- Ozzy Osbourne - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Bill Ward - Drums
- Adam Wakeman - Keyboards
- After Forever
- War Pigs
- Dirty Women
- Fairies Wear Boots
- Symptom Of The Universe / Sweet Leaf /
- Iron Man
- Into The Void
- Black Sabbath
- The Wizard
- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Paranoid
- Encore: Children Of The Grave
- Outro: Changes
CONCERT PHOTO GALLERY
You can view the photo gallery for this gig here.
FAN SUBMITTED TOUR REVIEWS & REMARKS
From: "Chris M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Camden Review and Pictures
Date sent: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 17:07:22 -0400
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:
Fairies Wear Boots
Into The Void
Symptom Of The Universe / Sweet Leaf / Electric Funeral (whole song)
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath / Paranoid
Encore: Children Of The Grave, Sleeping Village
(not all in order)
From: "Frank Burock" <email@example.com>
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.
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
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
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