50 years ago, Led Zeppelin played atop a floating stage on Green Lake

Rock Blog

May 13, 2019

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It's been nearly 50 years since Seattle's Aqua Theatre operated on Green Lake, and one of the final performances came from Led Zeppelin on May 11, 1969.


At the time, Led Zeppelin was a new band on the rise, just months before the release of Led Zeppelin II. But as you can see from their setlist, those who had tickets to the show were witnessing four soon-to-be-legends that would one day become known as the biggest band in the world.

#robertplant #thegoldengod in #Seattle, May 11, 1969, #GreenLakeAquaTheater 1969 show: “Train Kept a Rollin’” “I Can’t Quit You Baby” “Dazed and Confused” “As Long As I Have You” “Killing Floor” “White Summer” / “Black Mountainside” “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” “You Shook Me” “How Many More Times” “Communication Breakdown” “Pat’s Delight” “Good Times Bad Times”

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The Aqua Theatre was initially built as part of the festivities of Seafair, and although the floating venue was shut down less than two decades after it was constructed, Seafair is still going strong in 2019! 


Happy Rocking,


Taryn Daly