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Everything posted by Riff156

  1. That would surprise me... I was at this show, and the video screens were definitely not used that night. I'd heard they were used the next night though...not sure about the rest of the Largo shows.
  2. Great pix from one of my all time favorite shows...thanks for posting them!!!
  3. I'm so excited about this one! I was at the 5/25 show-- can't wait to hear it again....
  4. Ah...I have this set meself... and it's definitely one of my very favorite Zep shows!
  5. Baby, won't you carry meeeeeee.... Back! to Tennessee....
  6. I'm sure there must be other threads on this topic, but the short answer is: Led Zeppelin doesn't own the film. They don't have rights to re-edit it.
  7. So Rt 202 north of 214 is Landover Rd, and south of 214 is Largo Rd. And I see Cap Ctr Blvd is north of 214. Why then was the Cap Ctr always advertised as being in Largo? Or was that my Virginia-side of the Beltway thinking....?
  8. Nope--they knocked it down. There's a shopping mall there now. Fed Ex Field is very nearby tho--in Landover. (As those of us familiar with the Crap Ctr know, it was actually in Largo, not Landover as most records of those shows state). The parking lot was the greatest. Many a fantastic pre-show party in that ol' lot.... Liberty Bell lot...or Stars and Stripes?
  9. However, let me just add (while the Giants/Skins are in a tv break) that we should grab a beer at the Garden if they do those New York shows we expect! lol!.... (and really--if they decided to do a couple stadiums, Fed Ex field in Maryland -- right near the old Capital Center-- holds over 90 thousand people for football....I'm just sayin... )
  10. Good points--and you're right on reserving some judgement. But I still think that, while I would love to see them again, I just wouldn't expect them to be what they were then. It's just not going to happen. They'll be good, and do things that'll make us all proud of them, but there's a different magic you can make when you're 28 than when you're 60. And no one is more aware of this than Robert Plant....which is why he will opt out of any Zep tour. A couple shows here or there aren't out of the question, I think, but I just don't believe it'd hold his interest long enough to do more--and o
  11. Good points, and of course you're right-- they're not what they were, and I doubt anyone expected them to be. I've loved what I've seen and heard of the reunion--but it's definitely more for the nostalgia factor than the actual merits of the performance (which WAS good--but ....)
  12. Those who've said he was replicating the studio solo are right--that's exactly what he was trying to do. There towards the end where he seemed to get lost, he was trying to work in the secondary lead you hear behind the main solo. Probably should have left that bit out, but oh well--"A" for effort!
  13. A buddy of mine (make that an Older buddy....lol) was there. He doesn't remember a whole lot about it, but he worked at Giant Music at the time & got his tix free. He was a Marshall amp repairman at the time. Merriweather's still a great place, btw...
  14. Many boots were named "Destroyer" over the years. The true "first" one was the 28 April 77 audience recording from Cleveland. I bought it on vinyl in 1979. An absolute must-have from the 77 tour--definitely one of the best. The Seattle "Destroyer" you had was actually the 27 April Cleveland soundboard, and you're right--it's not very good. Very thin sounding and the performance is lackluster. This one also was released as Destroyer and credited to the Cleveland show. I have an LP box set called Destroyer III which is one of the Landover shows (the 28th or 30th of May, can't remember w
  15. I have this show too--on vinyl. Haven't listened in a very long time...need to again after Monday night! I posted in another thread that it was one friend's recollection (she told me this at the time-the day after the show in fact) that it was a stage effect (flashpot) that missfired while Plant was standing near it which scorched his shirt. ... ?
  16. The Capital Center had the best parking lot! I always tried to park in the corner by the tree line...long walk to the arena, but you could see the cops coming long before they got to you...ha! I completely agree with your point about Bonzo's overplaying--and had never thought of it in that way, but I'll bet you're right: it was a conscious decision by him to make up for Jimmy's flaws on that tour. Someone had to save the show indeed. (tho I think Plant was in fine voice for this tour, imo) Had to be there....yep, you had to be there...
  17. Howdy, fellow Capital Center refugees.... I was at the Wednesday night show (May 25th). Ocean, your description really brought me back to that place. I was in the nosebleed seats, and watched the show through a thick fog of reefer smoke (and cigarettes too...those were the days...) Anyway, it was my first concert. I was 14. I remember Nobody's Fault very well...the dry ice and lasers during No Quarter... the yellow and red lighting for Kashmir...the moving drum riser with flashpots during Bonzo's solo...I remember the way the laser pyramid made the dragon on Jimmy's pants look like it wa
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