Civic Center (Baltimore) - July 23, 1973

Submitted by srapallo on Sat, 09/22/2007 - 16:36
July 23, 1973
Baltimore
MD
United States
us
Setlist

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), The Ocean.

Note

Review excerpt:

LED ZEPPELIN'S ROCK: HEAVY

More than 12,000 eager people turned out Monday night to see the British group at the Baltimore Civic Center, the latest stop on an American tour that has proved enormously successful. The band has been playing before packed houses of up to 60,000 and this concert was sold out for more than two weeks.

Monday night’s concert was almost vintage Led Zeppelin. The music ranged from good, tight, loud rock to boring, banal, loud noise and there was enough of each to keep everybody satisfied.

Three songs typified Led Zeppelin’s strongest points. Over the Hills and Far Away, The Song Remains the Same and Whole Lotta Love are steady, hard rockers that feature Robert Plant’s eerie knife-sharp voice, Page’s guitar and John Bonham’s throbbing, incessant drums at their best. (A. Ward - Wash. Post 7/73)

Notes

Review excerpt (1): LED ZEPPELIN'S ROCK: HEAVY

More than 12,000 eager people turned out Monday night to see the British group at the Baltimore Civic Center, the latest stop on an American tour that has proved enormously successful. The band has been playing before packed houses of up to 60,000 and this concert was sold out for more than two weeks.

Monday night’s concert was almost vintage Led Zeppelin. The music ranged from good, tight, loud rock to boring, banal, loud noise and there was enough of each to keep everybody satisfied.

Three songs typified Led Zeppelin’s strongest points. Over the Hills and Far Away, The Song Remains the Same and Whole Lotta Love are steady, hard rockers that feature Robert Plant’s eerie knife-sharp voice, Page’s guitar and John Bonham’s throbbing, incessant drums at their best. (A. Ward - Wash. Post 7/73)

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Press (2):  4,000 Surround Civic Center

About 4,000 would-be concert-goers milled outside the Civic Center last night for about an hour, while a more fortunate 14,500 were listening to Led Zeppelin, the rock group, inside.

The performance was sold out by July 1, according to Civic Center officials and many who could not get tickets ahead of time showed up last night to try to get in.

About 100 policemen brought to the scene to keep order cleared the sidewalks around the Civic Center by 10PM and the police operations unit was called to the scene with helmets and tear gas in preparation for the 11:30pm end of the concert.

Southwestern district police said 10 persons were arrested. One was charged with assault, one with possession of a deadly weapon and others were charged with disorderly conduct.

Groups of disappointed concert-goers rushed around the building trying doors and at one point about 200 ran toward the east entrance from the overpass, but turned back when the doors were found to be locked, police said. A pane of glass in the Lombard street door was broken, police said.  [7-24-73, Sun]

Setlists

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), The Ocean.

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