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Zonie Grey Ghost

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  1. I got in touch with my friend that drove us to the show. She tells of standing in line for four hours to get the last four tickets sold in Tucson. Bless her heart. I'm pretty sure that was in Jan or Feb 77 for an original March date. She remembers roadies had to help Page onto the stage. She's grateful for the chance to have seen them. I'm grateful for her efforts. I see if I can post the scanned image of the ticket she miraculosly uncovered after 39 years. @KellyGirl- I'm pretty sure Page was sitting before they started the acoustic stuff. He not only sat, he slouched. He was to Plant's left, just right of center stage, from the audience view,. He was looking diaganolly to his right. The price of the ticket was good, even for '77. Some "lesser" acts were getting up to $15 by then. Thinking of those prices back then...I paid $4.50 to see Rare Earth in '72, about $4 to see Neil Diamond in "71 free for The Grass Roots at AZ State Fair '71, $3.50 or so for The Guess Who in '72, $5 for REO Speedwagon in '75, $7 for Spirit in '79, I think around $9 for Pink Floyd in '74ish, and on and on. I tried to list all the acts I've seen over the decades; it was a long list. But the few that remain as the best and were all less than $15 are Zepplin in '77, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in '74, Frank Zappa in about 76ish, Santana in '77ish, Elvis Costello in '78, and the Califfornia World Music Festival in '79 for about $25. btw- I'm trying to post at the end of this thread. Either this tablet is confused or I am. It won't let me post anywhere but here...
  2. I got in touch with my friend that drove us to the show. She tells of standing in line for four hours to get the last four tickets sold in Tucson. Bless her heart. I'm pretty sure that was in Jan or Feb 77 for an original March date. She remembers roadies had to help Page onto the stage. She's grateful for the chance to have seen them. I'm grateful for her efforts. I see if I can post the scanned image of the ticket she miraculosly uncovered after 39 years.
  3. I posted some on the live thread. I'm still learning this site's navigation. My memories are probably about as murky as the band's sound that night. I clearly remember the first song was awful and the awful acoustics in the place. I'd like to hear the audio, but after I talk with a friend that was also there.
  4. I'm new to this forum and still figuring out navigation and search functions. I was at the Tempe show. Ever since, until recently, I have told people that any garage band could have blown the band off the stage that night. It stunk, terribly but not totally. I've never heard any audio from that show, but apparently someone has it somewhere. The arena had horrible acoustics and Page looked and played like hell. I don't want to read anything more here about that show so I can sit down and think about it and maybe call the friends that were with me that night. I believe the band started with The Song Remains The Same and it sucked. I also remember after a few songs, a roadie bringing out a chair for Page and he slouched there for a few songs, I think. August in Tempe/Phoenix is about as close to hell on earth as you can get and everyone was sweaty and pissed off, nd that's just the audience. I can call my friends that were there, but after I concentrate with a little memory herb. Maybe replicating the atmosphere will better jog my memory. But, in retroxpect, some of the songs were spot on, acoustic ones I think. I have grown more forgiving now that I'm truing learn some of Page's licks. I feel lucky to have seen them at all. As far I remember none of my friends had audio recording going, but one may have taken some pics. I'll have to call her and find out. The strongest memory of that night was the 240 mile round trip to the show and back, in the back seat of a Pinto with no AC and many miles of concrete highway...in August...in Arizona...
  5. Total noob to this forum. I saw the Tempe show in 1977. I bought my first vinyl of Zepplin, Houses of the Holy around 1973, but I was into their music the first time I heard Whole Lotta Love on the radio sometime around 1970 or '71(?). I played that HoH album probably 20 times that first night I got it home. I remember gazing at the liner sleeve (stoned) and suddenly noticing that the lyrics to Over the Hills... was printed so if it was held sideways the lyrics were " hilly" looking. I thought I discovered a secret of some sort. The moveable wheel thing on III (?) and even later the wet and wipe on In the Out Door were so novel at the time. I still have both of those vinyls. Geez, I'm friggin old. So glad I found this great forum!
  6. My first post here, so please be kind. I was at the Tempe show in 1977. I thought they mostly stunk up the place, at the time. Today, I picked up my guitar and, for the first time ever, decided to learn That's The Way from severel you tube videos. I now realize how mastetful a guitarist Page is, and was, that night. I remember rumors of Page bring sick or having the flu. One thing I clearly remember is that the arena was concrete and had absolutely terrible harsh acoustics. I've read o ly a few posts here and so far no one has mentioned Page sitting in a chair for part of the concert. I clearly remember he was wearing a black "jumpsuit" festooned with dragons or some kind of embroidery. Tempe is about 120 miles from where I lived. I rode there and back in the back seat of a Ford Pinto...brutal for a six foot tall human. I still tell people about this concert and blame my partial hearing loss on a huge explosion of pyrotechnics at that show. At the time, I didn't know just how skilled they were/are and expected every song to sound exactly like all my vinyl records. I feel very fortunate to have seen them live. It is a cherished memory of my younger days. I started this Zepplin search out of curiosity and I'm glad I found this forum. Thanks for all the great Zepplin info here. " Thinking how it used to be..."