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Tarrant County Convention Center - May 19, 1973

  • includes: Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love (incl. Let That Boy Boogie).
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on September 22, 2007 - 3:44pm
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Average: 5 (57 votes)
May 19, 1973
Fort Worth
TX
United States
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Setlist: 

includes: Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love (incl. Let That Boy Boogie).

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Newspaper report:

Zeppelin Record -- Led Zeppelin, well on their way to the most successful rock tour in history, showed once again that they are the most popular group since the Beatles. In Dallas May 18, Led Zeppelin drew 10,000 fans to Memorial Hall and then came back the very next night with a standing-room-only concert in Ft. Worth that drew 13,500. With back-to-back dates in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, Led Zeppelin has set yet another record by selling out both arenas on successive nighs. (May 1973)

Notes: 

Newspaper report:

Zeppelin Record -- Led Zeppelin, well on their way to the most successful rock tour in history, showed once again that they are the most popular group since the Beatles. In Dallas May 18, Led Zeppelin drew 10,000 fans to Memorial Hall and then came back the very next night with a standing-room-only concert in Ft. Worth that drew 13,500. With back-to-back dates in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, Led Zeppelin has set yet another record by selling out both arenas on successive nighs. (May 1973)

Setlists: 

includes: Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love (incl. Let That Boy Boogie).

Comments

Argenteum Astrum's picture

Another great sounding show. The whole band sounds strong with some immense drumming from Bonham. Robert screeches and sounds strong and Jimmy and Jonesy steamroll through the set. Another shame the rest of the gig isn't available. During Black Dog the audience semmed to be quite dull so Plant commenting that: "What happened to you on the Ah! - Ah!? You were jerking off. What happened?" Also monitor problems truncated Since I've Been Loving You.

James Ryle's picture

My father took 6 teenage boys to go see what he called "The Tin Balloon" and changed our lives from that point on. What an experience. Went home that night knowing what I had to do. Worked all summer and saved my money, mowing yards & running a paper route, to buy my first set of drums. Have been playing 40 years now. Thank-you Zeppelin for the great music & good times. I never get tired of listening to the contribution you have made to music.

James Ryle
aka The Bald Hippie

Ken Hollingsworth's picture

My first big-time rock show. Do I count Herman's Hermits and Steppenwolf? I remember that the crowd was pretty mellow until Stairway To Heaven...then the place erupted. If I hadn't already memorized every second of Deep Purple's MachineHead 8-track, Led Zep could easily have been #1 instead of #2 for me. Rock on!

Mark Potter's picture

This was my very first concert. I was a month shy of turning 13. I think the most amazing thing was that our parents were cool enough to let us little rock children go out on our own to experience what was one of the greatest shows I've ever seen.

If I'm not mistaken we actually "mailed" as in with a stamp, our ticket requests. Times certainly have changed.

Larry Griffith's picture

Word for word, you have described my experience at that show. I turned 13 on June 22, 1973. I thought that I was the youngest person there that night. I remember hearing constant comments about being this little kid while I waited for my dad to pick me up after the show. I saw Jerthro Tull at the same place later that summer. They had this weird backup band called Steele Eye Span. With those shows being my first concerts, every one else after had tough acts to follow.

Deborah's picture

My best friend's dad worked at the convention center in Ft. Worth and got us, NOT ONLY TICKETS, but on stage tickets! I'll never, ever forget that night.

ElleGee's picture

In Fort Worth, TX throughout the '70's, the abundance of talent that would pass through the Tarrant County Convention Center was phenomenal, but THIS concert was THE BEST of '73.  I saw them all but this one will forever remain in my mind the pinnacle of '73.  Rock on!

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Comments

Best concert of 1973 by ElleGee (not verified)
I got to be on stage :) by Deborah (not verified)
Word for word, you have by Larry Griffith (not verified)
My first big-time rock show. by Ken Hollingsworth (not verified)
This was my very first by Mark Potter (not verified)