Ozzfest -- Mansfield, MA -- August 24th, 2010
What a shitty, rainy day weather-wise. I had a ton of fun for the bands that played, although I left after Nonpoint due to how bad the rain was. There was no way I could stay in my open air seat for 5 more hours after Nonpoint's set. I was soaked beyond belief, felt like I weighed double my weight.
Anyways, on to the show. We got there a little after 12:00, as the doors were opening. The line was small and we got in fast. The side stage area had a very small crowd at it, and as the time approached 12:45 and there was no band playing, I realized that Kataklysm dropped. Shit. However, 1:15 came and Goatwhore immediately took the stage. They got the crowd moving and played a great set. First time seeing them and they sounded awesome. Set might be a bit out of order. 8/10.
The All Destroying
Provoking the Ritual of Death
Carving Out the Eyes of God
Reckoning of the Soul Made Godless
This Passing Into Power of Demons
Alchemy of the Black Sun Cult
Saviours was up next. I personally thought that they kicked ass. They were awesome live, and it was fun to burn one to their music. The singer/guitarist looked drunk out of his mind but they still played perfectly. The set is incomplete and out of order, but this is what I could come up with. 9/10.
Circle of Servants Bodies
Slave to the Hex
Skeletonwitch took the stage after Saviours and they were pretty sick. The crowd was into it, and they flew through a quick, yet punishing, set. 8/10.
Submit to the Suffering
Upon Wings of Black
Strangled by Unseen Hands
Beyond the Permafrost
Crushed Beyond Dust
Within My Blood
Kingdom of Sorrow was after Skeletonwitch and all I can say is WOW. Fantastic set, they got the crowd going crazy, and Jamey Jasta once again proved how great of a frontman he truly is. Excellent set, turned out to be my favorite of the day. 9.5/10
Begging for the Truth
Behind the Blackest Tears
Led Into Demise
Grieve a Lifetime
Enlightened to Extinction
Monuments of Ash
Free the Fallen
Buried in Black
After Kingdom of Sorrow, everyone was standing around for an hour, wondering when Drowning Pool would play...when they announced they were closing the side stage and that we all had to move to the main stage. I thought it was bullshit, the rain wasn't unbearable at that point but for "safety reasons" they closed the stage. No Drowning Pool or BLS.
During the hour wait until Nonpoint was supposed to take the stage, the rain started coming down extremely hard. I was drenched and pissed sitting in my open air seat, and Nonpoint's set dragged on and on. I was actually kind of looking forward to seeing them, but the rain made their set miserable. I did think that getting members of Drowning Pool on stage to play Bodies was pretty cool. 5/10.
Bodies (with members of Drowning Pool)
Bullet With a Name
After Nonpoint it was a group decision to call it a day. We all really wanted to see Ozzy but decided that it wasn't worth sitting in the pouring rain for 5 more hours. So we left right after Nonpoint finished, along with several other people in the same boat as us.
All in all, the day was definitely worth 10 bucks. Although it sucked that bands dropped and that I left early, I enjoyed myself thoroughly until I was so wet that I couldn't stand it anymore. If there's an Ozzfest 2011, I'll definitely be going. Let's hope for better weather next year though.
Shit, you missed out big time. Crue were great when I went to Ozzfest in CT and Ozzy is in top form on this tour.
I am kind of happy I didn't go I only cared about seeing a few bands on the bill. It rained so fucking hard yesterday so I don't blame you for getting the hell out of there.
I was pretty disappointed that I missed Ozzy, but I could care less about Crue. I've never been a fan of them. I'm sure I'll be able to see Ozzy sometime soon.
that's really rough, i'm glad you enjoyed saviours though, that band rules and is even better live.
I almost left before Ozzy. Me and my friends were miserable, I was there to see Halford, they were all there to see Crue, so one of them suggested leaving after them and just missing Ozzy. While I can understand leaving after Nonpoint cause there was still a while to go, I told them it'd be stupid to have stood in the rain all day just to leave early and miss Ozzy when we all wanted to see him.
Believe it or not, it actually sort of warmed up during Crue & Ozzy's sets. Whether it was because everyone was enjoying themselves and moving around or that the rain stopped during Crue's set (which it did for a few songs), I don't know, but it was nice to not be cold for once all day.
Every ozzfest I have been too I have left before (or right as he came on) I have seen him (or Sabbath) enough times that I'd rather beat the traffic (though will say again his set looked pretty good)
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