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Raven10
Thanks to all of you for your great replies and suggestions, I really appreciate it!  I've decided to not take her, I am just not comfortable with it for many different reasons.  She is a very sensitive child, and tends to get overwhelmed by too many people, too much noise, etc. and I don't think it would be a good idea with all the craziness that is likely to be happening.  Perhaps as someone on here suggested, a regular Ozzy concert would be a much better way for us to get to see him in person/concert, in a much more controlled environment sometime in the future, but not this venue.  However, I still plan to go with one of my g/f's, as I have heard so much about this event for years, and have always wanted to experience it for myself.   

It will be either Universal or Seaworld for my daughter and myself this summer.  A bit more age appropriate I think. 
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Raven10
I don't view this as "hiding from reality" I view it as making an intelligent choice in the best interest of my daughter who I feel is too young for this right now.    Different strokes for different folks I guess, rock on! 
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Raven10
that little one is a doll BTW!! 
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tatudcoco
Is the venue going to allow children?
And isn't there a clause when you buy tixs that they are for people older than a certain age? Like 13?
I doubt she will even be able to see past all the big adults.
If she can attend, your the parent you are ultimately responsible for her safety and all that jazz.
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Raven10
hi there, I also thought about that point and think you are correct on it, I think that there is a minimum age requirement, so I don't think she' be allowed to anyhow b/c of it.    No worries, though.  Got it covered.  I guess I will have to have somebody "twist" my arm to "make" me go with a friend, lmao!!  I do feel kind of bad though that she originally thought we would be able to go together but it all worked out for the best at any rate.
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jones13
it dose not matter bring her  .. i was bout her  age when i went to my 1st ozzfest  with pantera
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pack1pres
11-12 years of age is not really too young depending on the maturity of the child, also the responsibility of the parent.  Nothing at Ozzfest including the parking lot is no worse than most PG 13 movies now a days. It is not like a XXX orgy.  Of course she will see drugs and tits and drunks. This is where the maturity comes in, what does the child already know about, what kind of talks about stuff have you had with your child. As far as the pits goes any metal concert requires a good parent to escort the child to and from the seats to keep clear of moshing areas.  During the show most people will respect you and your child, depending on how you are at the show some people may give looks of say stuff, but most will be high fives devil horns and HELL YEAHS!  My first concert was at about the same age and it was Monsters of Rock w/ Metallica, Dokken, Kingdom Come, Scorpions and VanHalen.  I'm sure alot of people felt I was to young to be there but it was a very positive experience.  My sons first concert was Motley Crue at about the same age, he was a little uncomfortable with looking at Tommy's Tittie Camera with his mom sitting there but he had a blast!  A few months later we took him to OZZFEST and he had a great time, my wife did not show any tits to Ozzy's live cameras when our son comes with but I'm sure he saw some tits.  And like I said depending on what movies you allow your child to watch Ozzfest is like severe language, mild animated violence, and brief nudity and Drug Use.
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Gnomez
I have the ultimate solution....

Take me instead of your daughter...
I am like a well trained puppy
I will do as I am told
I will fetch you beers and burgers as requested without hesitation and without grumbling or sulking
I will hang on every word you say
I won't pee on anyone
and unlike Catzz I won't embaress you by licking my balls
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Deputy_Potatoes
Protect her, it will be very easy for her to find boys if she likes metal, tell her to look and not touch.
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Gnomez
Welcome back deputy potato brain
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da_wizard
pack1pres wrote:

11-12 years of age is not really too young depending on the maturity of the child, also the responsibility of the parent.  Nothing at Ozzfest including the parking lot is no worse than most PG 13 movies now a days. It is not like a XXX orgy.  Of course she will see drugs and tits and drunks. This is where the maturity comes in, what does the child already know about, what kind of talks about stuff have you had with your child. As far as the pits goes any metal concert requires a good parent to escort the child to and from the seats to keep clear of moshing areas.  During the show most people will respect you and your child, depending on how you are at the show some people may give looks of say stuff, but most will be high fives devil horns and HELL YEAHS!  My first concert was at about the same age and it was Monsters of Rock w/ Metallica, Dokken, Kingdom Come, Scorpions and VanHalen.  I'm sure alot of people felt I was to young to be there but it was a very positive experience.  My sons first concert was Motley Crue at about the same age, he was a little uncomfortable with looking at Tommy's Tittie Camera with his mom sitting there but he had a blast!  A few months later we took him to OZZFEST and he had a great time, my wife did not show any tits to Ozzy's live cameras when our son comes with but I'm sure he saw some tits.  And like I said depending on what movies you allow your child to watch Ozzfest is like severe language, mild animated violence, and brief nudity and Drug Use.


