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Ozzfest 2007 VIP Ticket Plan Revealed

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It was announced months ago that tickets for this summer's Ozzfest would be free to fans, and that the longest-running heavy metal festival would subsist on corporate sponsorships and little else.

But obtaining those free tickets for one of the dates on this year's run — which kicks off July 12 in Auburn, Washington, and continues through August 30 in West Palm Beach, Florida — might just give some metal fans a migraine.

First, you have to send an e-mail requesting tickets, and then wait for a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the Web site of one of the tour's various sponsors. Next, you have to wait until June 12 before you can enter that code on some other Web site to redeem two tickets to whichever date you'd like to attend. It's a whole rigmarole that some fans — or, more specifically, those willing to drop some serious scratch — can avoid.

That's right, folks — while this summer's Live Nation-sponsored Ozzfest will be free to most, some will fork over upward of $1,000 to get in. As in years past, Ozzfest's organizers will offer fans a number of VIP ticket packages for purchase, which will ensure them a seat for all the headbangin' action.

The festival's "Party Like a Rockstar" package — which includes preferred pavilion seating, access to the second-stage VIP viewing platform behind the mixing boards, access to the general VIP area, a behind-the-scenes tour and a special host "to help you rock harder than you have ever rocked before" — returns this summer, and will set you back $300. There's also the "I'm Part of the Show" package, which costs $666 and includes all the same perks, in addition to a seat on the Ozzfest stage during Osbourne's concert-closing set.

There's also the "Platinum" package, which will be available by auction in the not-so-distant future. The starting bid will be $1,000 and will be limited to only 10 guests per show. This offer includes everything the "I'm Part of the Show" package does, and then some. Fans who win the auction will also get a personal meeting with Osbourne and his band, along with a certificate signed by Sharon Osbourne. The proceeds of these tickets will go to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

The festival's 12th annual installment boasts a bill including Ozzy Osbourne, 3 Inches Of Blood, Ankla, Behemoth, Chthonic, Circus Diablo, Daath, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Lamb of God, Lordi, Mondo Generator, Nile, Static-X and The Showdown.

The 24-city 12th annual OZZFEST will launch July 12 in Seattle, WA at the White River Amphitheatre. Here are the tour dates:

July 12 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA
July 14 - The Gorge - George, WA
July 17 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Sacramento, CA
July 19 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
July 21 - Hyundai Pavilion - Devore, CA
July 24 - Cricket Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
July 26 - Journal Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
July 28 - Coors Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
July 30 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Kansas City, MO
August 2 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - San Antonio, TX
August 4 - Smirnoff Music Center - Dallas, TX
August 6 - UMB Bank Pavilion - St. Louis, MO
August 8 - Germain Amphitheatre - Columbus, OH
August 10 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
August 12 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI
August 14 - Verizon Wireless Music Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
August 16 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
August 18 - New England Dodge Music Theatre - Hartford, CT
August 20 - Tweeter Center - Boston, MA
August 22 - Tweeter Center - Philadelphia, PA
August 24 - Post Gazette Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
August 26 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
August 28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
August 30 - Sound Advice Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL

Source: MTV.com

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1. Kick Ass Duke writes:

I knew they were going to make us jump through hoops to get tickets. I think I'll stick with SOTU this year.

# May 29, 2007 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Yeah, they better be careful because this "free" Ozzfest is becoming less and less worth it.

# May 29, 2007 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. METAL HORNS writes:

I don't see how its any different from before, its just for special backstage passes that you have to pay for, other wise its still the same thing, "get the code now, on june 12 turn it in for 2 tickets" how is that less worth it.

but hey thats fine with me if people deem that not worth going to a free show, it gives me a better chance at getting tickets before they're gone.

# May 29, 2007 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. room with a moose writes:

behemoth is the only reason to go to ozzfest.

# May 29, 2007 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

I don't want to say "I told you so" but I expressed disbelief about the whole thing being free from the start. It seems obvious they would make the lawn "seats" free and still sell the actual seats for a premium - that's where the big money is every year. I don't get all the complaints about Ozzfest being too expensive otherwise. I've always paid less than $50 for lawn tickets, which isn't bad for an all-day fest, and last year I got them on a promo for $10. I'd still rather pay $10 than jump through all the hoops. But alas, it doesn't matter because DC got screwed this year.

# May 29, 2007 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. yeah im still going but writes:

its so much of a f***ing hassel to get tickets...y couldnt they just like make it a dollar...or like something less time consuming. sotu...might just get my money this year, idk i really want to see daath
but sotu got on my date testament and its being filmed most likely

# May 29, 2007 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Public Execution writes:

Sadly, Ozzfest is the only good metal show coming my way this year, and this getting "free" tickets is getting more complicated. Not a good sign.

# May 29, 2007 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hellbound83 writes:

How is this complicated again? Anyway, I got the new Ozzy Album (which contrary to popular belief is really good)(Except the packaging which isn't). So I can get Pre-Sale tickets on June 8th (instead of the 12th).

# May 29, 2007 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metallicmolina69 writes:

ya man its realy simple to get tickets if u read the direction.... DEE DE DEE>;>;>;^^^^^ ya i got my album and IT KICKS f***ING ASS!!!!!!!!! So i guess good luck n see you at ozzfest........

# May 30, 2007 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. i_KILL_u writes:

I knew it was too good to be true! It's free right! But it includes a major hassle!! That's bullsh**!!

