Went to Black Sabbath last night.
A couple of firsts for me...
1) First time I've ever seen Sabbath live and WOW!!!...just farkin' WOW!!!.
Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are amazing together. These two thrive in a live environment.
Their drummer is an absolute animal behind the skins and his drum solo was a brilliant highlight of the night.
Ozzy sounded a hell of a lot better than expected, and despite shuffling around the stage like a half drunk nanna, absolutely killed it.
2) First time for me at Rod Laver Arena for a major concert and was blown away at the sound quality in the venue.
There were no muddy sound mixes or reverberations which can give you ringing in the ears or even headaches, often for days on end after an event.
Just crystal-clear sound all round. Great experience.
Great crowd too. Absolutely went off all night without any sign of agro.
A special mention must go to their support act Rival Sons who tore it up too. Great to hear that old style southern blues type metal too, a bit of a throwback to late eighties/early nineties hard rock that The Cult do so well.
After being there last night I just can't wait to see Maiden in three weeks time there too...
Bring on Maiden!!!
l have seen Black Sabbath twice, and was unimpressed both times. The first time was at the Myponga music festival, down past Victor Harbour, south of Adelaide in early 1971. They were the headline act, understandably. They did a series of sound checks throughout the day, IIRC 3. Kept other bands waiting while they tooled around for 15 0 20 minutes each time, no whole numbers played. They played Saturday night. By the time they were halfway through their set, l had heard enough. I was also dead tired as l had hitched over from Melbourne non stop the day before, to find a local mate who l talked into going as well. l laid down and went to sleep, 20 mts from the stage dead in front.
The second time was at Kooyong a couple of years later. Mid - Saturday afternoon, after a light storm. Plenty of wind blowing. After half a dozen numbers l realized l was yawning, and l wasn't tired this time, it was them, boring as.