October 24, 1969
Cleveland, OH US
includes: Good Times Bad Times (intro) ~ Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, You Shook Me, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Moby Dick, How Many More Times.
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Support act: Grand Funk Railroad
Newspaper review: Cleveland. 8:32 p m.: Grand Funk Railroad comes in late. But they come on strong, sounding very heavy under the big pink WIXY 1260 sign and Public Auditorium fills with red and purple music and things are good for 2,000 kids, freaks, and music.
9:50 p.m.: Led Zeppelin just appears. The look is that particular brand of London freak — short on leather — and the colors in the hall change from deep solid to pink and white, like the white satin trousers of Jimmy Page - the musician, the magician, who plucks effects, acidity-blue atmosphere from his guitar, and music.
The light is not red but white, and hundreds of music technicians, and two screaming girls, crowd up front — really out front - to see close up and where one ear anyway is next to an eight-foot amplifier speaker and everyone looks at Jimmy Page's very fast fingers except in the black where a heady haze wraps around the music, and in the back people move, or stand alone or not. and things are good in the back.
While up front Jimmy Page uses a bow and does many things, as a hassle starts with fire aisles between the seats which have been a hassle (no blankets), and a man calls for the Angels to make a fire lane through the Page watchers, and they do. In the back, in the front, in the balcony, on stage, in the seats in the middle, the music goes on for a while, and then Led Zeppelin disappears. (Oct. '69)