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Marching Out
07-19-2005, 11:03 PM
I arrived at the Camden Tweeter Center at the Water Front at around 2:00-2:30 PM. I walked around the shopping area and sat in the shade and ate, while I waited for the show to start. At around 4:20 PM, they let everybody with seats go to their seats. I was in section 200, row T, seat 16, and the view was awful. It was on the far upper right, so you could only see the stage from an angle. I was sitting next to the guy who last year happened to be high during the Priest set and tried to steal my seat. Strange coincidence. Then the guy in front of me started talking to me and the guy who I remembered from last year started talking. They were both cool guys. The guy who I remembered from the last Ozzfest told me that he saw Maiden many times in the 80s and how to steal seats and that he has been kicked out of a few shows for stealing seats. "No balls, no glory" is what he told me. Then he jumped over to the row in front of me and a few minutes later I followed. Then the lady who'se seat he stole came and told him to get off her seat and I ran down the row and came around back to my seat. Then In Flames came on stage and played five or six songs. They kicked some ass. Then Black Label Society came on stage and played six or seven songs. I didn't like them too much. Then I went back to the lawn seats to get my mom and sister and see if we can some how sneak them into the seating area. It didn't work because one of the security guys caught me in the middle of the act, so I went around and came back in. I didn't notice that I was sitting in section 201 until I realized how much better the angle was. Then I went back outside to see what my mom and sister was going to do. We went to find them a new spot in the lawn because my sister was fussing about how she wanted to be closer, and we ran into a Puerto Rican guy who we met last year at Ozzfest who brought his wife. So, she stayed with them and I went back to the seating area. I went back to section 201 and prayed that it was nobody's seat and the security guy wouldn't notice. It was exciting. Then Shadows Fall came on the stage and played seven or eight songs. They kicked some ass. I was head banging to them the hardest. My neck began to ache afterwards. Then Mudvayne came on the stage and played eight or nine songs. This young girl sitting next to me was rocking out really hard. I thought their set was kind of long and wasn't enjoying them as much as Shadows Fall, but they were still good. Then my mom backed a security girl to let her sit with me and she said yes, as long as if somebody comes for that seat, she has to move. So, my mom went back and got my sister and they came and thought next to me (none of us were supposed to be sitting there).
Then Maiden finally came on stage. Here is a brief description of how each song went. I'll put numbers at the end to indicate how I rank my favorite performances.

The Ides of March - Everybody stood on their feet and was really excited.
Wrathchild - Really energetic. It had me jumping and singing along the whole time. (6)
The Trooper - Bruce came out with his British navy uniform and started waving the British flag around and almost dropped his mic. Everybody was singing along. Lots of energy flowing. (2)
Revelations - Beautiful, just beautiful. Bruce was really interactive with the crowd and sang beautifully. The most amazing performance of the whole night. This performance alone made the show worth coming to. (1)
Phantom of the Opera - Another one of the most kick ass performances. I loved it. I was head banging hard during the melodic instrumental section when the drums came in. (4)
Run to the Hills - Everybody was singing along with it, even my mom. There's not much else I have to say about it. (7)
The Number of the Beast - The stage went dark and the goathead rised above the stage during the intro. Everybody was also singing along. Nobody hit Adrian in the head with a beer bottle during his solo this time. It was cool when he was unleashing the fire and the goathead was above him. He really does have an amazing stage presence. (5)
Hallowed Be Thy Name - An amazing performance from Bruce and the whole band, but especially Bruce. He held all the notes in the intro this time and the last note for about 24 seconds (yes, I was counting). (3)
Iron Maiden - Not too special. Eddie walked on stage and it didn't really add anything to the performance. (9)
Running Free - Everybody was singing along with the chorus. Bruce got interactive with the crowd. The usual. (8)
Sanctuary - Probably the lowest point of their set. Nothing bad about it, but nothing awesome either. I thought it would be better. (10)

That was it. I felt shocked. I was really dissapointed that Maiden's set ended so quickly. I think everybody was. I enjoyed Judas Priest at last year's Ozzfest more than I did Iron Maiden at this year's Ozzfest. Even my mom did. It would have only taken two or three more songs to take this from an alright show to an incredible show that I was expecting for all these months. But no, they chose to do a half ass show. They are still my favorite band, but I have lost respect for them. Shame on them for not trying hard enough when sharing the stage with Black Sabbath and being in the same spot in the set as Priest was last year. Now I have to wait another year to see what Iron Maiden is really made of. Message to Bruce: I didn't see many 15 year olds there. Most people were young adults - middle aged. But those 15 year olds were probably less impressed with Iron Maiden than they could have.

