ListenToThis Posted March 30, 2013 Share Posted March 30, 2013 Having quit soundchecks during the '77 tour (did they do them in '75?) I've wondered how the bands preparations prior to concerts, and then their activities afterwards, changed over the years. I opine the day's events often impacted the night's performance. It would seem that in the early days the band would get together, socialize and rehearse / play / soundcheck. Towards the end, like 1977, I get the impression that Plant and Jones would spend their days outside, whilst Bonham Page and Grant would keep the blinds drawn. I know in '77 they used hotels as home base and were often flying just prior to the beginning of gigs. In '80 it would seem pre-show socializing was minimal and then post show only Plant and Jones would hold court (Bonham often retiring early) and Jimmy only appearing occasionally . Amazing that after being in a plane for two hours and the boredom and vice that would ensue, Page and Bonham could be so proficient (relatively speaking re: Page) at their craft. In interviews have the members ever touched on the changes in camaraderie with regard to the live shows? Maybe this is a mundane topic but I find the changing dynamics in their personal lives and the resulting wedges quite interesting. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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