Hammer of the GodsVery soon in London, Led Zeppelin will take the stage for a massively anticipated reunion show. Which makes today a religious holiday for a girl like me. It would be my DREAM to be there.
I was fortunate enough to see Zeppelin in what would be their final U.S. tour in the summer of 1977, more than 30 years ago. I was 14 years old and saw them with my best friend at the time at The Forum in Los Angeles. They played for 3.5 hours and I was completely mesmerized. The concert had a major impact on me becoming the serious music fan I am today. I can say with confidence my all-time top three bands are, chronologically speaking, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Fleetwood Mac. Robert Plant was my second serious rock'n' roll crush (the first was Denny Laine - DO NOT LAUGH!). (See, I was already a groupie long before Lindsey Buckingham became famous.) Tonight's show includes Jason Bonham rightly sitting in for Bonzo. This post would not be complete if I didn't mention the incomparable Jimmy Page as well as John Paul Jones.
In real life, I started work at 5:00 a.m. (ugh!) today so I could be done in time to make a doctor's appointment at 2:30 and physical therapy at 5:00. Yeah, that's my real life. But after those commitments are fulfilled, I intended to sit on the sofa, flipping channels until I find news pieces on the Zep show, and dream of a different time. ZoSo forever!
p.s. The Rover makes me wish I played the drums.