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Tarrant County Convention Center - May 22, 1977

  • The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, 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, It'll Be Me.
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on September 22, 2007 - 8:13pm
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Average: 4.9 (407 votes)
May 22, 1977
Fort Worth
TX
United States
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Setlist: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, 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, It'll Be Me.

Note: 
77 programme

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


 Bad Company's Mick Ralphs joins the band onstage for the final encore.

Notes: 
77 programme

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


 Bad Company's Mick Ralphs joins the band onstage for the final encore.

Setlists: 

The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, 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, It'll Be Me.

Comments

RONNIE L.'s picture

JIMMY WAS PLAYING FROM ANOTHER WORLD THAT NIGHT MAN WHAT SHOW ABSOLUTLY THE BEST!

Sherry Parris's picture

My friends and I were 15 yrs old when we went to this concert. It was our first concert and I remember people camping out in front of the Covention Center to get tickets. We were very lucky to get our tickets. It was the best concert that I have ever seen! I will never forget that night and for the rest of my life!! Your band is one of a kind! Keep making music together and with others!!

Bob Admire's picture

In January 1977 when the tickets went on sale, I along with 4 others went and spent the night on the streets of downtown Ft Worth. I had saved and borrowed about $400 to buy as many tickets as I could get. It was a very cold but wild sleepless night. At day break people started getting up and making a stand at the windows. The crowd pressed in and we stood that way for hours...no food and no way to go use the restroom....They started selling tickets about 10:00 or so...after hours of being crushed in the whole group only 1 made it to the window to get about 6 tickets...He thankfully sold each of us one for $8.50 for upper balcony.

What a show! Led Zepplin was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Jimmy was a magician with the guitar....and John Bonham...well is the best drummer in rock history! Years later in 1988 or so I saw U2 also in the same Tarrent County Convention Center with BB King...but Zeplin rocked the house!!

Bob Admire

Evan Bennett's picture

This was my first concert. I was 14...almost 15 my birthday is May 27.

I remember that after the show people were saying that John's drum solo on Moby Dick was too long. I loved all of it. This was the best first concert I could have hoped for.

Tickets were hard to get and I bought mine for a very steep $50's. It was $50's well spent. I still have the stub and a few years ago I saw John Paul Jones and he autographed the back of it.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

The crowd is riotous in this show and it adds a certain amount of chaos and tension to the concert. The band has to restart In My Time Of Dying as they messed up the tempo and Bonham completely ruins the end by playing so far out of time that I couldn't even find the beat by listening to the guitars (Plant: "I'll tell you what we'll do ... we'll start it again"). The concert is basically average, but still pretty good. Achilles is the real blowout; one of the most aggressive versions I have ever heard and very powerful. Stairway sounds really tired and worn out. Robert doesn't do any of his usual ad-libs and he sounds lazy and uninterested on all the vocals. The only part of the piece that sounds lively is the guitar solo and that jam section. The encores are good and It'll Be Me features Mick Ralphs of Bad Company on second guitar ... he shouldn't have bothered getting on stage. Not only does Jimmy make him look foolish with his playing but he gets completely drowned out as well!

Alan Hare's picture

I was 21 years old when I saw Led Zeppelin at the Tarrant County Convention Center Arena in 1977. I had seen Zeppelin there before, my first rock concert, when I was just 14 years old, in 1970.

I bought a scalped ticket for the 1977 show, something in the upper balcony. I got there early enough to see Jimmy arrive at the arena in his (mellow) yellow limo.

The show was fantastic !!! Showco and the crew got the sound level mix just right ! The highlight of the night for me was the transcendent performance of "Kashmir". It was other-worldy.....

The only drawback was that I thought the JPJ solo on the organ went on too long.
The "WLL" encore was not my first choice. That would have been "Heartbreaker".

My two Zeppelin experiences in Ft. Worth were both fantastic. Zeppelin at their best !!!

Freda's picture

I was there! Our $7.50 seats were in the back of Tarrant County Conv. Center, we were so far back we sat next to the wall. My brother and I asked to go onto the floor to take pictures, actually he was already out of film and I had a 110. The guy let us onto the floor and we got as close as we could. We were probably 20 rolls back standing on chairs. Next thing I know this guy said get down and be careful! Someone maced the ushers and the crowd rushed forward. I was within feet of the stage. It was the most awesome concert I have been to and since that time I have been to quite a few! I will never forget! Percy has always been my man! I have been married for 30 years and Percy is the only person I would ever leave my husband for. CRAZY HUH. I seen Robert even closer up at the Coca Cola Starplex (standing room only) and other than the Led Zep experience this was the best ever. You are the best Robert. I actually followed his bus from Oklahoma City on his way to Dallas. I let him go tho when we came to our exit in Ardmore, Oklahoma. I will never forget. Love You Robert.

