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If you’re an aging stoner who drives a conversion van airbrushed with a mural of a wizard battling a Viking, you were probably stoked for Monday night, when Led Zeppelin finally reunited at London’s O2 Arena for their first public concert in 19 years. A breathless NME.com liveblogged the entire set, from Ledzeptix_2 opener Good Times Bad Times to Ramble On (“Done in extremely slow, bluesy manner, with shards of electric guitar from Jimmy Page”) to Black Dog (“Quite muddy sound ... crowd singing the 'ah-ah’ bits back at (Robert) Plant”). “The crowd is going wild inside the O2,” NME’s Alan Woodhouse wrote after Zep played Nobody’s Fault But Mine. “People are hugging strangers, some are crying, some are punching the air with joy. This must be the rock 'n’ roll equivalent of winning the World Cup.” Celebrities in attendance included: Paul McCartney, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Pink, Marilyn Manson, Liam Gallagher and Dave Grohl. And to answer your question: Of course they played Stairway to Heaven. “From the moment those opening notes rang out the whole audience went absolutely crazy,” NME wrote. “The atmosphere is electric.”

Here's the complete setlist, courtesy of NME.com:

Good Times Bad Times

Ramble On

Black Dog

Ledzep_2 In My Time of Dying

For Your Life

Trampled Under Foot

Nobody's Fault But Mine

No Quarter

Since I've Been Loving You

Dazed and Confused

Zep Stairway To Heaven

The Song Remains The Same

Misty Mountain Hop

Kashmir

Whole Lotta Love

Rock And Roll

(Photos: Ticket, Getty Images; Page/Plant, AP [2003]; album art, Amazon.com.)

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