It’s like the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of rock and roll cover bands:
All Girls. All Zeppelin. Lez Zeppelin.
I had seen them before, last summer at the Highline Ballroom in New York City’s Meatpacking District. And I wanted to see them again, because it’s simply a great rock show – hot chicks kicking Zeppelin. And the Highline is a great little venue to see anything.
This time around I arrived early and found a perch in the balcony, which is a little more relaxed than the main floor. Plus, I had a table, so I could sit and enjoy the show in comfort and with undisturbed sightlines. And table service kept the Guinness flowing though my veins, which always helps.
It was a “fans favorites” show, where you were supposed to chime-in on social media to request your favorite song. I certainly couldn’t be bothered with that. Besides, since my favorite tune is a sleepy little track from Side 3 of Physical Graffiti, I thought the chances of hearing it would be slim.
But after they delivered amazing covers of When The Levee Breaks and How Many More Times, they announced the #1 requested song, which was a surprise for them – and myself. They then slid into it: Ten Years Gone.
If you ever get a chance to see these ladies, it’s well worth the trip. The crowd is a mix of classic rockers, unrepentant dirigible pilots, a few families (families that Zep together, stay together), and lesbians of every persuasion. But as you can tell from this little video snippet, it could just as well be Led Zeppelin up there on the stage. The show simply rocks.