have no fear Channel 4 is here.
If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who were drawn from the rather large hat you would need for that many applications to get the 9,000 pairs of tickets to see Led Zeppelin’s “one off” appearance at the O2 Arena tonight for the Ahmet Ertegun tribute show, or didn’t have £83,000 to splash out and so weren’t down there yesterday to get fitted for your band there is a consolation.
Channel 4 will tonight show a Led Zep gig tonight, from Madison Square Garden New York on their 1973 tour.
Starting at 11:50pm and finishing at 12:20am.
Yup that’s right a whole half an hour, so with ads before during and after it’s going to be well short of an actual 30 minutes.
Now they say it’s July 27th date at that venue but the clips will be from “The Song Remains The Same” film/DVD which covered the three dates at MSG, looking at a recording of the following days gig (“The Effect Is Shattering…”) that lasts for just over 2 hours 50 minutes, so what can you fit in about a sixth of that. Well one thing you couldn’t is “Moby Dick” which is about 30 seconds short of half an hour, yes that’s right you could fit the whole of the drum solo into this broadcast.
“Dazed And Confused” that’s another out, how about two of the most famous tracks well “Stairway To heaven” and “Whole Lotta Love” together would mean there’d be no room for any ads part way through.