Now on to Black Sabbath. They gave the best over all performance of the night. Ozzy looked like a mad man on stage. He was thowing buckets of water at the crowd. I think he was happy to be able to perform in Camden again after coming down with bronchitis last year. I know there would have been a riot if Ozzy didn't show up again. Watching Geezer Butler play bass was amazing. I didn't like their intro because it was just a bunch of clips from random Sabbath songs. But the performances were really good. Into the Void, Dirty Women, and After Forever were my favorite performances from Sabbath. Electric Funeral and War Pigs are up there, too. It would have been cooler if the horrifying scream from a women was played at the begining of Black Sabbath like it was last year, but oh well. NIB, Fairies Wear Boots, and Children of the Grave rocked the house. Of course everybody was singing along with Iron Man. Paranoid was probably the lowest point in their set, but by no means was it bad. They didn't play The Wizard, but that's no big deal to me.

That's all for my review. If it sucks, I'm sorry. I'm really tired. I hope you all enjoy this year's Ozzfest.

Edit: Ahhh!!!! What am I thinking?! Last year Priest played 12 songs and Sabbath played 10. This year Maiden played 10 songs and Sabbath played 12. Maiden may not have made the best choices in songs, but their set time is only 50 minutes, and Sabbath are the headliners, and they deserve a larger set because it is really mainly their tour after all. And that probably the last chance I will ever get to experience Revelations and Phantom of the Opera live, so at least it's something!

ADD
07-20-2005, 08:51 AM
Revelations was the highlight of my GMETID show too :horns: Glad you enjoyed the show:)

Wrathchild_84
07-20-2005, 09:21 AM
I'm really glad they're still playing POTO, if they had dropped that I wouldn't be going.

Bloodcurse
07-20-2005, 09:47 AM
This Ozzfest was hot, very hot. And I was very pissed off because I bought a CD to get signed by Arch Enemy, but their goddamn bus broke down! I did get to meet In Flames, Shadows Fall, and Tony Iommi though. Iron Maiden was the highlight of my night. Period! Im still too tired to make a huge summary, maybe later.

hot_turkey_ed
07-20-2005, 10:11 AM
That's a really honest review and I like what you wrote. You're confirming my fears about Maiden's set, esp in comparsion to Priest's set last year.

TP
07-20-2005, 10:16 AM
But no, they chose to do a half ass show.

Sharon chose.

EvilCheeseWedge
07-20-2005, 10:19 AM
That's a really honest review and I like what you wrote. You're confirming my fears about Maiden's set, esp in comparsion to Priest's set last year.

Yeah... I think Maiden could've gotten 60 minutes, or 70 if they wanted to. My guess is they didn't...



I'm still looking forward to Ozzfest though. Great write up :party:

EvilCheeseWedge
07-20-2005, 10:20 AM
Sharon chose, moron.

Is that really necessary?

TP
07-20-2005, 10:22 AM
Is that really necessary?

No, not really.

EvilCheeseWedge
07-20-2005, 10:22 AM
No, not really.

Ok :)

TP
07-20-2005, 10:24 AM
Ok :)

Moron. :tongue:

EvilCheeseWedge
07-20-2005, 10:27 AM
Moron. :tongue:

:hmm:

You're just mad I like Tribe :tongue:

TP
07-20-2005, 10:32 AM
:hmm:

You're just mad I like Tribe :tongue:

You would have to be a moron...









































;)

Bloodcurse
07-20-2005, 11:46 AM
Alright I went to the Camden show yesterday. I'll go band by band as my day went on:

THE HAUNTED:

Was 9:20, but for some reason they went on at 9:05, which means I fucking missed them!

