B33275 – Led Zeppelin 1980 Autographed Concert Ticket (Germany) – £OFFERS
An extremely rare fully autographed Led Zeppelin 1980 concert ticket that has been signed by the group in blue ballpoint pen. The ticket is for Led Zeppelin’s performance that took place at Forest Vorst Internationaal, Brussels, Belgium 20th June 1980, this was the third date of the group’s final tour and it had been rescheduled from 5th June 1980. Autographs from this period are extremely scarce. The autographs come with an extremely detailed letter that reads ‘I was backpacking round Europe and knew Zep were touring but thought everywhere would be sold out. I made my way to Brussels and eventually found the box office but I was refused tickets because I couldn’t speech [sic] fluent French. I bumped into a guy outside who had a French degree and he bought my tickets for me. First bit of incredible luck! I attended the concert and thoroughly enjoyed a blistering evening. I was totally elated and was making my way out when I spotted a guest pass on a stairwell. Not believing my luck I picked it up and made my way backstage. My joy was short lived as the band had left. I started to leave but asked a roadie where they were staying. After a bit of banter he told me the Sheraton Hotel. Arriving at the hotel I made my way to the bar. I ordered a drink and spotted my pass and charged my drink to Led Zeppelin. Looking round I found I was 5 yards away from Robert Plant’s table. I made my way over and went straight to him and asked him about his favourite subject……… Wolverhampton Wanderers! After about 10 minutes of football talk, I shook his hand and asked him to sign my ticket which he duly did. I made my way to John Paul Jones who was sipping wine. After a short chat he also signed my ticket. I moved on to John Bonham. He was drinking a very large beer (a man after my own heart). We started talking and on hearing my Sunderland accent he asked me if this was the only gig I was attending. When I told him it was, he immediately called to Harvey Goldsmith and demanded that he got me tickets for the following night at the Ahoy in Rotterdam. He shook my hand and signed my ticket. One member to go but no sign on Jimmy Page. I was about to give up and go when in he came, flanked by 2 immense “bodyguards”. I bravely made my way over but was not allowed to talk to him. After a little insistence and waving my ticket Jimmy finally told his security guys to let me through. We spoke briefly and he completed my ticket of signatures. I have missed out some details of how I was in Brussels and how I got the tickets. I was backpacking round Europe and knew Zep were touring but thought everywhere would be sold out. I made my way to Brussels and eventually found the box office but I was refused tickets because I couldn’t speech [sic] fluent French. I bumped into a guy outside who had a French degree and he bought my tickets for me. First bit of incredible luck! How I met a lovely American girl who accompanied me to the gig and hotel also meeting with her heroes. How the Zep guys were surrounded by lots of “hangers on” How I sat for about 10 minutes terrified about approaching my heroes then remembered about Robert’s obsession with football. How 2 young blond girls who I’m sure had never heard of Wolverhampton Wanderers hung on his every word about them. How John Paul Jones looked more like a very smart country gentlemen than a fully fledged rock star. How when John Bonham told Harvey Goldsmith to get me tickets I was treated with complete disdain by him and John had a right go at him to get my tickets. How Jimmy Page first refused to shake my hand in case I had hidden something to cut his hand with. How I was given enough money by a Zep associate (possibly Richard Cole?) to pay for a hotel for the night and then was subsequently driven by a chauffeur in Zep’s stretch limo to my hotel. How when I arrived at The Ahoy the next day my name was not on the guest list but a phone call was made to John Bonham who immediately told them to give me the best tickets and apologised for them not being there. The ticket measures 7cm x 8.75cm (2.75 inches x 3.5 inches). The condition is excellent.
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