Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
July 19, 2005
Tweeter Center Waterfront
Camden, NJ (Philadelphia)


  • Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
  • Tony Iommi - Guitar
  • Geezer Butler - Bass
  • Bill Ward - Drums
  • Adam Wakeman - Keyboards


  1. N.I.B.
  2. After Forever
  3. War Pigs
  4. Dirty Women
  5. Fairies Wear Boots
  6. Symptom Of The Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral
  7. Iron Man
  8. Into The Void
  9. Black Sabbath
  10. The Wizard
  11. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Paranoid
  12. Encore: Children Of The Grave
  13. Outro: Changes


You can view the photo gallery for this gig here.


From: "Chris M" <>
Subject: Camden Review and Pictures
Date sent: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 17:07:22 -0400

Hi Joe,

Review, Camden, NJ July 19th at The Tweeter Center:

I was at Ozzfest 2004 last year. I was excited to see Black Sabbath for the very first time. Ozzy was sick, and I was dissapointed, but it was still great to see Rob Halford fill in. This time however, I wasnt dissapointed one bit.

Many people will say Iron Maiden stole the show from Sabbath at this show. I however think it was the other way around. Maybe I'm biast. The reviews that came in suggested Ozzy sounded as good as he did in the 70's. This was enough to draw the crowd.

Instead of having the stage open like last year's concert, they had a large curtain closing the stage with 'Black Sabbath' written on it. It got quite. Then, "I cant fuckin hear you!!!". People went nuts. They started to play the intro. This time not on video, but the audio, with the curtain changing different colors. After about 2 minutes the lights dimmed and the curtain pulled away and the band walked out.

Geezer belted out the begining to N.I.B and the show began. People were going wild! Now the moment of truth. Was Ozzy's voice as good as everyone was saying it was? Of course! Flawless through the whole set list, untill Paranoid when it started to crack here and there. But he even noted "My voice is starting to crack here". Did anyone notice? No. After they played Paranoid, they walked off like it was over. The lighters came out. Ozzy ran out on stage with his hand to his ear. The band walked back out. "Heres a song called Children of The Grave". They encored with Children and Sleeping village, but left out The Wizard for some reason.

Overall, a fantastic show. I couldnt have expected better. The band seemed to love playing, and they were all smiling and having a great time. It's great to see everyone is in good shape espescially Ozzy who is off the dope, off the booze and runs some 5 miles a day. These guys are definately not over with.

I cant wait for next years Ozzfest....

Set list for Camden:

After Forever
Dirty Women
Fairies Wear Boots
War Pigs
Into The Void
Symptom Of The Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral (whole song)
Iron Man
Black Sabbath
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Paranoid
Encore: Children Of The Grave, Sleeping Village
Outro: Changes

(not all in order)

From: "Frank Burock" <>
To: <>
Subject: Ozzfest Review - Camden, NJ on July 19, 2005
Date sent: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:38:36 -0400

Camden, NJ(July 19)

Let me start off by saying it was HOT at the Tweeter Center for this venue of this years Ozzfest. The first thing i always do at these "fests" is to check out the merchandise, specifically of course, Sabbath items. I've been seeing Black Sabbath since 1978's Never Say Die tour with Van Halen and i can't ever remember the shirts looking so feeble. They looked as if someone in the 6th grade designed them, no creativity whatsoever. I still managed to buy a cool hat with the red devil logo alongside the words "Black Sabbath"($30) and a program($20), NO SHIRTS.

We arrived too late to see Rob Zombie or Black Label Society, and unfortunately had to endure all of the noize of Shadows Fall and Mudvayne. If this is the future of Metal, It will cease to exist in ten years. Complete Crap!

Iron Maiden - though i own a lot of their stuff, i had never seen them before. They had a lot of energy, especially Bruce Dickinson, who really never stopped running in the oppressive heat. You could tell they're sound was very tight just like Judas Priest was at Ozzfest the year before. Highlights included the "Goat" beast during Number of the Beast,a mature 20+ foot Eddy walking around the stage and Bruce telling the crowd if they came to see the Dave Matthews Band, they're in the wrong "FUCKIN" place! My only disappointments were the vocals were not loud enough and they didn't play my favorite Maiden song, Flight of Icarus. One other observation i made was that i think Bruce Dickinson is even smaller than another great voice, Ronnie James Dio. Who'd have thunk it! The power that comes out of their little bodies.

