- Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Bill Ward - Drums
- Geoff Nicholls - Keyboards
None available - if you have any, let me know.
TOUR REVIEWS & REMARKS
Date sent: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:42:43 EDT
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 <email@example.com>
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):
N. I. B.
Fairies Wear Boots
Into The Void
Tony Iommi Solo
Children of The Grave
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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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" <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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!
From: "D-Wal" <email@example.com>
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!