Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
August 16, 1999
Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH


  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Bill Ward - Drums
  • Geoff Nicholls - Keyboards


None available - if you have any, let me know.


Date: 17 Aug 99 19:05:36 EDT
From: Eric Vysther <>
Subject: Cincinnati, Ohio - August 16, 1999

Hey Gang;

Well, once more Sabbath breezed threw the Ohio area, and, I guess the old
saying *IS* true - the third time is a charm! WHAT A PERFORMANCE!

THis was one of those show where the performer and audience just fed off of
each others energy driving the other to bigger heights! WOW!

THe set list was the same except no "Dirty Women" (Thank you!) - but the
performance was just a cut above everything I have seen them do on this 
tour - energetic, masssive and full. Just no stopping 'em.

If this is TRULY the end of Sabbath, then I got to see one of those rare 
gigs where the band exceeding it's legend. Ozzy was manic and note on 
almost all night and Tony, Geezer and Bill were air-tight. We all know the 
effects/stage setup but suffice it to say, the power coming off of both 
Sabbath and the audience was PHENOMENAL. The audience was SO loud and 
energetic - the band loved it, too - Ozzy, in particular exhorting the 
crowd with "You're #1" over and over again. Sure, he does this all the 
time, but you could tell he meant it.

Making this very special for me was my companion for the evening was dear 
old Dad! He LOVED it and even commented on the band's musical power & the
performance...Dad is 60 by the way...even HE was clapping along and 
admiring the show! WOW!

If ANYONE out there got this one on VIDEO, P L E A S E contact me!


God Bless;

Eric Vysther

"The Man In Black - The Guardian of the Night"

Subject: Sabbath in Cincinnati
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 14:49:20 -0400

This makes my third Reunion show. The one in Dayton was fantastic, Ozzfest 
in Columbus was somewhat disappointing with Ozzy's throat problems, but oh 
well, Sabbath was still good for as long as they played. I bought my 
tickets with a little trepidition after the Texas shows(sorry about your 
luck folks!)(really). Drain Sth came out strong, I really enjoy them. Their 
music is just familiar enough with their twist to make it quite palatable 
to my taste. Next, Godsmack, to me they are just another metal 
band,although the vocals are easier to take than most. I ended up getting 
12th row seats dead center( also stone cold sober). When Sabbath came out 
it was just overwhelming to be that close! Yes, Ozzy looked tired and ill 
but he held up fantastic. His voice did not even waver on Sweetleaf! He 
finally did crack a few times on Children of the Grave, but not bad. his 
vocals were strong enough this night that he almost completely overrode 
Nicholls background vocals on Warpigs. I think even the Ozzman was 
surprised that he held up this well, you could see it in his eyes as he 
sang song after song! The rest of the boys were as always phenomemal, it 
was a real joy to see Ward back with them this year! I actually shed a tear 
to think this might really be the Last Supper for Sabbath, but what