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Scandinavium Arena - March 4, 1973

  • includes: Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp,  The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley).
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on September 22, 2007 - 2:39pm
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Average: 3.6 (33 votes)
March 4, 1973
Gothenburg
Sweden
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Setlist: 

includes: Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp,  The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

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Press Review: (translated)  Zeppelin – Hard, Cold and Tuff Music

To experience Led Zeppelin in Scandinavium on Sunday night felt a bit like watching a really bad Italian spaghetti western. Or like wandering around kicking beer cans in Hammarkullen or Bergsjön an early holiday morning.

Or perhaps more likely like having sex with neither eroticism nor tenderness.
Since the music was tuff, cold and hard. At least I felt it terrible insensitive. If you believe that hardness feed strength, you probably like Led Zeppelin. I don´t.

I like songs like “Stairway to heaven”, “Whole lotta love” and a few others on record, but Led Zeppelin managed to ruin even these with their simplistic way of playing.

Maybe the group has gotten so big that their self-criticism has suffered lately – the songs from the new LP didn´t exactly make you happier.

To sum it up I have to say that this was the worst concert in Gothenburg for quite some time and it was very depressing to hear a couple of thousand people calling the group for an encore. But that have become a tradition lately. After that song the applauses became silent very quickly. Fortunately. [Goteborgsposten / 3.6.73]

 

Setlists: 

includes: Rock and Roll, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp,  The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (medley).

Comments

Per Gotthardsson's picture

Yes it was a great concert. I took quite a few few photos in b/w I have to dig out and post if I get the time. Travelled with a friend 160 km (from Skövde) to see the show. Admitted I was a fan of Led Zep at the time but hadn't considered to go there. I will never regret this opportunity though. I even got to talk with Robert Plant after the show in front of the stage. Got his autograph on my ticket.

Lars-Inge Gustavsson's picture

I was 19 when I saw Led Z. in Gothenburg and that amazed me so I am still a great fan of the band. When I heard that it was reunion in Dec 2007 I was really surprised and glad because there then might be more performances coming up.
I also saw Robert PLant in Stockholm spring 2006 and I am very glad to say that he is in top shape and the new album with Allison Kraus is also very nice even if it is a new gengre, country music, and if I could have I wanted to go on the concert 16th May. Unfortunately I can´t but one of my collegues at work will attend.
I would like to say hello to Robert, Jimmy, John Paul and the son of John B.

Lars-Inge
Living in Stockholm

Per Kohler's picture

A friend of mine managed to sneak in at the hotel where the Zeps were staying. He was about 13 at the time. Out of the elevator appeared no less a person than Pagey himself, impressive in red high boots. The guitarist lit a cigarette, took a few puffs and threw it in the ashtray on his way out. My friend of course fell upon it, but was interrupted by the musician; - Have a new cigarette boy, he said and handed him one. Much later, my lucky mate sold his concert ticket(with all four autographs) for 10.000 Swedish, about a thousand pounds. He was successful in this field, he and his girlfriend managed to go by the same limousine as Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep. Me, I was too young when it all happened.

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