After just two songs, Ozzy is shirtless. Imagine that these days? But cocaine must be some great weight loss medication, as he's rather svelte, with baggy stretch pants. In a wry moment, he addresses the midget henchmen (who brings Oz drinks throughout the show) as, "Ronnie." Guess who that was a slag against? (DIO was then fronting Ozzy's old band). Know it's Ozzy's show and this pre-dates wireless guitars, but Sarzo and Gillis are virtual statues on the massive stage, covering only slightly more real estate than drummer Tommy Aldridge! There are flash pots, indoor fireworks and rudimentary use of lasers (including a flying bat and spelling out "Ozzy", hey it was '82, remember?). Oz will never best the opening trilogy of 'Over The Mountain', 'Mr. Crowley' and 'Crazy Train'! Unlike modern DVDs, this really feels like watching TV, instead of trying to recreate a live concert experience. Same issues persist though, during Gillis' solo in 'Revelation (Mother Earth)', the director cuts to all other musicians, missing the "money shot." Aldridge does his hand drumming routine on a kit (miniscule by today's arena tour standards) consisting of two floor toms, another pair of racks, double kicks and a snare. To start 'Goodbye to Romance', the aforementioned henchman is hung, swinging from the rafters throughout the tune, spotlit by the follow spots (situated in the arena's last row) that used to highlight individual performers.Firework ignite 'Children Of The Grave' and the house lights are turned on, to see the crowd, from an onstage perspective. For the 'Paranoid' encore, the Ozz man reappears from a heretofore unseen door in the pyramid shaped drum riser, sporting a glove that explodes a two finger (peace sign?) salute. Speaking of profanity, while the live vocals don't always sync to the action, there's only one perceptible F-bomb, despite all the calls to "see your hands" and have people dancing (I kid you not!) in the aisles. In the final group bow, Osbourne slips in those monstrous fangs, similar to the ones he utilized on the cover of the two album of the same name (different tracklisting as that was all old Sab material and entitled Talk Of The Devil in the UK) as well as Bark At The Moon.
Interesting slice of history, even if it's a bit grainy in this HD world.