BURY YOUR DEAD:

Arrived as they played their last song. I didn't really want to see them anyways.

WICKED WISDOM:

Got in a few boos and "fuck yous" and then went to meet THE HAUNTED. I told them how I missed their set, so their guitarist gave me his guitar pick!

GIZMACHI:

This band really sucked big time!! I walked around and bought my Rob Zombie t-shirt and Arch Enemy CD to get signed during their set.

SOILWORK:

They sounded much better than last time I saw them. I was in the Pit for their entire 20 minute set (some note of sarcasm...20 minutes isn't enough for good bands!)

Stabbing the Drama
Follow the Follow
Nerve
As We Speak
Blind Eye Halo

IT DIES TODAY:

Met up with my buddy Jun and walked around for a bit.

ARCH ENEMY:

An annoucement is made that said "Arch Enemy won't be here, Trivium is next". I was fucking pissed! The main band on 2nd stage I wanted to see and meet and now they don't fucking show up!

TRIVIUM:

I watched their set from afar as I met Soilwork. At the end of their set I went in the air conditioner building to get some food and a drink.

Rain
Ascendancy
A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation
Like Light to the Flies
Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

BLACK DAHLIA MURDER:

Still in the building. I hate BDM.

A DOSEN FURIES:

Walked around.

MASTODON:

Sat down and watched for a bit, then walked around.

Iron Tusk
March of the Fire Ants
Where Strides The Behemoth
Mother Puncher
Aqua Dementia
Megalodon
Blood and Thunder

AS I LAY DYING:

Took pictures of my brother meeting Zakk Wylde.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Met In Flames and went to wait in line to meet Tony Iommi.

A Bid Farewell
Take This Oath
Fixation On The Darkness
The End Of Heartache
Numbered Days
My Last Serenade
Rose Of Sharyn

ROB ZOMBIE:

Waited in line to meet Tony Iommi. I could still see / hear Zombie though. He did a good set indeed.

Superbeast
Super Charger Heaven
Demonoid Phenomenon
More Human Than Human
Living Dead Girl
Demon Speeding
Dead Girl Superstar
Dragula
Rocky Mountain Way / Thunderkiss '65 / Sweet Home Alabama


IN FLAMES:

Still in line for Iommi, then went to get water (which was piss warm...yes, they sold us PISS WARM WATER ON THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR!!!)

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY:

Made my blanket on the lawn and sat and enjoyed Zakk and co.

Stoned And Drunk
Destruction Overdrive
13 Years Of Grief
Suicide Messiah
Fire It Up!
Stillborn


SHADOWS FALL:

Kinda payed attention, mostly talked with my brother.

Thoughts Without Words
Enlightened by the Cold
Stepping Outside the Circle
Inspiration on Demand
Destroyer of Senses
What Drives the Weak


MUDVAYNE:

Took a nap on the lawn and did some booing.

IRON MAIDEN:

Well I made my way closer to the front of the lawn so I could see them better. They kicked major ass! Dickinson has so much energy! He ran around that stage the entire set!!

The Ides of March (recorded intro)
Wrathchild
The Trooper
Revelations
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
The Number of the Beast
Hallowed be Thy Name
Iron Maiden
---------------------Encore
Running Free
Sanctuary


BLACK SABBATH:

Well Ozzy showed up this year. He looked pretty good, he doesn't move much but oh well. I only stayed until "Faries Wear Boots", by then I was too tired and sore to stay longer. I could hear them play their other songs though as I walked to the car.

N.I.B.
After Forever
War Pigs
Dirty Women
Fairies Wear Boots
(the rest I'm not sure if it's the same as the other dates cuz I didn't stay for the end.)

TP
07-20-2005, 11:52 AM
Do they make you buy CDs or can you bring them?

ADD
07-20-2005, 11:52 AM
Alright I went to the Camden show yesterday. I'll go band by band as my day went on:

THE HAUNTED:

Was 9:20, but for some reason they went on at 9:05, which means I fucking missed them!

BURY YOUR DEAD:

Arrived as they played their last song. I didn't really want to see them anyways.