On to the main event:

Black Sabbath - If you've never seen them before or have rarely seen them, there is nothing quite like the intros leading up to the first song beginning, this time NIB, with the 4 principals appearing like the heavy metal gods they are. The intro features about a dozen memorable Iommi riffs from the records alongside some Ozzy screaming. However once you've seen this a few times, you sort of look for something else. I've seen this about 7 times since the reformation and noticed i wasn't as excited as past times. Maybe it was because "War Pigs" wasn't the first song. IMHO, there is no better opening song on record or in concert in rock EVER. Plus that song is more relevant today than its ever been, but most lightweight radio people will not play it.

The set list was identical to the last couple European shows with the exception of NO "The Wizard". Who knows why? So we get 10 songs and an encore in a little more than 60 minutes, that's it! I don't count these 20 second intro riffs as songs, i.e., Sympton of the Universe, Sweet Leaf, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. Play the whole song or nothing from it! Again, had this been the first time i ever saw Sabbath, which by the way, contrary to public opinion, they killed Van Halen(who would never be any better),i would be happier than hell; But it isn't and it's about time they start giving these sold out crowds a little more than 20 seconds of Sleeping Village in the way of new material. That is ridiculous. What does Ozzy care, He's only reading the lyrics from monitors anyway! They did one complete song from their last five albums(Dirty Women and it went on far, far too long)What about anything from Never Say Die or Volume 4? Perhaps they feel today's musical landscape is so barren and pathetic that they only have to keep the status quo until they're 75 years old and they'll keep selling out. They're probably right, but it doesn't make their long time fans feel good.

Ozzy - Looked much better than previously; maybe sobriety is paying off. Messed up words to Dirty Women. Still, definitely should let the band play some different songs, i assume it's his or the witches call.

Geezer - Very good as usual.

Bill - Ditto, this time sporting a beard.

Tony - Very good, but was not his usual self. Something seemed to be pissing him off, whether it was almost getting hit by an empty Ozzy water bucket a few times or Ozzy screaming too close to his solos , i don't know.

All in all, a good performance, but this time, for the first time, they reminded me of a band on a job, watching the playing time, cutting out one song completely and can't waiting to get the hell out of there.


Subject: 7/19/05 REVIEW
Date sent: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:14:12 -0400

7/19/05 Review

At 9:20 a velvet red banner with the Master of Reality Black Sabbath logo was drawn over the stage at the Tweeter Center. Anyone who had attended the Ozzfest show last year in Camden couldn't help but experience at least the slightest bit of déjà vu. Last year as Sabbath was about to take the stage it was announced that Ozzy had fallen ill with "bronchitis" and that Rob Halford would be taking his place that evening. No refunds were offered to the crowd. I for one, had my fingers crossed and was hoping that Ozzy would show up this year. Any doubts I had were instantly dissipated with a familiar shriek of "I can't fucking hear you!" from behind the curtain.

Ozzy was there indeed and he performed marvelously. It was one of the most energetic and heart felt performances I had seen from him since the Sabbath reunion shows in 1999. The whole band sounded unbelievable. Tony played extended and improvised solos on several songs. The set list was the same from the European shows with the exception of the Wizard which was dropped from the set list tonight. In my opinion the best song of the night was Black Sabbath. One could easily close their eyes and believe they were listening to the version on the 69' album. Absolutely amazing! Ozzys voice started to crack towards the end of the show during Paranoid at the "can you help me" verse. However he finished the rest of the song decently. When the band came back on for their encore Children of the Grave, Ozzy said that his chords were "all fucked up" and that he wanted us to help him out and sing with him. Surprisingly, his voice held up very well through out the song. The band took a final bow and concluded an unbelievable performance.

-Steven Burg