I saw Robert Plant last night at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. It was an excellent show and he was in wonderful form. I enjoyed his performance immensely.
I did not, however, enjoy the drunk guys next to me who kept getting in trouble for doing an audio recording of the show. I also did not enjoy the drunk hippie chick metalhead in front of me. One minute she was wavering around like a flower child and the next her arms were in the air and she was throwing around devil horns while flailing about like she was in a mosh pit. Oy.
I’d been looking at setlists for this tour and knew that there’d be two songs at encore. I assumed that the first would be Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down. I was prepared for that. It’s from Band of Joy, a project I really didn’t care for all that much but I do like the song. Man oh man was I a deliriously happy bunny when the opening guitar bit to Big Log came over the speakers. My first favorite Robert Plant song – see my post from June 7 – he even talked about the heavy rotation of the video when he was done.
I was able to get a small bit of the song with my camera* – my favorite verse – the school house portion of the original video.
*They were going after everyone doing any kind of recording.
Aha, just found a video of the New Orleans show from 7/17/13 – here’s the full version of the song –