Everything old is new again
The tour culminates with a 30-minute “special encore” performance with Heart and Bonham together paying tribute to more than 300 million records sold, and is a fitting tribute to the legendary drummer who climbed the “Stairway to Heaven” in 1980. Son John’s drum skills are pretty impressive as well, (the apple doesn’t fall far) and his heartfelt words rang true. “I don’t think my father had any idea of the legacy he was creating,” Bonham told the crowd, “and I want to thank you on behalf of my entire family, for supporting us and helping to pass the music of Led Zeppelin on, from generation to generation.” The Pavilion was rockin’ and my heart swelled a bit as I observed the audience leaping to their feet repeatedly. As is often the case at Bethel Woods, there was a “Whole Lotta Love” goin’ on.