Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
August 6, 1999
Walnut Creek
Raleigh, NC


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


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


From: "Williams, Jr., Fred" <>
Subject: Black Sabbath, Raleigh NC
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1999 15:04:46 -0400 


I saw the show in Raleigh and was lucky enough to see the show from 6th
row!! It's good to know that the good people here in Raleigh NC still 
allow the fans who wish to brave the lottery that you can still get good 
tickets. The people at the outlet where I bought my tickets took all of our 
names (there were only 10 people in line), got all of our money and the 
number of tickets we wanted, so when they went on sale, she just starting 
printing!! I still "only" got 6th row, but hell, I was damn close.

My wife told me from one month before the show that she was going with me
and up until I got home from work at 5:30 pm the night of the show (started
at 7:30pm), she said she didn't want to go!! The second person I called
took the other ticket. Can you blame them? I call and say, "Do you want 
to go see Sabbath? I got 6th row ticket??!!!" Of course, you would say 
"Hell yes!"

Anyway, I missed Drain. That sucked, because the local college station 
WKNC 88.1 plays their songs and I really dug most of the cuts. Plus, they 
look pretty damn good.

Godsmack was pretty good, even though the fan support sucked for them. 
Most everyone in the front were sitting on their duffs during their whole 
set except for a few die hards up front. However, when they played 
"Whatever", most everyone got up either for, (1) They knew this was the 
last song and Sabbath would soon be here or (2) That was the only song they 
recognize. I got their CD when I saw the Internet cybercast of the 
Ozzfest, I thought they were pretty good. Everyone there agreed that the 
drummer, Tommy, pounded the kit all night. A pretty cool mosh pit formed 
in the lawn area during this set. I don't know if it lasted for Sabbath, 
because all of my attention was up front.

The amphitheater stops selling beer now at 9:15 pm, so after Sabbath played
War Pigs, I bolted for the beer stand. I love being up front, because you
can dart for a beer and be back before they launch into the next song!!

However, after the third song, I had to piss. So, I left for the second
time during the Sabbath set. I was pissed that I had to piss, but what
could I do?

Anyway, I didn't take notes about what songs were played in which order, 
but Sabbath rocked. The sound was incredible, everyone was crisp and clear 
as a bell. It gets about 95 degrees with a 95 percent humidity in Raleigh 
in August, so Ozzy's water cannon was a big relief, since we could not get
anymore beer. Whenever Ozzy would shoot the cannon, jet along the very top
of the stage would also spew water, so the place was soaked! 

Tony must be Satan , because during the heat and for the entire set, he had
on his long, black trenchcoat and didn't break a sweat.

To all of the security at Walnut Creek, I have one thing to say "Go 
straight to hell, you fucking cop wanna-be's."

Fred Williams