Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
June 16, 1999
Tweeter Center
Mansfield, MA


  • 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 sent: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:42:43 EDT 
Subject: Reunion%20Tour%20Report 

I have a concert report for June 16th, '99 The concert ruled!!! It was my third time seeing Sabbath and my second time seeing Sabbath with Bill Ward. Ozzy sang great and it was like I was seeing music history before my eyes. Bill Ward did an awesome job on the drums, expecially at the end of Snowblind. It was funny when Ozzy kept on saying This is Bill Ward 15 times and the way he said it made me laugh. I was still cheering for Bill though. I think that I made eye to eye contact with Ozzy at least once during the show, since I was in the center just before sections 1 and 2 were divided by the barrier, dividing the other sections. Iommi's solo did sound a bit like Die Young, but then I heard some of the into to Dying for Love thrown in, then Iommi just started playing this solo and it was like nothing I ever heard before. It was actually different than anything i ever heard Tony do. Geezer was full of energy as well and his bass was like the rumbling of thunder as you hear it across the sky. Ozzy is a great musician and my favorite singer, and although I won't be going to this year's Ozzfest, I'll still have memories to cherish from that one, the Black Sabbath show in Boston, Ozzfest '98 and the Ozzfest the year before that one. Lowlights were that they didn''t do anything off of Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Never Say Die, or Technical Ex. They did Dirty Women at the show in Boston and that was a highlight there for me but not this time. Highlights were hearing Into the Void, Electric Funeral, Snowblind, Faries Wear Boots, and N.I.B. I was also surprised to hear part of Supernaut just before Paraniod, like they did at the show in '97, which was also my first concert ever. I was happy and surprised 'cause I wasn't expecting it. I went totally crazy during Children of the Grave, and that's when I went all out and I was jumping off of chairs, headbanging, and shouting along to the song, definatly my craziest moment, as it was during the show in Boston and at Ozzfest '97. Well, that''s my report, I hope you enjoy it!. James

Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 12:22:14 -0400
From: Leonid Makarovsky <>
Subject: Ozzfest @ Tweeter Center

Ozzfest @ Tweeter Center - Mansfield, Massachusetts, june 16th, 1999.

I'll try to be as brief as possible.

I arrived at 5pm to see Slayer. I didn't like their performance. They were 
way too loud - drum beats were much louder than guitars and Tom Araya's 
vocals. Vocals is a separate issue. Tom can't hit high notes anymore like 
he used 14 years ago. One of the highlights were: Angel of Death, Chemical 
Warfare, Raining Blood, South of Heaven. Overall 5 out of 10.

Deftones, Rob Zombie - break

Black Sabbath. I was 15 feet from the stage a little to the left right in 
front of Geezer Butler and Geoff Nicholls. Sound: Sound was excellent, 
perfectly balanced with couple exceptions: Bass to me was at times much 
louder than Tony's guitar apparently 'cause I was located off the center of 
the stage towards Geezer. Ozzy was not at the top shape, but was ok.

Effects. The same as on Reunion tour: Fireworks, confetti (at the end),
torches during the song Black Sabbath.

Set list (in this order):
War Pigs
N. I. B.
Fairies Wear Boots
Electric Funeral
Sweet Leaf
Into The Void
Member announcing
Tony Iommi Solo
Black Sabbath
Iron Man
Children of The Grave
Supernaut intro

During Fairies and thereafter I noticed Geoff Nicholls was singing every 
tune. I was even under impression that Ozzy was just lipsynching. Me and 
Geoff Nicholls were waving to each other during the whole Black Sabbath 
performance. (Geoff if you're reading it, that was me in "Possessed - Seven 
Churches" longsleeve)

After Into The Void Ozzy introduced the band. The way he did it was very 
hilarious: "This is Geezer Butler... I can't hear you. THIS IS GEEZER 
BUTLER... 6 times".

"And this is Bill Ward. THIS IS BILL WARD!!!!!... 15 times"

"And this is the one and the only Tony Iommi". Then he was bowing to Tony
for like 2 minutes. Then, when he got up:
"And this is Bill Ward. This is Bill Ward. Come on. This is Bill Ward".
Next thing was Tony Iommi solo. This solo was a intro part of Die Young!!!
Then they kick off with Snowblind.

After the encore the band gave the final bow and Ozzy went: "Guys - this is 
Bill Ward. T h i s i s B i l l W a r d". That was pretty funny.

Over all. 10 out of 10 and I just bought tickets for tonite Sabbath show at 
the same place.


