If you are not fortunate enough to have ever see Type O Negative in action, I
recommend that you catch the next plane/car/train/shoes and head for the
nearest and next Type O Negative concert. It's hard to describe what goes on
inside a person when you see them, the colors and atmosphere totally engage
your emotions and you feel so enrapped within all the mood. Here be my personal
accounts of what a concert is like...
MARCH 17, 1995 -- MEETING TYPE O AND THE CONCERT
I live in a city called Corpus Christi Texas (Look in your Bloody Kisses
album for an indirect mention!) and I had always heard Type O on the radio and
had 2 of their albums. Well, I heard a promo on the radio that said something
along the lines of,"Meet Type O Negative at Best Buy". I almost freaked and
the next thing I knew, I was grabbing my CD's and Type O related stuff and
headed down to Best Buy. The line went from the back of the store to the front
and I was at the front door. There were hundreds of people there, how cool is
that? They finally showed up about an hour later (line is now much, much
longer) and the line slowly progressed to the back. It took about 45 more
minutes before I could even catch a glimps of them. It was pretty damn
exciting. I finally got up to the table and saw them for the first time
in person. They were all sitting in a row and were diligently signing
away autographs. I shook their hands one by one and got their autographs
and that was it! Don't get me wrong, it was one of the most exciting
things I ever got to do. If only I would have brought a FREAKING CAMERA!
After the meeting, I was already so excited. Now it was onto the concert.
The Bill was Type O Negative and then PANTERA ( another band I love ) with
Type O playing first. We waited till about 8:20 and then they got on stage,
just their shadowy images piercing the bright lights. They begin and
you could just feel their music. Every drumb beat and guitar string piercing
your body, very exhilerating. I can't exactly remember the set list, but it
was great. About mid-way through, Phil Anselmo came out and sang Black No.1
( his version ) with Peter and it was just so cool.
MAY 03, 1996 -- TYPE O NEGATIVE/OZZY OSBOURNE
This was the second time I would see Type O and I was just as excited.
The concert went great and they played My Girlfriends Girlfriend ( not
for the 1st time ever ). The concert went on and I needed a breather
from all the action. I stepped out of the concert area and was sitting
next to a beer/t-shirt stand. Out of nowhere I see Peter and Johnny
walking toward where I was sitting. No, he didn't come up to me,
instead, I almost freaked out and went up to him. I felt really awkward
because I don't want to be rude and all ( BUT THIS IS PETER AND JOHNNY!).
I said screw it and went up anyways. I complemented them on the show
and shook their hands ( again! ) and actually talked to them a bit.
As I can vaguely remember, Peter likes our town, he has a great time
here and likes to come down here. I think they've actually been here
like 4 - 5 times already which is a big plus. Anyways, after a while
there seemed to be a small mob of people around them. I finally had
the guts to ask for an autograph from Peter. He didn't seem to be
unhappy about my request and I got a pen and he signed my ticket.
I remember distinctly what he said to me when he was signing it and it
shows that he is a really cool person to his fans ( my opinion ). He
said to me,"I should be getting your autographs, you're the ones paying
my bills." Peter was wearing his usual tight green shirt and that
green cap that you sometimes see him in. Johnny had on black jeans
and a white shirt. Just thought I'd share that.