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ocean

5/30/77 Accurate memories

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After listening to 5/30/77 Capital Center again...........

After Sick Again ...Robert asks all the folks lighting fireworks to cool it. We can have a competition to see who is louder us or those things....so cool it.

Then they play NFBM.....song ends

Plantations

"I've heard of magic. That wasn't magical though. It got my blood pressure rising a bit. I've gotten undressed before small parties in the past, but never before 22,000 people. So I think I'm gonna get dressed again."

This was because some asshole shot a bottle rocket that hit Robert's shirt and actually caught it on fire. Robert handled things with more grace then is imaginable.This show DEFINATELY is ONE OF THE BEST shows of the whole 77 tour. It may be the best No Quarter, and Achiles is spot on...especially compared to the train wreck on Bringing Down the House(the first night here)

What a four night run! I do feel so lucky!

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Bump for icantquityoubabe and honeydripper

Hey ocean, what does that mean? Bumb? Anyway, I remember it well and I was terrified that they would walk off after all I went throught to get there and get the tickets. Give them credit for not letting one asshole ruin it for all of us. Thanks to you I now know the truth. I had always wondered if it was staged. Thanks again!

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Hey ocean, what does that mean? Bumb? Anyway, I remember it well and I was terrified that they would walk off after all I went throught to get there and get the tickets. Give them credit for not letting one asshole ruin it for all of us. Thanks to you I now know the truth. I had always wondered if it was staged. Thanks again!

I bumped it up to make sure you got to read it. It is quite a piece of history we witnessed and can clearly hear it on the boot. I'm fairly confident in guessing this was only time in Robert's life that his shirt caught on fire. I also am fairly confident that he would remember that gig for that reason this many years later.

Also as I stated he went on with the rest of the band to play what has to be ONE of the best shows of the 77 tour. Revisit that show kids!

Have great time on Monday night...I'm certainly there in spirit.

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Hey Ocean,

dont know if you are on. I have such a lousy copy of this show. But is it my imaginatio or did Jimmy do an electric version of Bronyaur? I remember certaiin parts of it like it was yesterday but there are many details that have eluded me after 30 yrs.

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I bumped it up to make sure you got to read it. It is quite a piece of history we witnessed and can clearly hear it on the boot. I'm fairly confident in guessing this was only time in Robert's life that his shirt caught on fire. I also am fairly confident that he would remember that gig for that reason this many years later.

Also as I stated he went on with the rest of the band to play what has to be ONE of the best shows of the 77 tour. Revisit that show kids!

Have great time on Monday night...I'm certainly there in spirit.

I agree, although I am only 17 I have a good audience recording from this show. Awesome versions of Achilles, No Quarter and Stairway. The whole show was primo! B)

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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. ... ?

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No it was a bottle rocket. Damn good show...especially all the folks bashing the 77 tour...revisit this night!

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was at all these shows FRONT ROW!!!

ok....1977 was a very different time than now...music and concerts were so different....I'm 48 now....and have seen more than 1000 shows in my lifetime...I still have most all of my ticket stubs....I really have seen almost everyone...most of 'em 5 to 100 times.with that said....

I waited 2 1/2 weeks in line...I was the very first person in line to buy tickets in the DC/MD area. Infact tickets were scheduled to go on sale at 10:00am Sat morning....and at 4:00am Sat...the police came and escorted the first 10 of us into the cap center and sold us our tickets...tickets were $9.50 with a .50 service charge...so the very first $10.00 concert tickets. We were allowed to buy 10 tics for each of the 3 nights....I bought 10 front row center seats 3 nights in a row.... holy shit!!!!!!!!!!! The police then escorted me and my nine other friends...who bought the whole first 7 rows center out!, out to our cars because they were afraid we would be mugged.......honest absolute true story.......then I simply traded when they added a fourth night for another front row seat...I still have 3 of my four stubs...........THE SHOWS...............first let me say...I was, am probably still am, one of the biggest Zep heads ever....they were everything to me since 1969 when ZepI came out....was never then same again.....waiting in line over night each year to buy the albums as they were released....back to the shows... Upon the first show I didn't want to be wasted or drunk because I wanted to remember everything....they were late coming out...when the house lights went out....you have NEVER heard such a roar from a crowd...this wasn't a Beatles hysterical roar...this was pure blissful love screaming to our favorite muscians on the planet, who were literally 3 feet from my face....front row and I never got down off my chair....we stood on our chairs all 4 hours....singing every lyric.....it was insane...from the first notes of TSRTS....it was a dream come true this 18 year old!!

Things were so different as I said...we didn't know what they were gonna play...there was no internet to look up setlists....in fact there was no MTV and we never even got a glimpse of our heros other than Circus Mag, Rolling Stone, Crawdaddy.....we were totally enamored by their presense...it was so exciting....all 20,000 of us KNEW this was history......

4 nights...yes 4 nights...by the 4th night we were dissappointed in our heros to be honest...they played the same songs each night...and Robert even said pretty much the same thing between songs.....or so it seemed as it was happening....listening to the boots now, we all know there were a couple differences...like Dancin Days..etc.....Jimmy was wasted...I mean wasted...on the 3rd night...after STH he held his double neck above his head and 2 roadies caught it just in time.....he needed to be carried off the stage.....

Another big event was some asshole shouting a bottle rocket on stage which caught Plant's shirt on fire, or at least smoldering.....and he ripped his shirt off, basically cursed the guy out...threatened to shut down and played shirtless for a while.......also you've never seen such a cloud of pot smoke....you could cut it with a knife......

All that said almost 30 years ago.....still the BEST SHOWS I HAVE EVER SEEN....no one has ever come close.....the Who with Kieth Moon was close....but they were NO LED ZEPPELIN....

hope you enjoyed reading...I enjoyed remembering.

Damn I'll never forget it!

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Thanks for sharing. People always complain that kids of today have more in ways of finding music and footage, but I'd happily give all of that back if it meant I'd get to have experiences like these.

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