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mikezep61

Kinetic Playground - May 1969

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I always thought this Charles Bonnay picture of Zeppelin was taken in the lobby of the Kinetic Playground in Chicago, but wasn't 100% positive - until now.  Here's a confirmed Kinetic Playground lobby pic and it's a match.  More than likely, the bottom pic was taken on the right side of the entrance, while the band picture was taken on the left side of the entrance.

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Kinetic Playground for certain...and they were also photographed on this day in front of the House of Lewis.

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Ahh the Kinetic Playground, I was a bit too young to actually attend, but this venue was THE Spot back then. It no longer exists, but there are similar type venues currently in that area.

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Some of my older musician friends were at these early Kinetic Playground shows. I asked one what he remembered about the gig and he responded - "Hair! All I saw was hair flying around with no faces!"

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On 1/28/2016 at 4:31 PM, mikezep61 said:

I always thought this Charles Bonnay picture of Zeppelin was taken in the lobby of the Kinetic Playground in Chicago, but wasn't 100% positive - until now.  Here's a confirmed Kinetic Playground lobby pic and it's a match.  More than likely, the bottom pic was taken on the right side of the entrance, while the band picture was taken on the left side of the entrance.

69-05  Chicago Kinetic Playground.jpg

 

It is definitely the Kinetic Playground. Back in 2002/2003 I went in there a few times and took pics and a video. Although it was very dark, I distinctly remember that tile floor and the metal grate in front of the ticket booth.  BTW: You can clearly see the reflection of the fire hydrant that is still across Clark street (as well as a little of the cemetery wall).

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