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Convention Arena (HemisFair) - May 22, 1973

  • Setlists during this tour include: 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, The Ocean.
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on September 22, 2007 - 3:45pm
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May 22, 1973
San Antonio
TX
United States
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Setlist: 

Setlists during this tour include: 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, The Ocean.

Setlists: 

Setlists during this tour include: 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, The Ocean.

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aurelio valdez's picture

I was fortuneted to be in that concert. I was 19 yeas old at that time
and had e volkswagen 68' and I a couple of friends drive from Nuevo
laredo, Tam. to San antonio, tx. that day. it was an incredible aventure
to see Led Zeppelin at the top of their carrer. two hours of their music
I rembered the songs Heartbraker, mobby Dick, and they close the
concert with Whole lotta love. I will never forget the date in my life.

aurelio valdez
now living in Laredo, tex

Chuck Ward's picture

You omitted " The Ocean ", this was there encore song. Also, the way they performed " No Quarter " with the smoke and " Dazed And Confused"
were two songs that really stand out in my mind from the best concert I
ever had the privilege of attending. Not if, but, when Led Zeppelin tours
The US again, I hope I get the chance to see them again.

P.S. Today is the 35th anniversary of our trip to San Antonio to attend that unforgetable performance. Thank for hearing me out, Chuck Ward

Bill Lyons 's picture

I was there! Unbelievable how they controlled the show. The fogging the stage for No Quarter combined with cranking the air conditioning down! Page falling in love with the echo from the back support beam on his guitar solo was awe inspiring. People jumping from their seats when him and Plant had their “space duel” with the lightning and sound being shifted to the same location. Unbelievable! The idea that nobody was leaving after the encores until Page actually came back out to tell the audience that they didn’t know how to play anything else as a band. Saw them twice after that, they never reached the same level as they did that night in San Antonio.  

Mike Powell's picture

I would turn 20 years old 5 days after this concert. My date and I had pretty good seats, on the side, down low, about 30 rows back from stage. The main things I remember are: a flashing light inside Bonham's bass drum that shot colored lights all through the arena when he started the drum intro of "Rock and Roll", the show-opener. A very memorable thing was that the audience was sitting down all through the show, perhaps in reverence to them. There was no "pandemonium" like would see at, say an AC/DC show. One thing that stands out in my recollection is that during "Heartbreaker", a dude in a floor seat about 5th row, stood up and was clapping his hands above his head for about 30 seconds, then sat back down. I remember Plant standing at the front of the stage with his wild hair, looking almost like a lion. He didn't talk a lot between songs, but did introduce "The Song Remains the Same" and "Stairway" with explanations of what they were trying to convey with the lyrics. I remember the smoke along the bottom of the stage during "No Quarter" and maybe another song. During "Moby Dick", Bonham's showcase song, Plant was sitting on an amp or something slightly off-stage smoking a cigarette. I don't really remember the end of the show and how many encores they did (maybe 2?). Of course, what blows me away is that the tickets cost 5.00 & 6.00. With our seats, I'm sure I paid 6.00 each for 2 seats. Nowadays of course, those seats would cost a few hundred each, I'm sure. Anyway, I wish I could remember more details, but it was almost 48 years ago. Glad I was able to see them. Through the years, if asked about concerts I was able to attend, I always mention that one first. I may have seen better shows, technically, but this one qualifies as a landmark. Thanks for the opportunity to share this.

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