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Tampa, Florida June 3, 1977
Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:14 AM
Alternate photo to the one above- Bonzo is smiling
Jimmy Page -backstage
John Paul Jones -backstage
The Song Remains the Same
The Song Remains the Same-except lower right pic is Sick Again
Riot with fans and police on the field at the stadium
Another view of the riot
Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:58 AM
I was there. See me down there, about a third of the way back in the field, waving (wearing a pink shirt)?
What a mass of people that day. People were there for hours ahead waiting for the band.
My experience there was actually fun for the most part. It probably helped considerably that my friends and I were all pretty mellow and high that day.
It was thrilling to hear TSRTS, but no Rain Song for me,--plenty of rain though.
You know, the riot stuff must have happened away from me because I recall an orderly exit from Tampa Stadium that night.
The next day I proudly wore my Led Zep '77 black t-shirt and picked up both local papers. I swear I think one of them estimated a crowd capacity of 83,000 people. But I might not recall accurately or The St. Pete Times bumped the numbers up.
Thanks again for posting the pix. I think I'll just look at these awhile and think of what was and what could have been...... missy
Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:48 AM
you can see the storm moving in behind them.........awesome
i really like these threads....hope to see some more
Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:50 PM
Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:16 PM
Edited by beetleron, 06 February 2011 - 05:16 PM.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:27 PM
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:04 PM
I want to look at these crowd photos in Photoshop so I can zoom in.
I might be in there!
Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:46 AM
relased on this 10 lp multi color vinyl set back in the day......didn't have a pic of mine so i stole one
Saw this set at a record convention back in the 80's. Never bought it because it seemed to be a collection of partial shows and I was young and looking for complete ones. Oh well....
Thanks for sharing those pictures - amazing photos!!!
Posted 10 February 2011 - 07:45 PM
It is so funny- right before The Song Remains theSame some guy yells " Bring on the Blimp" then another guy yells "Robert Plant you have great hair"
Then you can hear somebody blowing a fog horn while they are playing- gotta love audience recordings.
Great to look at the pics while listening to headphones- Instant Time Machine
Edited by DavidZoso, 10 February 2011 - 07:49 PM.
Posted 19 February 2011 - 03:28 PM
The Song Remains the Same
Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:25 PM
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 01:50 PM
Posted 18 March 2011 - 02:23 PM
Tampa Tribune / 03.18.11
".... Many respondents recalled Tampa Stadium's most infamous show – the June 3, 1977, Led Zeppelin concert that was scratched after three songs because of bad weather.
"I went with a friend from high school and I remember listening to Robert Plant and seeing a huge black thunder cloud start to move right across the sky," writes Mary Jane Jeffrey. "I had never seen a cloud like it … a giant round cloud that looked as if it was the same size as the stadium itself."
"For a good 45 minutes it rained like I've never seen before," writes John Stobbe. "Then it totally cleared up, and we were expecting the show to go on. But with no explanation, the announcer came on and said the concert was cancelled. The fans couldn't understand why. Bottles of liquor were being hurled onto the stage, and then police in riot gear came charging over the barricades and swatting fans."
Patrick McCusker and his girlfriend got there late and waited out the rain in his car.
Walking up to the stadium, McCusker writes, "things were being thrown over the top from inside, and as we got to the gate – people were running out of the stadium and warning us not to go in there.
"We got back to the car just in time to see the police cars coming from all directions," he writes.
"The only good thing that came out of this is that I started picking up ticket stubs laying on the ground and later turned them in at the local record store for a refund and made over $100," writes Ted Newbury."
Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:33 PM
Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:06 PM
I hope you keep diging up these great pictures.
It's nice for those of us (like me!) that were there and missed out on what I'm sure would have been a fantastic show.
Edited by missytootsweet, 23 March 2011 - 08:07 PM.
Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:39 PM
The backstage shots are funny, Bonzo stuck a salami down his pant leg or something