Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
July 3, 1999
Alpine Valley
Milwaukee, WI


  • 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: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 21:41:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Dettwiler <>
Subject: Ozzfest - East Troy, WI - July 3rd 

Still recovering from Ozzfest yesterday......Oh my neck!

I didn't take notes, but, according to my blurry memory, the playlist
went like this:

War Pigs 
N.I.B. w/Bassically solo
Fairies Wear Boots
After Forever
Electric Funeral
Into the Void
Children of the Grave w/Embryo solo
Black Sabbath
Iron Man
Paranoid w/Supernaut tease

My order may be defective, but I'm sure that I haven't missed any.
Noticeably absent was "Dirty Women", which I've always been fond of. A very 
satisfying set anyway.

Ozzy's voice was holding up allright until "Sweetleaf" during which it all 
but disappeared. Maybe if he didn't scream at the crowd so much between 
songs it would hold up longer! Fortunately, the audience was able to fill 
in for Ozzy.

Ozzy introduced Terry first, then Bill about ten times, then Tony which of 
course brought the biggest roar/scream from the crowd. Ozzy kowtowed to 
Tony while the crowd cheered. A kickass gesture I thought!

I'm not trying to piss anybody off, but most of the Ozzfest line-up was
lame. I wish Drain STH had started later so that I wouldn't have come so 
early. Drain and Slayer were cool, but the rest were pretty boring. I 
missed Primus to see Slipknot, oops! I'm not a Primus fan, but I'm
definitely not a Slipknot fan! I'll have to admit that they tried harder 
than anybody else. It was 85 degrees in the shade and these guys are 
wearing heavy coveralls and rubber masks! I expected to see some tit at the 
Fear Factory show, but that part of the act was dropped. (like "Dirty 
Women" from the Sab set. I smell a conspiracy!)

There was a lot of shit flying around at the main stage. Mostly plastic
water bottles, but I had the honor of taking it right in the lower back
from a glass beer bottle during the Godsmack set! Some FAGGOT up in the
lawn seats hurled it down into the reserved seating area where I was
standing. If I had been sitting in my seat I would have taken it in the
head! As it was, it exploded and a friend standing next to me got his leg 
cut by one of the flying shards. Amazingly, I didn't even get a bruise!

The parking lot was fun afterwards: lots of fireworks. Of course, since
fireworks are illegal and I've already been ticketed for same, I just
watched. (HA!)

My life is complete, I've seen what I thought I'd never see, the original 

Date: Fri, 9 Jul 1999 17:50:49 -0400
Subject: Black Sabbath, #914

ok ya'll. i was at ozzfest at alpine valley on 7-3-99, and sabbath rocked. 
now mind ya, i didn't show up 'till 8:00. obvious reasons. i'm an old 
foggie, and the thrash seen is not my bag. ozzy sang, toni jammed, geezer 
was thumpin' and bill was bangin'. all we're tight and right there with 
each other. very impressive! also, my first sabbath show. sin after sin, 
huh!! but as i said, they we're what sabbath is supposed to be. no 
arguements, no misses, just pure black magic!!!!

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