- Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Bill Ward - Drums
- Adam Wakeman - Keyboards
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From: Armijn Hemel <email@example.com>
Subject: review nijmegen
Date sent: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 13:40:27 +0200
OK, I've waken up a bit, so
it's time for a more thorough review of Sabbath's set. The set list was
the same. The "medleys" that were mentioned on the page were mostly just
intros ("Symptom", "Sweet Leaf", etc.). I thought Ozzy's voice was good.
Geezer was banging away on his bass and Tony was his cool self. Probably
Adam Wakeman was behind the stage somewhere, because he couldn't be seen
anywhere. To be honest, I quite forgot about him, until I read other
reviews and was like "Oh yeah, he must have been there too, but where?".
As usual, Ozzy warmed up the crowd during the intro tape before he got on
stage. First, Bill came on stage, about two minutes before the others.
They started with "N.I.B." towards the end of the song Ozzy showed us his
It was pretty warm, so no one minded that Ozzy was throwing buckets of
water. A funny thing happened when he was throwing one of the buckets.
There were cameras all around to film it for the screens on the side. He
threw one bucket right over the camera. You could see the cameraman was
*not* amused (because it was the second time Ozzy hit him with water). As
Ozzy was running back to the mike, he noticed what he had done. He turned
around, shouted and "SORRY!" to the cameraman (obvious from his lips). I
thought that was kind of sweet. I mean, there you have the "Prince of
Darkness" apologizing for throwing water on a very expensive TV camera and
actually feeling bad enough to apologize for it. Talking about the TV
cameras, I don't know if they kept these recordings.
After "Dirty Women", they crashed immediately into "Symptom Of The
Universe". Oh, if anyone doubts that if Ozzy played the harmonica, I'm
really sure he did, because it sounded not at all like on record. They
wouldn't have made mistakes in a sample, now would they? ;-) (This as a
reaction to other reviews on sabbathlive and black-sabbath.com)
The heaviest songs were definitely "Black Sabbath" and "Children Of The
Grave". There was no outro tape with "Changes". The sound level was loud.
I was actually glad I was wearing earplugs (as I usually do). Afterwards,
we were wondering if it really was 90 minutes, because it seemed a lot
shorter. I really hope we don't have to wait another 5.5 years to see them
Because the festival was so massive, there were several barriers put in
place. There was one right in front of the stage (as usual), then one
about 10 or 15 yards in front of the PA, then there was another one. To be
allowed in the part behind the 2nd barrier, you needed a special
wristband. We were smart enough to get one during Motorhead, so during
Black Sabbath we were at the 2nd barrier. We weren't right in front
of the stage, but still close enough to make it feel intimate for us. We
saw a part of Motorhead and all of Slayer from the field and that just
didn't make it feel right.
As for as the other bands... What other bands?
Bullet for my Valentine was replaced by Autumn on the day of the festival
itself. I think they left the running order intact.
Motorhead was OK. My concert buddy told me this was the 13th time we saw
them. They're always OK, as they were this time.
Slayer - Ah well. Tom Araya has a little goatee now (with gray hairs),
which actually makes him look really friendly. Kerry King also has tattoos
on the back of his head now.
Velvet Revolver - We liked the Guns 'n Roses songs they did.
Audioslave - Ah well.
Rammstein - Lots of pyrotechnics and I mean a *LOT*. They were supposed to
play 15 minutes longer than they did and it was not clear were finished.
We expected a huge grenade like thing as the final encore, with lots of
fireworks , but a tape was played instead. Everyone was confused if it was
the end and so it was more like a party popper.
That was all the bands we saw. We decided to leave a bit later. There were
about 45,000 people there, and to be honest, they weren't all there for
Black Sabbath. I got the impression that when Chris Cornell mentioned that
the other bands that would
play on the main stage people were cheering louder for Black Sabbath than
for Rammstein. But there were already quite a few people in front of the
stage where Black Sabbath would play, including me, so it might have been
just a matter of perception...
Quite a lot of people were there for Rammstein, nice weather, drinking
beer, sitting in the grass and watching a few bands play. For us the prime
thing is the music.
Merchandise was extremely expensive. I saw a pretty normal Motorhead shirt
for EUR 45 (about $50). That equals fl 100. Back in 1998. I bought my
Motorhead shirt for fl 35.
From: "Aime De Prost" <Aime.DeProst@millerlaw.be>
Subject: Review Black Sabbath Concert on 18/06/05-Fields of Rock-Nijmegen
Date sent: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 09:44:29 +0200
First of all, many thanks to your excellent website. I really enjoy it !
It was the first time i ever saw Black Sabbath but, wow, what a blast ! I
had a ticket for a Ozzyconcert in Ahoy (Rotterdam) in january 2004, but
that concert was cancelled due to the accident Ozzy had in december 2003.
But now, after 20 years of waiting, it was really going to happen. The sun
was shining and it was a really nice day. The other groups ware good
aswell. Motörhead was raw and very loud. Velvet Revolver even played
'Mister Brownstone' and Audioslave concluded with the powerfull 'Freedom'.
Then Ozzy began shouting from behind the curtain. I can't f*****g hear
you. The crowd was roaring. An introtape played some Sabbath Tunes and
finally the boys came on stage. They loanched into a frantic N.I.B. They
played the same set as their previous European gigs. The band had a nice
time. Ozzy was always smiling and throwing buckets of water into the
crowd. Tony and Geezer played perfect and Bill was starting his second
youth. They played a full 01h30 minutes i was really amazed with the pace
and the energy of the band. I hope to see the boys again someday but i'm
gratefull to have witnessed this fantastic concert. Thank you guys !
Aimé from Belgium.