TheLastSpartan Posted October 21, 2012 Share Posted October 21, 2012 Backstory I'll spare you my life story details, but as far as how I got into Led Zeppelin, basically in 2007 a tragic death happened, and a hole was in my heart (metaphorically speaking). That hole was filled with a new found appreciation for music, mainly Queen at the time. In 2008, I would truly expand my music horizons and get into all sorts of bands. Led Zeppelin became my favorite very quickly. In 2010, I would discover Robert Plant and his newly formed Band Of Boy was making an appearance at Tulsa, Oklahomas very own Brady Theater! I hadn't ever been to a concert before, and at this time I was 15. Me and my friend talked about it, him being a huge classic rock fan like I was, and me, him and his mom decided to go. I knew to expect some Led Zeppelin tunes, but I was also excited to hear some Robert Plant tunes and some of the new Band Of Joy tunes! The album wasn't going to hit until September if I recall correctly, so we would be hearing them before anyone else did, unless you went to his concerts of course. I remember it being a long, anxious wait. Let me tell you that at this time, I was (and still am, somewhat, but not as often) diagnosed with panic attacks. I was scared that I would have to leave the concert because of it, and I really, really didn't want to do that. In a way, it made me kind of dread the concert too. But, I would just have to deal with it when the time came... The concert would take place on July 16th 2010, 10 days after my birthday. To my, and my friends amazement, my aunt got me the best birthday gift ever. A ride in a limo to and from the concert! A driver, drinks in the back, it was going to be so fucking awesome! That helped me feel a bit better about going. Friday Night In Tulsa As Robert said during the concert. Finally, the day arrived. The Limo was scheduled to pick us up at my friends house. We waited, it arrived, and we left. It was awesome! We wondered if people thought we were Garth Brooks, since be both live in the same small town next to Tulsa. There were drinks in the back for us, coke for me and my friend and some alcohol for my friends mother. Oh joy! We all of course helped ourselves. I got a bit anxious on the way to the concert and asked the limo driver to stop at a gas station so I could have a cool off moment. I didn't want to ruin the day, but anxiety attacks are a bitch, you literally feel like you are going to die. It didn't helped I had been in a drivers ed car wreck back in May of that year and it totaled the car, and left our instructor needing 30 stitches and the girl student who was driving had a mild concussion. I was in the back seat, and didn't need to go to hospital. I only had whiplash on my chest from the seatbelt. Soon, we had arrived without further incident to the Brady Theater. Ahh, my first concert. We eagerly awaited the opening, and when it did me and my friend secured our T-Shirts. If I can remember, later on I'll take a picture of the T-Shirt, front and back, to show you guys. Me and my friend both got the same one. We took our seats, and thank god I was on the very far right. If any panic attack happened, I could easily leave without getting in anyones way. Luckily for me, I took it like a trooper and braved the anxiety, and did not have to leave even once during the concert! I was so proud of myself for that. Time for the sold out show to start! Anyways, there was some band that opened up for them, can't really remember for the life of me what their name was or what songs they played. It was cool, but nothing I really cared for to be honest. Soon though, I would be seeing the man of the hour. Not too long after the opener left, I saw him for the first time in front of my very eyes in person, the frontman for my favorite band, Mr. Robert Plant! I had finally seen him in person. I could go home after that, but of course only a fool would do that. He started with Down To The Sea and then welcomed us! Ah, sweet bliss. I was so happy to be there. Angel dance was up next, and to be honest I can't really recall much of that night. Concert amnesia, I call it. I do remember it being awesome though, and he flubbed the lyrics to "All The Kings Horses" which was really unique. He got a round of applause for doing it though! He started the song again and it rocked, one of my favorite Plant songs. With the help of setlist.fm, I can now recall all the Zeppelin tunes he did. An awesome version of Misty Mountain Hop, Nobodies Fault But Mine, Houses Of The Holy, Gallows Pole, Over The Hills And Far Away, which was probably the highlight as the crowd sung along and my friend recalls drowned him out! Finally, there were 3 encores, Thank You, Rock And Roll and We Bid You Goodnight. Thank Yous rendition was so awesome, felt very similar to the Zeppelin version, since it wasn't really a heavy song to begin with. Rock And Roll was also pretty rockin', if I do say so myself! Finally, the night was over. I had survived it and had myself another Coke in the limo. Some girl chased after us as we left, probably thinking we were Robert! Ahh, I could of gotten used to that. One of the best nights of my life was now over, and while I was sad that it was over, I smiled because it happened. I finally saw a Led Zeppelin member in person, performing. And it was awesome. I did capture some video, my friend captured a small snippet of video but stopped after getting caught and almost having his camera knocked out of his hand onto the ground. He also got some good pictures too! Anyways, I hope you guys liked this post, and I will answer any questions you guys have Thanks! Oh, and heres my footage I took! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvX6Xc_03bM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvX6Xc_03bM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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