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Check out those cars. ha. I remember those trucks. Wondering if Led Zeppelin's equipment was on them. I did not know they had the night before off and was not aware of the show two nights ago until Ocean enlightened me on this forum of alot of the goings on before that night. It sure was a long long day in that parking lot waiting for the show. I am sure glad I was at the Memorial day show on the 30th and not the 28th when they had to carry Jimmy off. He sure made up for it on this night. They kicked ass. Pure and simple.

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Holy Mother of God! Sam, you just made my night! :wub: Thank you so much! Loved, loved, loved the vid from Japan (especially!)..."Celebration Day" just gave me chills...its moments like these which proove without a doubt that Led Zep will be the ultimate Rock Gods for many generations to come! Thanks again Sam! Brilliant stuff! :D

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Somewhere near those Landover woods is a young 20 year old without a dime but with a ticket to see the greatest band of all time. A day I vowed to myself would happen. I was going to see them no matter how far I had to go. I went against my mothers wishes. Just looking at those pics of that parking lot to me is amazing. Please thank this Utica dude. Tell him Im from Rochester, and hour and a half west on 90. I wish I could email him somehow. Sam. if you ever talk to him again, please give him my email addy. If its possible I will pm it to you. Thanks again for posting this. Its just incredible.

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I've posted a couple of new rare Led Zep videos on the official YouTube Channel:

Landover - May 30, 1977

THANK YOU Sam!! great footage of the band in full flight.

hope there is more 1977 footage out there.... :D

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Fantastic stuff, Sam (especially the Landover :P ). Thanks.

What sources did you use for the sound, if I may ask? The synching must have been a bitch...

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Its a wonder they could get anything inside. The security that night was very tight. Two guys frisked you when you came through with your ticket. I asked the guy real nice to tear my ticket neatly as I told him I wanted the stub as a keepsake. Luckily I got one that was understanding.

I still find it amazing that when the missus and I saw Neil Young in Calgary a couple years back, we were able to walk right in- no searches, nothing. The kid at the door took our tickets and let us loose inside. Granted, Neil's not as anti taping, etc as Zeppelin was, but I was still surprised that in this hyperparanoid post 9/11 era today things were so lax. I've seen tighter security at hockey games... :blink:

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Fantastic stuff, Sam (especially the Landover :P ). Thanks.

What sources did you use for the sound, if I may ask? The synching must have been a bitch...

Damn, I wish we could get some more footage. Im in that damn parking lot somewhere. With a little shit and two girls. I remember the woods were close. I was told, probably by a ball breaker to watch out for the wild boars. I knew they are down there? Thought they were. Thought I heard one grunt at me when I went into the woods to take a leak. Robbed the night before, saw a pack of wild dogs, and nothing was going to keep me from seeing Led Zeppelin. I was kind of disgusted I was broke because I could not buy a souvenier shirt or anything thanks to those hoodlems the night before. But once I was in and the lights went out, it was all worth it. I got to see them and this top DJ here that always wanted to see them has all the connections in the world and never saw them. His radio station I have to thank for finding the tickets. Anyway, I wish I could see more footage of this one event.

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Thanks Sam, You made my day! This reminds me that Zeppelin is the Greatest Band ever :)

I guess we need to thank that fella in Utica NY also. Thanks dude. Hope you dumped the blue car:o

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I guess we need to thank that fella in Utica NY also. Thanks dude. Hope you dumped the blue car:o

He probably sold it to Bonzo for $2000 after the show :D

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He probably sold it to Bonzo for $2000 after the show :D

They probably got locked up and had it fucking towed to the nearest scrap yard. At least they had something to eat. I was on pure addrenaline and hashish. Thanks to those sweety pies. I dont know their names. The music was loud and you could have put Raquel Welch naked in front of me and I would have ignored her. why, because I knew it was the only time i would ever see Led Zeppelin. Ever. And I was right. Buffalo canceled. 1980 canceled. My instincts served me right. Go to Landover at any cost. Landover is calling!!!

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STUNNING!!!!!

Thanks to the guy who filmed this and to Sam for synching it.

Yes indeed! I still have all my stubs as well!

was at all these shows FRONT ROW!!!

ok....1977 was a very different time than now...music and concerts were so different....I'm 51 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!

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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Ocean, Im sure glad you rated the one I was at as the top one. May 30th, memorial day. Too bad we didnt get to see the footage of that bottle rocket going off. The security at the entrance I went in there is no way you could have gotten anything in. Maybe it was someone with connections to workers there? Who knows. Its amazing to look back 33 years and see the place we were at.