WICKED WISDOM:

Got in a few boos and "fuck yous" and then went to meet THE HAUNTED. I told them how I missed their set, so their guitarist gave me his guitar pick!

GIZMACHI:

This band really sucked big time!! I walked around and bought my Rob Zombie t-shirt and Arch Enemy CD to get signed during their set.

SOILWORK:

They sounded much better than last time I saw them. I was in the Pit for their entire 20 minute set (some note of sarcasm...20 minutes isn't enough for good bands!)

Stabbing the Drama
Follow the Follow
Nerve
As We Speak
Blind Eye Halo

IT DIES TODAY:

Met up with my buddy Jun and walked around for a bit.

ARCH ENEMY:

An annoucement is made that said "Arch Enemy won't be here, Trivium is next". I was fucking pissed! The main band on 2nd stage I wanted to see and meet and now they don't fucking show up!

TRIVIUM:

I watched their set from afar as I met Soilwork. At the end of their set I went in the air conditioner building to get some food and a drink.

Rain
Ascendancy
A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation
Like Light to the Flies
Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

BLACK DAHLIA MURDER:

Still in the building. I hate BDM.

A DOSEN FURIES:

Walked around.

MASTODON:

Sat down and watched for a bit, then walked around.

Iron Tusk
March of the Fire Ants
Where Strides The Behemoth
Mother Puncher
Aqua Dementia
Megalodon
Blood and Thunder

AS I LAY DYING:

Took pictures of my brother meeting Zakk Wylde.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Met In Flames and went to wait in line to meet Tony Iommi.

A Bid Farewell
Take This Oath
Fixation On The Darkness
The End Of Heartache
Numbered Days
My Last Serenade
Rose Of Sharyn

ROB ZOMBIE:

Waited in line to meet Tony Iommi. I could still see / hear Zombie though. He did a good set indeed.

Superbeast
Super Charger Heaven
Demonoid Phenomenon
More Human Than Human
Living Dead Girl
Demon Speeding
Dead Girl Superstar
Dragula
Rocky Mountain Way / Thunderkiss '65 / Sweet Home Alabama


IN FLAMES:

Still in line for Iommi, then went to get water (which was piss warm...yes, they sold us PISS WARM WATER ON THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR!!!)

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY:

Made my blanket on the lawn and sat and enjoyed Zakk and co.

Stoned And Drunk
Destruction Overdrive
13 Years Of Grief
Suicide Messiah
Fire It Up!
Stillborn


SHADOWS FALL:

Kinda payed attention, mostly talked with my brother.

Thoughts Without Words
Enlightened by the Cold
Stepping Outside the Circle
Inspiration on Demand
Destroyer of Senses
What Drives the Weak


MUDVAYNE:

Took a nap on the lawn and did some booing.

IRON MAIDEN:

Well I made my way closer to the front of the lawn so I could see them better. They kicked major ass! Dickinson has so much energy! He ran around that stage the entire set!!

The Ides of March (recorded intro)
Wrathchild
The Trooper
Revelations
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
The Number of the Beast
Hallowed be Thy Name
Iron Maiden
---------------------Encore
Running Free
Sanctuary


BLACK SABBATH:

Well Ozzy showed up this year. He looked pretty good, he doesn't move much but oh well. I only stayed until "Faries Wear Boots", by then I was too tired and sore to stay longer. I could hear them play their other songs though as I walked to the car.

N.I.B.
After Forever
War Pigs
Dirty Women
Fairies Wear Boots
(the rest I'm not sure if it's the same as the other dates cuz I didn't stay for the end.)


Blankets- lame
Sitting- lame
Leaving early- Super lame
Taking a nap (even if it is during Mudvayne)- lame

overkiller
07-20-2005, 11:53 AM
Boy am I glad I stayed the hell away from this. I don't think I could sit through close to 20 shitty bands just to see two short sets from Maiden and Sabbath.

EvilCheeseWedge
07-20-2005, 12:15 PM
Boy am I glad I stayed the hell away from this. I don't think I could sit through close to 20 shitty bands just to see two short sets from Maiden and Sabbath.

