Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
July 11, 1999
Retama Park
San Antonio, TX


  • 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: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 01:15:10 EDT
Subject: Ozzfest in San Antonio and rock and roll hall of fame

Greetings to all you fellow Black Sabbath fans. I went to the Ozzfest in 
San Antonio on Sunday (July 11, 1999). I arrived there around 3:00 pm 
right when Godsmack came on. I think that all the bands were ok except for 
Rob Zombie. I am not much of a Rob Zombie fan but I think that he put on a 
really good show especially with the fire and the two girls dancing. He 
really gets the crowd going and jumping. After 8 hours of waiting and 
listening to bands that I have never heard of through rain and mud, Black 
Sabbath finally came on. I was really close to the stage even though I 
knew that they were going to be moshers and there were many of them. I 
still haven't figured out why people mosh but I don't care as long as I 
don't get hurt. I was almost hit about 2 or 3 times and I did help them 
out when they needed it. 

When they did War Pigs and showed the pictures of real "war pigs" it was 
really good. Those are real "war pigs" and they should be shown. All the 
songs were good but Black Sabbath was the best with the fire and Ozzy's 
devilish laugh. He does one hell of a job there. Then the guitar playing 
by Tony. I couldn't believe it. He might be 50 or how ever old is but he 
sure can kick butt when it comes to guitar playing. The same goes with 
Geezer and Bill. These guys are in their late 40's or early 50's and 
they're playing like they are in their 20's. When the show ended I was 
really surprised that they played "Robin Hood". They did fireworks but it 
was in a really bad place because it was behind the stage and everyone had 
to move just to see.

Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 20:59:26 -0500
From: David Fisher <>
Subject: ozzfest (San Antonio)

I just wanted to start off by saying I'm a first time writer , But have
been enjoying this news letter for some time now . I just felt the San
Antonio show has not been talked about . I drove in from Houston (home of 
the shittist radio stations in the world) me and four others Andy,
Jamie,Russel,and Evett rented a van . We walked in when Fear Factory was
playing {they rocked) It was a F#*king mess very unorganized when we got
there they ran out of water people were cutting hoses just to cool
themselves down . there were may five food venders that had atleast fifty 
people at all times . I stand in line four an hour in the taco line just to 
be served a hotdog . But any way I am getting away from the real issue here 
.THIS SHOW FUCKING ROCKED! Primus jammed crowed went nuts with" Jerry was 
a race car driver" and Slayer the crowed loved it the adrenaline in the are 
was awesome when Rob Zombie played Thunderkiss the crowed was 
uncontrollable Rob came out and said this was the best show he has seen . 
Then when Sabbath came on it was like my body was in a hole nother state of 
mind I have seen Sabbath three times and every time its been front row and 
nothing changes Black Sabbath is a force of nature. I was in awe I have 
seen approx. one hundred stadium shows and Sabbath blew me away. Ozzy had 
some kind of Medicine he was taking it appeared to be cough medicine he 
also had some one bringing him somthing in a giant coffee cup. but the ozz 
man came thru like he has time and time again.Before the show was over Ozzy 
comes out and says tis was deffitintly the best crowd yet. then at the end 
of the show the grand finalley ended with fire works it was awsome LONG 

From: "lloyd collier" <>
Subject: Ozzfest in San Antonio
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 20:08:16 PDT

The Ozzfest in San Antonio(July 11) was excellent. Black Sabbath was great! 
Ozzy was in fine form--his voice was strong and he worked the crowd like, 
well like Ozzy! Joe, I was surprised to hear about the problems Ozzy had 
in Dallas just a few days after such a memorable performance in San 
Antonio. I thought Black Sabbath looked and sounded better at this Ozzfest 
than they did on the Reunion tour at the Alamodome in January.

Back to the Ozzfest--all Sabbath fans can be proud because Sabbath are 
clearly the best hard rock band going down today. And I am convinced that 
Iommi is the premier guitarist on the concert scene this summer. "Into the 
Void" was incredible! Ozzy introduced Bill Ward about eight times in rapid 
succession, each time Bill Ward had to stand up and bow just as he was 
beginning to sit back down. This is the fifth time I have seen Black 
Sabbath(Never Say Die, Heaven and Hell, Born Again, and Reunion being the 
first four) and I must say that the Last Supper rocked!

There have been some questions regarding Ian Gillan singing "Neon Nights." 
I saw Sabbath with Gillan play this song on Feb. 4th, 1984 at the Convention 
Center Arena in San Antonio. Joe, thanks for the list!

Lloyd A. Collier

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 21:05:36 -0500
From: "jerry w. neagle" <>
Subject: Ozzfest 99 in San Antonio

The show in San Antonio fucking kicked ass!!! I missed most of the opening 
bands because my friends car broke down and we had to hitchhike but the 
bands that I did see kicked ass (even Rob Zombie). I made it in time to 
see the end of Slayer's set and they did a killer encore of Angel of Death. 
Next was Fear Factory headlining the second stage who played a pretty mean 
set to. After that was the Deftones on the main stage, during their set my 
friends and I explored around while the acid began to kick in. We found a 
hill towards the back of the park where people were sliding down into a pit 
of mud. One crazy fucker got chased by the police for mooning a security 
guard. The acid was peaking towards the end of the Deftones and my friend 
Andy and I wandered towards the front to get a good view of Zombies set. 
Zombie always has cool shit on stage, everything from explosion machines, 
go-go dancers and tv screens that have horror movie clips playing. I must 
say his new material isn't as good as the old White Zombie stuff. After 
Rob Zombie was impatiently anticipated Black Sabbath. Then the lights when 
out and the tv screen started showing old band footage as the speakers 
blasted clips from their songs. The the band took the stage and erupted 
into War Pigs. The out door venue definitely contributed to the bad ass 
sound quality. I've seen Black Sabbath twice before and this was their best 
performance I've ever seen. Their set lasted about an two hours and 
everyone played their best. Tony Iommi played a wailing ten minute guitar 
solo and Ozzy ran around on stage like a madman as he usually does. In my 
opinion the highlights of their set were Elecric Funeral, Into the Void, 
Snowblind, and Black Sabbath. Definitely one of the coolest concerts I've 
been to. The Never Never Land carnival that took place while the show was
going on was pretty cool to, they had everything from piercing and tattoos 
to people handing out condoms to mudslides to headshops. After the show 
most people hung out in the parking lot and got fucked up which is what we 
did for about an hour. Then we accepted the fact that we weren't going to 
see Black Sabbath for a while and drowned or sorrows with a bottle of Jim