PANTERA Ozzfest 2000 Diary Part 1
by Madd Maxx Hammer

Day One of Ozzfest 2000 was similar to college orientation day where you get acclimated to everything. The whole event is very organized. As you probably know there are two stages, so when one band is playing their set on stage one, the crew is setting up stage two the the next group's performance. So, there is always a band on stage playing. The crazy thing is, the first band to play starts at about 10:30 am. I mean, how many rock groups can say they played a live set at 10:30 in the morning?

Pantera plays their set at a more sane time....8-9 pm. They are the main band out of all the groups performing. Pantera plays an hour-long set. It's the longest set of all bands, except of course for Ozzy, who performs for approximately 90 mnutes.

I only saw Methods of Mayhem (Tommy Lee's band), Pantera, and Ozzy perform the first day. Personally M.O.M. wasn't very appealing It is primarily rap music....I was expecting a full blown rock show. No way! It was full-on rap. I could only stomach three songs and I had to leave. Tommy Lee plays drums, rhythm guitar, and sings for the band.

Pantera's set was as brutal as ever. By the time Pantera hit stage the place was packed. The first show was in front of 20 thousand + in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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