You don't have to go to second stage. I had lawn tickets for last year's Ozzfest, and I showed up around noon, and just staked out the best possible seat on the lawn and ignored the second stage. So I only had to sit through several bands, and with the exception of Superjoint Ritual none were super, super bad.

Bloodcurse
07-20-2005, 02:45 PM
Blankets- lame
Sitting- lame
Leaving early- Super lame
Taking a nap (even if it is during Mudvayne)- lame

Sitting in the dirt - not my deal
Blisters on feet from standing all day in combat boots - sore
Being dead tired and having to drive 3 hours - Super sucky
Taking alittle snooze after being awake in the sun all day and not wanting to watch a band I dislike - PRICELESS!! :party:

Have a nice day! :) :rockdevil

ADD
07-20-2005, 03:50 PM
Sitting in the dirt - not my deal
Blisters on feet from standing all day in combat boots - sore
Being dead tired and having to drive 3 hours - Super sucky
Taking alittle snooze after being awake in the sun all day and not wanting to watch a band I dislike - PRICELESS!! :party:

Have a nice day! :) :rockdevil

:lol: Ok:D

I still wonder though how you could fall asleep at a metal gig though, I imagine it'd be pretty tough:eyes: Especially just be Iron Maiden tke the stage, holy crap I couldn't even sleep the night before my 2 shows I saw them :eek:

EvilCheeseWedge
07-20-2005, 04:14 PM
:lol: Ok:D

I still wonder though how you could fall asleep at a metal gig though, I imagine it'd be pretty tough:eyes: Especially just be Iron Maiden tke the stage, holy crap I couldn't even sleep the night before my 2 shows I saw them :eek:

My friend was nearly asleep during Slayer last year. When you've been out in blistering heat and sun all day and a band you don't like comes on, it's not hard to fall asleep...

hot_turkey_ed
07-20-2005, 05:13 PM
:lol: Ok:D

I still wonder though how you could fall asleep at a metal gig though, I imagine it'd be pretty tough:eyes: Especially just be Iron Maiden tke the stage, holy crap I couldn't even sleep the night before my 2 shows I saw them :eek:


I almost managed sleep (maybe I caught a few Z's) at Ozzfest in Devore. How?

I attended Ozzfest almost in its entirety on a Thursday, got a bit of sleep, but then drove up to Marysville for Slayer/Judas Priest, and then drove the entire from one end of California to the other for Ozzfest in LA on Satuday morning. Sleeping at a metal show is very possible when you're tired. It's become all rhythm and you just start to filter it out.

ADD
07-20-2005, 05:32 PM
It's become all rhythm and you just start to filter it out.

I could kinda see how that's possible when you're dead tired. I know how that feels like, everything becomes a blur (I feel asleep on the way home from Long Beach listening to the new Bruce on my headphones) But fuck......you'd have to be dead tired to do it at a show:lol:

KerryKingsBeard
07-20-2005, 05:57 PM
My dad and uncle both fell asleep at Motörhead

ADD
07-20-2005, 06:04 PM
My dad and uncle both fell asleep at Motörhead

:bouville:

Bloodcurse
07-20-2005, 06:56 PM
Well my Dad did the imposible....he took me to a Pantera show when I was younger, he doesnt like metal....and he fell asleep during Pantera...then again, he had worked 72 hours straight!!

KerryKingsBeard
07-20-2005, 07:01 PM
Well my Dad did the imposible....he took me to a Pantera show when I was younger, he doesnt like metal....and he fell asleep during Pantera...then again, he had worked 72 hours straight!!
My dad wins, he fell asleep at Motorhead, and hadn't worked 72 hours straight.

overkiller
07-20-2005, 07:15 PM
My dad wins, he fell asleep at Motorhead, and hadn't worked 72 hours straight.

Yeah, that just, doesn't make sense.

KerryKingsBeard
07-20-2005, 07:18 PM
Yeah, that just, doesn't make sense.
you would too if you were an old fuck :tongue: :D :bouville:

Bloodcurse
07-20-2005, 08:43 PM
you would too if you were an old fuck :tongue: :D :bouville:


:rockdevil :party: