In the early 80s, San Antonio was referred to as the Heavy Metal Capital of the World. This moniker helped build a following and boost acts such as Rush, Triumph, Iron Maiden, Moxy, and Judas Priest who already had a reputation but helped push their names into the discussion with such acts as AC/DC, the Scorpions, and Def Leppard. The citys status as the Metal Capital also helped boost local acts such as Juggernaut, Wyzard, Syrus, SA Slayer, Helstar into a legendary status.
The Blizzard of Ozz Tour was the debut concert tour as a solo artist by British vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, who had been fired from the English group Black Sabbath a year prior. The tour started on September 12, 1980 and concluded on September 13, 1981. Ozzy Osbourne didnt wake up Feb. 19, 1982, and decide he was going to cause trouble that afternoon by pissing on a treasured national monument in San Antonio, Texas.He was simply going about his business, partying like a rock star, and after a few drinks too many he stumbled out in the street dressed in a dress owned by his future wife Sharon Osbourne (she had hidden his clothes to keep him from going out) and emptied his full bladder on the nearest statue he could find. He had no idea he was standing at the citys sacred 60-foot-high Cenotaph, located directly across from the Alamo building.
Hell, he was barely in any condition to remember what city he was in, let alone where he was relieving himself. Contrary to popular belief, Ozzy didnt technically pee on the Alamo building itself, he peed within the Alamo Plaza, and he chose a pretty bad place. The Cenotaph was built in 1939 by the Texas Centennial Commission to honor the dead whose remains lay somewhere else and local officials didnt take kindly to the public desecration by urination.The Alamo, after all, is the site of a famous battle that took place in 1836 during the states War of Independence and the historical landmark symbolizes Texan pride. Police arrested Ozzy, who spent part of the afternoon in a local jail on charges of public intoxication.
The city forgave him and Osbourne played two nights at the Freeman Coliseum, Oct. I will do my best to answer any and all questions. Item will be well packed in a sturdy mailer for safe transit. Be sure to check out my other listings for more cool items of interest such as collectible books and movies. The item "Ozzy Osbourne Concert Ticket Stubs Rare Infamous San Antonio Texas Randy Rhoads" is in sale since Saturday, April 3, 2021.
This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists O\Ozzy Osbourne\Concert Memorabilia". The seller is "lippetires" and is located in Seguin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.