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Rolls into Town
You pretty much
know what you’re in for every summer when OzzFest rolls into The
Shoreline Amphitheater, as it did last Sunday. As I entered the gates
midway through the first of the two 13-hour metal marathons last
weekend, body art and colored hair ran rapid. And as always, the lines
at the beer stands were long, longer, and longest, leaving the lines at
he mens bathroom just as long as the womans. These are, after all,
surprising element at this year’s event was the number of
un-metal-looking collegiate types. The astounding success of Ozzy’s
reality MTV show, The Osbournes, has obviously widened the former
metal monster’s demographic. And his new converts appeared to be having
the most fun — like children on a trip to the zoo, they wandered the
grounds, happily taking in all the exotic sights and sounds.
Why would anyone
brave such a harrowing environments? For the headliners, of course. And
what did Ozzy give us? He started by anointed the folks in the good
seats — the ones close to the stage, that is, soaking everyone in the
front three sections of the amphitheater. Ozzy even joined in the fun by
dunking his own head in a bucket. What might be a good gag on a
sweltering night down South didn’t go over too well in the Bay Area as
the mercury dipped below 60. By midway through the headlining set, a
good portion of those who’d had the "best seats in the house" were
shivering on the concourse like party guests who’d been thrown into the
Everyone left the
show with smiles on their faces and ringing in their ears. What more
could you ask for at a rock concert! Rock On OZZY!!!! Best wishes to
- Matt Nesbit
Questions & Answers
Did the whole family show up?
All I saw was Ozzy. I know that his wife was home resting. But the kids?
Aren't they always questionable???