PNC ARTS CENTER REVIEW 7/20/02
|My Review Of "Ozzfest 2002" - PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJJuly 20, 2002|
My girlfriend Roselyn and I got to the PNC Arts Center around 5:00pm, picked up our tickets (Row S, 19th row, center) and guest passes at thewill-call window (thank you so much Mike @ Divine Recordings!), and headed over to the main stage to watch Zakk Wyldes Black Label Society.I was so glad to finally see these guys since I missed outon my last few chances. They were great. Rob Trujillo was on bass... is he part of the band now? Very tight set. Zakk is just an animal. What happened to that skinny little Zakk from the early 90's? The guy is a monster now! Roselyn and I decided toskip the next 2 bands, Adema and Drowning Pool. Got a pretzel and a soda for $8 and walked around checking out the different booths. We headed back to catch P.O.D. around 6:45. These guys sound exactly like their studio stuff. There's almost no telling that they're actuallyplaying live, which is a good thing I guess. I liked them, but there seemed to be an over abundance of young screaming teenagers which seemed to kill the whole Ozzfest vibe. Kind offelt like an N-Sync concert. Rob Zombie was up next. This guy was in a real bad mood. Told the crowd that he had been drinking in the sun all day. He went off on this guy up front for sitting through his first songeating a pretzel which was very funny. "I could see ya sitting down if you had some Nacho's and hot cheese, but you got a pretzel man, you canstand with a pretzel!" Then he had the crowd shout "F*** you pretzel boy". Felt sorry for that guy, but it was hillarious. Towards the end of his set, he asked all the ladies in the crowd to come up on stage and dance.So, of course, all of these girls who think they can dance get up thereand make a complete fool of themselves. Zombie said stuff like "who's mom is that?" and "get these f*****g whores off my stage" - nice guy! Next up was System of a Down. Love these guys. Crazy, heavy, raw power.They sounded awesome. Had the entire place on their feet. We went foranother walk before their set ended. Got a slice of pizza and picked upsome more stuff for my collection. Got a tour book. Actually, in a way, I got 2 tour books. This year they offered a cd-rom version of the tourbook and a normal tour book - so I got both. I also picked up a big foam finger, like the ones you see at hockey games, only this one is Ozzystyle with the middle finger up in the air. Around 9:45, they started playing some advertisements for The Osbournes - Season 2 so we headedback to our seats. They showed the same opening movie as they did forthe Merry Mayhem tour with Ozz as Mrs. Cleo. After the opening movie, Carmina Burana's "O Fortuna" blasted over the loud speakers and Ozzycame running out. He had good energy - did a lot of leap frogs, voice sounded great for the first half of his set, but cracked a lot duringthe second half. He spoke a few times about Sharon's cancer. Said this was the first tour he's done in years where she didn't come with him.He was very distraught over this (understandably). He said that we werethe only thing getting him through this hard time. I felt bad for him.Other than that, it was pure Ozzy, throwing buckets of water, shooting his water guns, etc... Good performance. We had a great time.
I Don't Know War Pigs (Ozz dropped the microphone)BelieverThat I Never HadMr. CrowleyGets Me ThroughSuicide SolutionZakk Wylde guitar solo No More TearsIron Man I Don't Want To Change The WorldRoad to NowhereCrazy Train
Mama, I'm coming homeBark at the moonParanoid