Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
June 4, 1999
Nissan Pavillion
Washington, DC


  • 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: "Carl and Sheri Tripodi" <>
Subject: Ozzfest at Nissan Pavilion...
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 10:23:17 -0400

In case you are wondering, the Nissan Pavilion is in N. Virginia, west of 
D.C. Better late than never I say. This all day concert was absolutely 
awesome. I tried to see as many bands as I could. Slipknot was very 
different, but cool. The bands I really enjoyed were Drain STH, Fear 
Factory, Godsmack, Slayer, Rob Zombie, and of course Black Sabbath. Zombie 
is a great entertainer, and Slayer were simply fantastic.

When Sabbath came out, that was all she wrote. These guys are still 
powerful and loud. When most hard rock/metal bands get older, they wimp 
out, but not Sabbath. Ozzy still has the energy of a person in his 
twenties. Not one disappointing moment. They rocked and rocked very hard. 
There was not a sitting person in the whole place, and it was packed.

I can't wait for Tony Iommi's solo project to come out. And I will have to 
get get Geezer's cd. I also want to get the 2nd installment of Nativity in 
Black. I hope its as good as the first. Later

Carl Tripodi
Annapolis, Md.

From: "Jimmy H." <>
Subject: Ozzfest 99' VA. June 4th
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 10:23:58 PDT


I just got back from Ozzfest 99' in Manasass Virginia. THe Fest last year 
could not compare to the carnage and all out raw energy displayed at this 
years event. Going into the event my OPENED water bottle was confinscated 
because no OPEN containers are allowed inside. SO I quickly hurried over to 
buy a $3.00 water bottle, can we say rip off. Anyway I met a few of my 
friends and hurried over to check out the insane t-shirt prices. A band was 
playing on second stage but I did not go over there. Then I heard that 
SLipKnot was playing so I rushed over to the insanity. I started Juping 
around and going nuts. After they played an overpowering set. It was time 
for me to meet them. I got an autograph from the Guitar player James and 
shook hands with the rest of the band. THen I heard the System of a Down 
where on the main stage. I immediatly rushed over to hear them. THeir music 
is stunning and their message is kind of like Rage Against the Machine. 
Truely awesome. THen after meeting some interesting media types (trying to 
work my way backstage for free) I heard that GODSMACK was comming on. THeir 
music was good as always. I enjoyed hearing from a WICCAN follower who has 
met the band and told me all about the band. She is 45 years old and still 
rockin, I love that. After managing to get some free food from a Backstage 
patron that gets the free catering I headed over to hear DEFTONES. Man they 
were OFF. I have seen DEFTONES one other time. It appeared to me that he 
was way too drunk or disturbed or both. THey just did not get the crowd 
into it. Fortunatly ROB ZOMBIE came out with a powerful display. DUrring 
the start of THunder Kiss 65' The lead guitar player had a little problem 
with his guitar and smashed it to pieces. THen ZOmbie gave the guitar to a 
fan, that was mugged for it. After that I proceeded to the backstage area 
to talk to the Media people once again. THis time I met the Man who 
anounced the bands all day and he gave me a TONY IOMMI Pick. I was very 
HAPPY with this. He is an awesome dude. Then the sirens went off. IT was 
time, 2nd time being treated with musical insanity from the masters of all 
heavy metal, BLACK SABBATH! The music just brought out the energy of the 
crowd. It was an amazing performance. At times I would jump on top of the 
seats in front of me and whistle the loudest. Ozzy and Tony both pointed at 
me and laughed. I was just going NUTS. THis concert was way better than the 
PITTSBURG SABBATH show where a lot of people sat and hugged. THESE were 
real SABBATH fans at OZZFEST. After Parinoid the usual streamers were shot 
all over the crowd I was exhausted and had to go see a friend at the 
backstage entrance. As I was sitting there talking Ozzy's son came out of 
the backstage area. I shook his hand and told him his dad was the greatest. 
I asked if he would tell him JIM says HI. He said he promised and I 
laughed. THen it was time to go home and wait for the Pittsburg Ozzfest. 
See all the wonderdful fans there. Later from here...