Robert Plant is Relaxed Before Led Zeppelin Takes the Stage


Led Zepplin front man, Robert Plant appears relaxed as the band prepares to take the stage at the Spectrum on February 8, 1975. © ROGER BARONE

Led Zeppelin front man, Robert Plant, appears relaxed as the band prepares to take the stage at the Spectrum on February 8, 1975. © ROGER BARONE

Led Zeppelin: Spectrum (February 8,1975.)

Zeppelin is about to take the stage. While this photo is  a bit flawed technically, this moment in the Spectrum’s and Philly music history, makes it worth viewing. I shot this on  my very first roll of film, under very poor fluorescent lights. I was shooting at F-2.8 (widest aperture) and a 15th of a second. Any movement blurs the picture.The  inherent grain in pushed film is another problem. In this case , Ektachrome daylight 200, pushed one stop to 400.  If you’re a Zeppelin fan, you’ll probably like this shot.

NOTE: The Philadelphia Flyers’  hockey nets are visible in the background, hanging above the employees’ elevator. The Flyers won two Stanley Cup Championships at the Spectrum: (1974) and (1975) while I worked there.

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~ by photosfromphilly on May 23, 2009.

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