Black Sabbath -- Mansfield, MA -- August 12th, 2013
Got to the venue and tailgaited awhile, since I haven't heard anything that made Andrew WK worth busting my ass to get in for! Luckily we timed it perfectly - as soon as we found our seats, he said "Thanks for letting me DJ for you tonight" and he was gone!
After a pretty short break, the lights went down and Ozzy's evil laugh came over the PA and it was time for Sabbath!
While Ozz was very animated and chatty, as has been posted from prior shows, things like "key" and "pitch" mean little to him, but somehow he makes it all work!
And Tony Iommi is justified in his "Guitar God" status! Geezer Butler is amazing as well. Tommy Clufetos was good on the skins, but I thought giving him a solo in the set was just adding insult to injury regarding the whole Bill Ward fiasco.
The setlist was solid - the same as previous shows, except that the inevitable trimming has begun - "Methademic" was AWOL.
1. War Pigs
2. Into the Void
3. Under the Sun/Every Day Comes and Goes
5. Age of Reason
6. Black Sabbath
7. Behind the Wall of Sleep
9. End of the Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad
12. Drum Solo
12. Iron Man
14. God Is Dead?
15. Dirty Women
16. Children of the Grave
17. Paranoid (with Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Intro)
10/29 Rodrigo y Gabriela
11/21 Ace Frehley
12/5 Gary Hoey