  So, I don't know how many people walked out on Led Zeppelin back then, but she and I did.  Anyway, I got the girl.  Just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary!  And now she likes Led Zeppelin!    

Abram Teunissen's picture

I was also in the front row for this concert, very memorable.

Larry's picture

My first concert, my first rock concert, my first Led Zepplin Concert! WOW!! They played a LONG rocking set and I was climbing that stairway to heaven!! Young, Stupid, First timer, so what did I do; climbed up on the stage and stood in one of those big ass speakers (lucky I have any freaking hearing left after that) and tried to play a little "air guitar". I was promptly shown the "side door" to the outside of the Swing! It was late in the show and I was feeling NO PAIN; but it was freaking worth it!! Miss these guys as many of us true Zepplin fans do! AWESOME memory from my young, wild and crazy days! Thanks for the memories! :-)

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