Wallace's picture

At age 15 this was the first live concer I ever attended. I've been to hundreds since, and while I could give props to many other great live performances I've seen (including Bob Seger, U2, and Paul Simon), I'd have to say to this day it is still the best live rock show I've ever seen. The air was thick with smoke (even Robert Plant commented on it at one point) and everyone was having a great time. The sound was spectacular, and at over three hours everyone got their money's worth. I can't believe the incredibly negative newspaper review with a link on this page. But who give a $#&%% what critics think anyway? This show was transcendent.

Al Moran's picture

Well Me and Two of my Friends from New Orleans went to this show together in My Friends custom Van .It looked a little like fast times at Ridgemont High when we exited that Van.We got our tickets from a scalper for $40 he said some of his friends couldn't make it so he was just selling thier tickets for them.Who knows if that was true are not but it was the best $40 I had ever spent. It was a damn good show .Not as good as the Baton Rouge show had been 3 days earlier .I only paid $8.50 for that ticket but worked way harder to get it.Another nice long Guitar solo with Dixie etc I love to watch and listen to Jimmy play.It was nice to have Mick Ralphs show up even though we really could't hear him well and Jimmy would have blew him away I have always been a Bad Company Fan also.Laser show rocked and all in all a verry good 77 show . It is one of the few of the shows i attended that I did not get hold of a bootlegg copy .Oh well maybe Jimmy will pull it out one day. Hurry Jimmy I am not getting any younger. Oh yes and the trip home well we were trashed and
we decided to park at this Hotel parking lot and sleep in the van well we also had a couple of sixpacks and some qualudes next thing I know my Buddy is eating grass yes out of the Hotel parking lot and he headbutted a car and knocked his self out well the other Friend was his girlfriend Carrie She was messed up too and wanted to fool around and with her Man out some other Guy had to step up.Yes I told him the next Day after we got back home He actually said hey whatever and that was that.I am sure he must have got even later but it was never mentioned again.

Susan's picture

Age 14 was my 1st Concert ... WOW

My older brother insisted that my sister and I attend this show with him; no idea why my dad let us go with him (major stoner with a tremendous love of music). All I can says is the images and sounds are firmly burned into my memory. Absolutely hypothetical. The incredibly warm audience, the aroma’s, all the new experiences.... UNFORGETTABLE. Zep Vet till the End.

Steve A. Jones's picture

You may have followed his band's bus to Dallas from Oklahoma City but Robert himself was not onboard - he was flown to Dallas for the show
that night (March 14, 2005). This has been confirmed by some fans who greeted him that day in the Delta concourse of the Oklahoma City Airport after he walked out of the gift shop

Mark Partin's picture

It wasn't my first concert, but after waiting in line all night when it was so cold the Water Gardens froze to get tickets, $7 bucks, then having it postponed, we finally got to see and hear the best concert. Three and a half hours and, I agree, the drum solo was one of the highlights of the show.

Alan Turner's picture

Got my tickets{section A row 1 seats 4 & 5} for 15 bucks a piece. Awesome concert. Got some great pictures. Still got my stub for this show and the 1975 show.

Dave Nelson's picture

I camped out that same night for Zep tickets, and the same thing happened to me.  Never got to the window, but a friend sold me a ticket.  Floor seat, and got up front for a few minutes to get some great shots.  What a night!

Jim Herndon 's picture

at 17 I guess I was ready for anything to see that band but holy moly anyone there will tell you it's was beyond nuts. Freaking 10 degrees and a line of freezing people that wrapped around the building 5 times. The place went nuts when 4 Windows opened and it was get that ticket or die trying. me and my buds were prepared to die. to this day it's a miracle hundreds did not die. the fire Dept moved in with water cannons and honestly saved a lot of deaths. It's kind of a badge of honor to say you made it thru that night alive. my 18 year old just stares in awe When we drive by that old Place and I point where 35 plus years ago his old man was living the 70s Classic Rock hey day. Wow what a decade. I saw everyone there and I mean everyone and the single greatest Moment i ever saw was Joe Walsh and don felder dual guitars on turn to stone. Number two and three were same band. Greatest band i ever saw live was Kansas. NO ONE KICKED ASS LIKE THEY DID LIVE.

 

Sherry's picture

The show was on my 17th birthday; BEST birthday ever!

Aitor Urreta's picture

Likewise my friend, myself and 3 buddies spent the night in a VW with a bottle of wiskey just in front of the ticket window and when daybreak came it was crazy. I was being crushed against the ticket window and finally moved out to get the cops and lost my place, but my buddies bought me 2 tickets. We sat on the floor for the concert and had a great time. Great memories

Sherman Smith's picture

I like this show,it has that early tour aggresiveness.No Quarter features a really heavy version of Nutrocker and Page does some work in the three-way jam.Very good versions of Since I've been Loving You and Tens Years Gone.Jimmy's guitar sound is really nice in the newly surfaced soundboard.Hot Diggity Dog!!!

Alan Petsche's picture

 

This was the last show Led Zeppelin ever played in Texas

 

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