London, United Kingdom, December 10, 2007 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert
Audience Recording Video: Canon Powershot 540 > Sony Video Vegas 8 Audio: Canon Powershot 540 > Sony SoundForge 8
1. The Arena (from the prior night) 2. Good Times, Bad Times (complete) 3. Ramble On (complete) 4. In My Time of Dying (incomplete) 5. For Your Life (incomplete) 6. Trampled Underfoot (incomplete) 7. Nobody's Fault But Mine (incomplete) 8. No Quarter (incomplete) 9. Since I've Been Loving You (incomplete) 10. Dazed and Confused (incomplete) 11. Stairway To Heaven (incomplete) 12. The Song Remains The Same (incomplete) 13. Misty Mountain Hop (incomplete) 14. Kashmir (incomplete)
Bonus footage: Paul Rodgers doing 'All Right Now'
Here it is folks. Some footage from section 403, a little in front of side stage (on JPJ's side). This was filmed on a Canon 540 camera at its highest video setting (640x480 @ 30fps). Which has made for a decent enough memento.
We were lucky enough to have the two people in front of us pull a no-show. So, for the first 3/4 of the show we had an completely unobstructed view. But, about 3/4 of the way through two of the biggest knuckleheads I've ever came across moved up from behind us and sat there. They were terrible. One guy tried to act and dress and look like Robert Plant. Try getting your own life, its more fulfilling. And the other guy just wanted to act like he was singing opera. Both kept standing up and waving their arms in dramatic poses, etc. Everyone around was pissed. Especially us, having to sit behind them now. I made a point to capture a few seconds of just them during Misty Mountain Hop. Some people have their El Guapo, some have a Newfoundland Asshole. We had these two knuckleheads. They kept sitting in the aisles as well and kept getting ousted by security, so that?s when they spied those empty seats and moved in. They moved out for the last few songs, only really ruining about 3-4 tunes fortunately. If you guys (you know who you are) come into possession of this...you guys are assholes. From Newfoundland or not.
I got the first two songs in their entirety, but had to choose how to spend the rest of the memory cards on the fly. So, after that i tried to capture about 2-4 minutes of almost every song after that. I do have access to some other footage that my brother took (about 50-60 more minutes, some overlap) but for the sake of getting this out, I ran with what I had on me, as it would take a few days to get the other stuff transferred and edited.
The sound is OK, keep in mind its from a small, small mic on a Canon 540. I tweaked it slightly, as I did the video, to try to even it out a bit better. The video occasionally is slightly blocked by people coming up the aisles, or by me fudging the controls and slipping it into a lower video mode (only happened twice for a few seconds I believe). Even though I've done this a million times the PCM audio would not be accepted by DVD Architect. Maybe I missed something as I'm running on no sleep and plenty of jet lag. I had to downgrade from PCM to AC-3. But as a plus, the audio was only OK, so it wont make that much of a difference, and for this, where its not a full show, it will help to keep the download smaller.
All in all it captures the night well. But also feels like a bad tease at times with the incomplete tunes. Enjoy the Zep blueballs until a more complete version comes out. Its a Whirlwind Production because of the timing. I started editing one hour after touching down after a 10.5 flight/customs ballet. But, I wanted to get this out to everyone.