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# May 30, 2007 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. DeathInEye writes:

Since when is remembering and typing a fvcking hassle?! God I hate how lazy this dumbass world has become!

# Jun 3, 2007 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. az native writes:

What time would and zone would one have to use to use a code for June 8? Planning to take my little "tribe" anyone with an idea on where to stay in Denver which isn't costly?

# Jun 5, 2007 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. killanuthumuthafukkka writes:

p***y sh**-n-swetty ballz

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. fukyerazzhole writes:

fukkinscheiza

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. rk writes:

man there site is crashed they try to do this shiiit all at once nationwide fukking fags!!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brandedcfh420 writes:

my time is at 7 pm...1 hr and 10 mins from now...ill let ya know how easy it is...obviously lots of retards dont know how to handle some easy computer stuff to get free tix..

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Yeah, this is fxcked up. I've been trying to get tix to DTE since 4:59 and all I've seen is a bunch of error screens. This isn't worth it to see LoG and Lordi.

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. CrawfordTexasJungoJango writes:

Yeah, I thought it'd be pretty cut and dry too, but it looks like unless you bought Ozzy's new coaster, you're fighting for tix.

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. rk writes:

gay this shiit is pathetic i would have paid for lawn seats to see bmth and nile but this is the only way you can get tix man i hope i can get in there cause that new bmoth cd is the absoulute shiiizzz.

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brandedcfh420 writes:

dam is it that freakin hard...????????!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. rk writes:

yeah good luck those cheap fags only gave me one

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. brandedcfh420 writes:

fuk this is hard.....that c%nt sharon has fuked everything she touches up!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Yeah, I got 2. For now...I've got a few more on the way hopefully!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brandedcfh420 writes:

i got in put the code, and did all i was supposed to do and it fuked up...now i cant get in!!!!!!!!!!1...FUK U SHARON...FUK U OZZY...U MAKE EVERYTHING HARD....U SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS DDAILY....INSTEAD OF ALL N 1 DAY

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metal 2 death writes:

this is bullsh**. its not working at the camden date is anything else working?

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. brandedcfh420 writes:

im stuck in line waiting to get in further now...damn matrix

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. this suuuuuuuuuuuuuuux writes:

this waiting is stressing me out....and they say plz be paitient....YEAH FUKIN RIGHT....WHAT BS IS THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. brandedcfh420 writes:

still fuking waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 8:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

This seems a bit much...I'd rather sell shxt and go buy the tickets. This is like I go to buy tickets, and the guy keeps slamming the window shut, and then reopening it, then he takes my ID, then he hands it back, then he slams the window shut again. The 2 tickets that I had to wait for were lawn seats. My friend had the black rain presale tix and he got long number lawn seats too. Like I said before, this isn't going to be worth it.

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

The tickets that I was just waiting for were cancelled and I saw an error screen that I've never seen before!!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. brandedcfh420 writes:

I GOT EM....IT WAS EASY ENOUGH, BUT GODDAM THE WAIT TIME...ALMOST AN HR AND A HALF...JESUS CHRIST MAN....IF IT WAS HANDLED BETTER ON THE WEBSITE SIDE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SMOOTHER....BUT O WELL, IM GOIN TO OZZFEST FOR FREE!!!

# Jun 12, 2007 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. metal 2 death writes:

this sh** is soo f***in lame. i hate lawn. i say that everyone on awn seats just storms the GA in camden.

# Jun 13, 2007 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. manytires_8 writes:

hey guys out there, at least you got tickets, this was supposed to be my first concert to anything, cant go, no tickets, have fun. a friend of mine intro me to heavy metal, kinda cool stuff, like i said be happy you are going.

# Jun 14, 2007 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. freddy writes:

i have been to 6 ozzfest (backstage passes) and this year they announed free tickets to ozzfest , i did everything that was instructed by their ozzfest websight and when it was time to redeem the code that was emailed to me , it was batsh** sharon and ozzy care only for the money not the people that is the reason ozzfest still exsists !!!!!!!!!

# Jun 23, 2007 @ 4:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. swinler writes:

This is for all you unappreciative and spoiled mother f***ers. The Ozzman offered free tickets so we bought two CDs. We entered our codes as instructed, and even did it on June 9th, which was one day after they became available. We received four pavilion tickets. For the price we paid what more could we have asked for? Last year, which was my third Ozzfest, we had the amazing experience of having pit tickets, but we are perfectly happy that Ozzy offered this to ALL of his fans who otherwise could not afford to go. What is this world coming to whenever someone offers a free concert then people turn around and insult that generosity because they didn't get their way? Compare Woodstock in the 60s to Woodstock now. In the 60s people cared. Today, all that most fans want to do is be disrespectful by trashing the venue that is holding the event. No wonder things are becoming more complicated in this world. We'd like to say "thank you" to Sharon and Ozzy for many, many years of awesome music, including the new Black Rain CD. Look forward to seeing you at Ozzfest '07 and for years to come!
P.S. If all you unappreciate mother f***ers stay home, I'm sure it will make the experience more pleasant for the rest of us who won't have to hear you complain and whine like a bunch of f***ing bawl babies.

# Jun 28, 2007 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. swinler writes:

by the way there is a thing called ebay try it some time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jun 28, 2007 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. t.carey writes:

livenation is selling tickets to the free ozzfest what a rip off.

# Jun 28, 2007 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. t.carey writes:

i just got tix or code on a 4pack of monsterenegry and got lawn seats at stop and shop

# Jun 28, 2007 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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