From: john ford <>
Subject: Ozzfest
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 09:22:36 PDT

just saw sabbath & the rest of the awesome bands on friday 6/18 @ great 
wood in mansfield,ma.its my 2nd ozzfest w/sabbath & my 3rd time seeing 
them,and i will tell you it was the best so far... i wont go into the 
particulars,suffice to say that the $100 i paid for a seat was worth 
it,just to see those 4 guys standing on stage together smiling like they 
did for their whole set! godsmack (local boys to boston ) primus,slayer & 
rob zombie ( also a local boy )were fantastic!the day couldnt have been 
better,the weather,the people,the lack of hard on security (which is 
usually the norm there)everything was just pissa! i sincerely hope ozzfest 
comes around next year,i am now suffering this huge post sabbath concert 
depression,something i always get after a great concert by a great band or 
bands,so i need to see more of what i got on friday... anyways does anybody 
know the exact title of this new black sabbath tribute album thats out ???
please post it & thanx...

King of all BLACK SABBATH freaks !

From: "Jeremy" <>
Subject: Tweeter Center Shows, Massachusetts
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 11:07:15 PDT

Well, I've just arrived back here on my island home of St. Thomas in one
peice. I caught both Ozzfest dates in Massachusetts. IN-FUCKING-SANE!!! 
I sat about 3/4's of the way up in the pavillion at the 6/16 show and 15th 
row center stage at the 6/18 show. IMO Black Sabbath blew themselves away 
on Friday night. Although they were great on Wed. night, the sound man 
should have been strung up by the balls. Ozzy's mic was constantly feeding 
back and his voice did not sound to good at times. The band almost fucked 
up when Ozzy introduced "Snowblind" and the intro to "Sweet Leaf" began to
play. Everybody onstage just looked at each other all confused. IMO they
should leave "Sweet Leaf" off the set list. It was apparent that Oz was
struggling on it. Tony's guitar solo was better on Wed night.

Friday night's show completely blew the Wed. show out of the water. Ozzy's
voice sounded much better even on "Sweet Leaf." He was absolutely on fire.
His energy level was way above that on Wed night. The crowd was going nuts
chanting "Ozzy, Ozzy, Ozzy!" continuously throughout the set. He 
definately stole the show that night. I was so fucking proud of him. It 
would be a mortal sin if Sabbath should give this up after this tour, I 
think they have so much more life in them. I really got a kick out of the 
three older ladies sitting behind us who were totally enamored by Ozzy. 
Obviously they still want to screw his brains out even after thirty years. 
Go see Ozzfest....It's huge!


From: Tim Caskey <>
Subject: Ozzfest 99 at Tweeter Center June 18
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 00:05:38 GMT

Hey Sabbath heads! Ozzfest kicked ass June 18th at the Tweeter Center. My 
uncle (Bruce) and I went to Ozzfest and man we had a good time! Some of the 
bands on the second stage were cool (esp. Fear Factory, Slipknot, and 
Puya). The main stage though kicked major ass!!! Hed (pe) however should 
have been on the second stage and Fear Factory should have been on the main 
stage (but we can't always get what we want). Godsmack sounded awsome. They 
were hot on all their songs. A System of a Down was good. Primus was funny 
as all hell (I love the song "My name is mud"!). Slayer rock the place to 
hell! Deftones was cool. Rob Zombie was ok but was off key. And Black 
Sabbath ruled!!! They kicked so mch ass it was unbelievable!!! I would love 
to go to Ozzfest again! Thanks for having me on the mailing list!

Tim Caskey

From: "D-Wal" <>
Subject: Mansfield show
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 11:49:03 -0000

Hey, my name is Derek Walther and I was at the second Tweeter Center show. 
I got there at about 11am and stayed until Sabbath was done some 12 hours 
later. What a day! It is quite a good atmosphere, with a bunch of 
entertaining pot-heads and biker types milling about. It was a beautiful, 
hazy day. As far as the bands, I was quite impressed with Godsmack (they 
were the hometown boys at this show). Also, Rob Zombie impressed with his 
dancing girls and flaming stage set-up. The most underrated band of the 
day (and of all of Ozzfest, arguably) was Drain STH. I just can't say 
enought about these lovely ladies. They rock and (listen up Deftones and 
Slayer) they can sing! If Ozzfest continues, these chicks are sure to be 
main stagers. Great beat to their tunes. There's definitely a natural 
male attraction to chicks who don't hold back, but outskill most of the 
guys. Lastly, Sabbath was great. What can I say? Ozzy half dead, Bill 
without a shirt, Iommi cool and confident and Geezer was into it. 'Black 
Sabbath' was delivered in chilling form, as usual and the Supernaut intro 
was a special treat, although I wish they had played the whole song. 
Overall, I think that Ozzfest '99 cemented Sabbath as the metal band that 
deserves to be bowed down to for eternity. There's nothing like them and 
never will be. Originality, skill, catchy musical themes and maturity. 
What more could a band or a fan want? 

p.s. I was also at the Montreal show when Drain STH opened and this was 
the best choice. I was pleasantly surprised to see them again. The line 
of the night was when Ozzy said, "the doctors said I shouldn't come on 
tonight and I told them to go fuck themselves." Classic Ozzy and a 
classic, gutty performance. Bill kissed him on the cheek after the show 
and this showed the love these guys have regained for each other. I hope 
my comments can aid your site!