Neil Preston If you're a fan of Led Zeppelin, you're familiar with…
- Posted on Nov 5th 2012 1:15PM by Jason MacNeil
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As seen in a YouTube clip and mentioned on the message boards of Led Zeppelin's official site, Plant and his group The Sensational Space Shifters had just performed Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" at Estadio Luna Park and were wrapping up "Rock and Roll." Near the end of "Rock and Roll" (and about 11:15 into the clip) a man jumps onstage and approach Plant from hiss left as the 64-year-old thanks the crowd for coming out.
Plant sees the fan at the last minute and crouches backward. However, a roadie comes from the other side of the stage. In trying to tackle the fan, the roadie inadvertently knocks Plant over to the ground. The singer quickly gets up and says "Easy, easy" in the direction of the roadies, most likely asking them to not rough up the fan. Fortunately, the fan had no weapon nor does it appear that Plant was injured.
"Thank you very much for the fun," Plant says before he leaves the stage. The South American tour continued the next evening in the same venue. Plant's next show is tomorrow night in Santiago, Chile.
Plant got off much easier than the infamous incident at Toronto's Virgin Music Festival in 2008 when a man got onstage and tackled Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher from behind. Gallagher suffered broken ribs and the band was forced to cancel some concert dates as a result.