- Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
- Tony Iommi - Guitar
- Geezer Butler - Bass
- Vinny Appice - Drums
- Scott Warren - Keyboards
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from Scott Smith <email@example.com>
date May 8, 2007 11:25 PM
subject Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell Tour 2007 (San Antonio
(Selma) Texas gig)
(or Heaven and Hell) on May 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
in Selma (San Antonio), Texas, and it was mind-blowing. My first
ever Sabbath show. I saw Dio in 1987ish on the "Sacred Heart" tour,
which was a great show (despite Vivian Campbell getting hurt by a
pyro), but the Heaven and Hell show last week was even better.
Dio was in great voice and spirits.
Geezer pounded out fantastic bass, Tony Iommi was smiling and
riffing away on his axes and Vinny Appice was rock-solid heavy.
Great, great gig. They played for about two hours and had great
sound and a great stage set-up (as we all know by now.)
Dio thanked the crowd of about 10,000
multiple times for coming out and supporting the band that night.
Even better was what happened backstage
after the show. I had the once-in-a-lifetime chance of meeting the
band, and they were so gracious and kind. We saw Vinny first, who
said hi and signed autographs, and then my brother and I were
escorted to a small room on the end of the hallway that was
inhabitated by none other than Geezer and Tony, and I felt like
Wayne in "Wayne's World." Wow, I was stunned. I somehow managed to
blurt out "I play bass because of you, Mr. Butler." And he asked if
I still played, and I said yes. Tony then said to Geezer, "You see
Geezer, look what you've done to this poor guy." We all laughed.
After we visited for about four or five minutes, my brother and I
then met Dio, and he joked with us, told us stories about Sabbath's
1980 tour (Vinny's first gig in Hawaii) and let us take photos with
him. I told him that I started playing bass because of Geezer Butler
and John Entwistle in the eighth grade. I said "He's my bass hero,"
and Ronnie said "As he should be. Geezer should be more people's
bass hero." Dio went on and on how talented Geezer, Tony and Vinny
are, and he said how glad he was to be doing this tour, playing with
"such a fantastic band again." Dio kept calling my brother and I by
our names, and we talked with him for 15 minutes. All four guys were
so kind. I'm still pinching myself. My first Sabbath concert, and I
had the wonderful pleasure of hanging out with them. They seemed
moved when I told them I drove 9 hours to see them in concert. True
gentlemen. But man, can they still rock it out onstage. I can't wait
for the live DVD and CD this fall.
Thanks for listening. Feel free to use
any of this rambling if you want, or it can be for your information.
Thanks and peace!
Fort Smith, Ark.