Black Sabbath Concert Reviews
July 24, 2005
Nissan Pavilion
Washington, DC


  • 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


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From: "Larry Burnett" <>
To: <>
Subject: Ozzfest 2005 Tour Sab show
Date sent: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 20:46:09 -0400

HI Joe,

With the baby and all, you could be a bit behind, or is it that none of the people who've been have sent you anything? Anyway, here's my take of Sabbath at Ozzfest 2005 from Bristow, VA (Washington DC)

First off, I had the pleasure of taking my 15 year old son, and old-school metal-head, to his first Ozzfest to see two of his favorite bands, and they didn't disappoint. And being to old for the GA pit, I bought him the ticket for the floor, and opted for a seat myself. (not a great seat, but with the video monitors, that didn't matter so much.) Of course, now I'm highly envious, as he spent nearly the entire main portion of the show dead-center, five feet from the stage.

After spending the first half of the day in the sun, and seeing a decent Zimbie set (that included snippets of a couple Joe Walsh songs and a Van Halen song), time came to be herded over to the main stage for the real show. The first three bands were OK (even as a BLS fan, that's about all I can say), and then came a very energetic Iron Maiden. At this point, they had stolen the show completely, and I thought they'd be the highlight, especially given Ozzy's lessening physical appearance on the TV show. (a couple Spinal Tap-ish props were used, cheesing up the show a bit, but still fun just the same: The "beast" during the Number of the Beast, and the 12-foot tall Ed that came out and terrorized the set:/)

And then out come the Masters of Metal. About 15 minutes early, with the image/audio montage before launching into the show, which looks to be the exact same set list as the British shows. Of course, prior to going I hadn't read any previous setlists, so i wasn't sure what to expect. I was really presently surprised to hear Dirty Women, with a quiet Ozzy and a f-ing brilliant guitar solo by Tony, which was the personal highlight for me. (when I saw them last on the Reunion tour, Ozzy wouldn't shutup for a second, rendering the guitar solos pointless). Early on, Ozzy told us that he was told he should cancel the show, because of his chest cold, but he could do that to us, which make him look even more indestructible . A couple times, the lights dimmed while he went back to the drum riser to take whatever it was for his apparent cold, and we did hear a couple tell-tale coughs, but he still gave his all. The guy never stopped, and certainly wouldn't let us stop either. Running in place, practically doing jumping jacks every time he wanted us to clap, and running from point a to point b, the guy is a ball of energy from start to finish.

The only real disappointment for me was the Symptom Of The Universe tease, which damn near had me crapping me pants and jumping up and down, and when it just fizzled and they went to Sweet Leaf and then Electric Funeral, I felt very let down. But that was quickly forgiven, as the rest of the set was just as kick ass as the rest, and left everyone drained by the end of the night.

Still worn out from the hours of head banging and screaming like an idiot,