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So do you think its a pretty good assumption that somewhere there is a very good recording of the entire concert from this day>? I wonder if Jimmy has a bunch of them "on ice"? I would love to see that Landover show. A couple of entire songs! I wonder if this dude from Utica has more footage? Nice of him to share. We wanted to try but feared that we would be kicked out and not get to see Led Zeppelin.

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Fantastic stuff, Sam (especially the Landover :P ). Thanks.

What sources did you use for the sound, if I may ask? The synching must have been a bitch...

Actually, wasn't too bad to sync. I've done a lot of it since the 90's and it's much easier now working digitally. I've synched pretty much everything in the video section of the site.

Landover 5/30/77 - I used the audience recording for the show, which is pretty good quality, except for "The Song Remains the Same", which was very distorted. Substituted that song for a similar sounding source from one of the NY shows the following week.

Tokyo 9/23/71 - Used the excellent audio source from this date.

Did they confiscate any of his films? I wonder if more exists?

Only one reel was filmed. He brought it up to me and I had an HD digital transfer done - the best quality 8mm transfer that exists at the moment. What you see is all there is. They didn't confiscate anything, just picked him up and literally carried him out the door. :-)

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Actually, wasn't too bad to sync. I've done a lot of it since the 90's and it's much easier now working digitally. I've synched pretty much everything in the video section of the site.

Landover 5/30/77 - I used the audience recording for the show, which is pretty good quality, except for "The Song Remains the Same", which was very distorted. Substituted that song for a similar sounding source from one of the NY shows the following week.

Tokyo 9/23/71 - Used the excellent audio source from this date.

Only one reel was filmed. He brought it up to me and I had an HD digital transfer done - the best quality 8mm transfer that exists at the moment. What you see is all there is. They didn't confiscate anything, just picked him up and literally carried him out the door. :-)

Poor bastard. At least he got back in. Thank God. I wonder what the scalp ticket cost him? Plenty you can bet. I was offered $100 each for mine at the door. The guy waving the greenbacks in my face. Said, sorry dude, this is my only shot to see them. I wont sell them for a million.

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Poor bastard. At least he got back in. Thank God. I wonder what the scalp ticket cost him? Plenty you can bet. I was offered $100 each for mine at the door. The guy waving the greenbacks in my face. Said, sorry dude, this is my only shot to see them. I wont sell them for a million.

Really? Not for a million dollars? <_<

And how did you know in 1977 that it was your "only" shot to see them? Did you know in advance that the band would break up 3 years later?

Your story sounds fishy to me.

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Really? Not for a million dollars? dry.gif

And how did you know in 1977 that it was your "only" shot to see them? Did you know in advance that the band would break up 3 years later?

Your story sounds fishy to me.

A gut feeling. First, I knew they were too big to come to my hometown. And getting tickets to see them in NY City would be impossible. Rich Stadium, the present day Ralph Wilson stadium outddors that seats 80,000 plus would have been the only other shot and it was indeed booked and then canceled the week of Roberts son's untimely and tragic death. I knew it in my heart it would be my only shot. It was just too hard to see them anyway. Getting tickets. High demand and scalpers were going to grab all they could. They didnt restrict the number of tickets in those days like they do now. Turned out my gut feeling was right.

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I still find it amazing that when the missus and I saw Neil Young in Calgary a couple years back, we were able to walk right in- no searches, nothing. The kid at the door took our tickets and let us loose inside. Granted, Neil's not as anti taping, etc as Zeppelin was, but I was still surprised that in this hyperparanoid post 9/11 era today things were so lax. I've seen tighter security at hockey games... :blink:

I think alot of it depends on the venue and who is playing at the gig. At the RP/AK show at the Fox in St. Louis, MO a couple years ago they just did a purse check and barely looked in it. The Fox didn't allow cameras but I did sneak mine in and did take one video of Robert performing Nothin'. At the TCV show in Indianapolis, IN at the Murat Centre in May of this year, total pat down was done on everyone and they rummaged through my mini bag I had. They announced what types of cameras you could take in and what they wouldn't allow in as far as cameras and other stuff but I could barely hear them annouce it and I was pretty much at the front of the line to get in. I did have my Sony Cyber Shot camera and was on the front row on the rail at this show and took video and pics through all of the show with the security in many of my video shots but my type of camera was ok to bring in but any HD DVD cameras were not and they did make people stop taping with those.

I remember the good ole days when you could sneak about anything into a concert...... B):angel:

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