Monday, December 3, 2007

LED ZEPPELIN - Largo, MD 1977

An epic whomper of a Zep show from my hometown arena, the late, lamented Capital Centre (of Heavy Metal Parking Lot infamy). I never did get to see Zeppelin -- just too damn young at the time.

Instead, on the day of this show I would have been at Washington, D.C.'s nearby Uptown Theater -- on the occasion of my buddy Robin Brunson's 8th birthday party -- seeing a little sci-fi movie called Star Wars for the very first time...as any true fanboy knows, Star Wars opened three days earlier. (As it turns out, Robin is now 50% of an acclaimed U.K. technoid music duo called Hexstatic.)

May 28th, 1977 was also the date of shows by the Grateful Dead in Hartford, CT and Elvis Presley in Philadelphia, PA...not a bad day to be an east coast rock-n-roller.

Word is that this soundboard recording, unoffically titled "The Powhatan Confederacy," was discovered only months ago. Sound quality is solid and the set list is impeccable; this is said to be among the best performances available from the 1977 tour, which would turn out to be Zep's last ever in the U.S.

LED ZEPPELIN
Capital Centre - Largo, MD - May 28, 1977 (SBD)
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2 comments:

James M said...

i love the cap centre instruction:

"ENTER THE PORTAL"

indeed!

jim said...

Thanks so much for sharing this legendary kick ass performance! I was there three of the four nights they performed,and now I can relive the experience! May the Capital Centre RIP!