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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:

Well May 30th 1977 would certainly be counted as the good ole days. But you were not going to sneak anything into that place. Security was tighter than hell.

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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!

You are damn right Ocean. And try telling some of these people what this was like compared to NOW. There is nothing even comparable.

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Thanks for that. This might sound crazy but I enjoyed seeing the footage of the guys, the car, playing frisbee, almost as much as the Zep footage. I love seeing 8mm from the 70's because I miss it so much, it was a great time to grow up. Thanks for sharing. I too saw Zep on this tour in L.A. at the Forum, in Inglewood Calif. a month later June 26, 1977. Thanks for Sharing!

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Thanks for that. This might sound crazy but I enjoyed seeing the footage of the guys, the car, playing frisbee, almost as much as the Zep footage. I love seeing 8mm from the 70's because I miss it so much, it was a great time to grow up. Thanks for sharing. I too saw Zep on this tour in L.A. at the Forum, in Inglewood Calif. a month later June 26, 1977. Thanks for Sharing!

I was at this Landover concert and then had the tickets for Buffalo that was scheduled about a month after your California concert. It was not only sad that it never happened, it created the fact that many many from around here never got to see them. Only the ones that were old enough to see the 1969 show after II was released. I have met a few in my lifetime that were at that show.

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You get to see jut a glimpse of the acoustic set, and I think a second or two of Black Country Woman. The acoustic set was simply amazing. The damn night was amazing. Right after Presence. The perfect time to see them in my opinion. Because then you had all of the great material. And they gave us a good feeding of Physical Grafitti which to me is far better than Presence. They couldnt possibly play everything. But they played the big ones. Even though i know, they are all big. No Black Dog. That was one I think I missed the most. At least to my recollection, I dont think they did it. And I thougth Stairway would be played during the encore but was not. I dont think they wanted to scare any of the crowd into thinkiing they would not play it. We knew damn well they would play it.

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Thanks again you guys from Utica. Wish I knew you then I wouild have hitched a ride from you. Im just an hour up the 90 in Rochester. We would have had a blast together. But I doubt I would have arrived as sober as I did. I was on a damn greyhound bus. Two layovers and a 12 hour ride. I remember a couple in the back of the bus drinking a bottle of whiskey. We were 20 and not into that. Just weed. Thanks for the shots. I was hoping you had got me in one going in the door. But great shots of the concert. Even though short.

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But they played the big ones. Even though i know, they are all big. No Black Dog. That was one I think I missed the most. At least to my recollection, I dont think they did it.

You're right, they didn't play it. They rarely played it in 77, and when they did, it was always the final encore I think. But they didn't play it at any of the Landover shows.

You're very lucky, I would love to have seen them in 77. The set-list was almost perfect, but it's a shame they didn't shorten all the improvisations - the drum solo, No Quarter, the 'noise' guitar solo, and White Summer. Then they would have had time to play even more great songs. Maybe even Dazed and Confused - that should NEVER have been dropped. If they'd shortened all the boring improvs, they could have done a really long version of Dazed, and more things from Graffiti.

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You're right, they didn't play it. They rarely played it in 77, and when they did, it was always the final encore I think. But they didn't play it at any of the Landover shows.

You're very lucky, I would love to have seen them in 77. The set-list was almost perfect, but it's a shame they didn't shorten all the improvisations - the drum solo, No Quarter, the 'noise' guitar solo, and White Summer. Then they would have had time to play even more great songs. Maybe even Dazed and Confused - that should NEVER have been dropped. If they'd shortened all the boring improvs, they could have done a really long version of Dazed, and more things from Graffiti.

The acoustical set was great. Going to Cal, Blackmountainside, and Black Country Woman were great. The battle of evermore. I perosnally love that song. I love Dazed and who doesnt? But at the time I think I was more anxious to hear In My Time of Dying which I got to hear. And of course Kashmir. I wasnt really sure they would do Kashmir. And Nobodys Fault but Mine to me was a real smash. I love it. Plant really is great on harmonca just like Jagger and Tyler and Daltrey. Its just a shame more did not get to see them. There are not many I know that have been lucky enough to see them. Of course I helped create my luck by going well out of my way to find a way. I was lucky to have heard that add on the radio and jumped on it. Thanks again Elvis. Without you I never would have seen Led zeppelin

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What would be a great find is if the Landover MD shows had been videotaped, the bootleg circles winds up having footage from there for other bands.

There must be some out there somewhere? The boots many have. I have one that is fair. That was the show I was at so it has special meaning to me. According to many reviews, I picked a good night. Or should I say, I was lucky to get a ticket for that night. Scalp prices then were high, but I got a break. Luckily the guy I bought them from had tickets to see them at the Garden.

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Thanks for that. This might sound crazy but I enjoyed seeing the footage of the guys, the car, playing frisbee, almost as much as the Zep footage. I love seeing 8mm from the 70's because I miss it so much, it was a great time to grow up. Thanks for sharing. I too saw Zep on this tour in L.A. at the Forum, in Inglewood Calif. a month later June 26, 1977. Thanks for Sharing!

Agreed, the show footage is cool, not very good as far as quality goes but very fun to watch. I also like the shots of the fans in the parking lot before hand, makes you feel like you where a part of the crowd.

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