I kinda of disagree with the PG 13  comment.....I 've been to Alpine for Ozzfest numerous times and every time  I've seen something that has shocked me more than the time before.....I've commented on this before in other posts, but I have seen couples having sex between cars....twice I've seen girls giving BJ'S.....a girl on girl show ( busted by security), people dropping their pants to either pee or flash ( men and women ).....a guy going down on a girl on the trunk of his car.....numerous pierced lady parts on display ( one girl had 5 fricken studs in her hoohaa....ouch ) and of course titties as far as the eye can see.....PG 13 ....i think not......there can be a lot of nasty debauchery going on out there in THE LAND OF OZZFEST....beware

alcohol is not a toy.......it's a tool....to be used by responsible drunks
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MattSabbath13
Yeah 11 is a bit young but I'm not here to tell anyone what they should or should not do.  If it were my 11 year old daughter I would say no.  My older sister snuck me to Ozzfest 97 when I was 14 soon to be 15.  I knew more of what was going on illegally around me.  If you can explain things in a way that your daughter will understand then by all means take her.  If you've been to Ozzfest before I don't have to specify what "things" will go on.  So if you take her just be careful and I hope you both enjoy the day of awesome, if not, hopefully Ozzy will come to your city again on his solo tour.  An arena is a safer way for a youngin to enjoy the great music of Ozzy Osbourne.
See you in the darkness wanker!
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pack1pres
da_wizard wrote:

pack1pres wrote:

11-12 years of age is not really too young depending on the maturity of the child, also the responsibility of the parent.  Nothing at Ozzfest including the parking lot is no worse than most PG 13 movies now a days. It is not like a XXX orgy.  Of course she will see drugs and tits and drunks. This is where the maturity comes in, what does the child already know about, what kind of talks about stuff have you had with your child. As far as the pits goes any metal concert requires a good parent to escort the child to and from the seats to keep clear of moshing areas.  During the show most people will respect you and your child, depending on how you are at the show some people may give looks of say stuff, but most will be high fives devil horns and HELL YEAHS!  My first concert was at about the same age and it was Monsters of Rock w/ Metallica, Dokken, Kingdom Come, Scorpions and VanHalen.  I'm sure alot of people felt I was to young to be there but it was a very positive experience.  My sons first concert was Motley Crue at about the same age, he was a little uncomfortable with looking at Tommy's Tittie Camera with his mom sitting there but he had a blast!  A few months later we took him to OZZFEST and he had a great time, my wife did not show any tits to Ozzy's live cameras when our son comes with but I'm sure he saw some tits.  And like I said depending on what movies you allow your child to watch Ozzfest is like severe language, mild animated violence, and brief nudity and Drug Use.


I kinda of disagree with the PG 13  comment.....I 've been to Alpine for Ozzfest numerous times and every time  I've seen something that has shocked me more than the time before.....I've commented on this before in other posts, but I have seen couples having sex between cars....twice I've seen girls giving BJ'S.....a girl on girl show ( busted by security), people dropping their pants to either pee or flash ( men and women ).....a guy going down on a girl on the trunk of his car.....numerous pierced lady parts on display ( one girl had 5 fricken studs in her hoohaa....ouch ) and of course titties as far as the eye can see.....PG 13 ....i think not......there can be a lot of nasty debauchery going on out there in THE LAND OF OZZFEST....beware


I don't disagree about much of what you said, but most of what you said is on Movies like the American Pie or Scary Movie even the pg-13 version of movies have alot of sex in them.  Unless you go right up to the various sex acts going on it is just some sex.... granted it doesn't take a little push to send PG-13 to an UNRATED version by todays standards an Ozzfest Trip could easily be shown on cable or w/ a little censorship be acceptable for mature children accompinied by adults.  I am not arguing with DA-Wizard Alpine and most parking lot tailgates are not really for children, but also it depends on the child and the adult supervision provided.  When I was 11 I went to Disneyland with my family and while taking my little sister out to the car to get a soda and some food, a couple of gay men doing something uncalled for in the parking lot told us they had a puppy we could pet.  I was smart enought to tell my little sister there was no puppy and we hurried back into the park.  Bad people and bad things are everywhere, don't just assume we crazy metal heads are worse for children than other people. 11 is kinda young, but it all depends on you. 
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ozzrokk
I think you will be giving her a life changing experience.

She will never forget this

Stay by her side

and let her enjoy the ride.

That's cool

She's gonna love it
RIP Rigger Dan
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f_darkbladeus
sounds like she already decided to nix the trip with her daughter. i agree an Ozz concert will be a better experience overall. an all day festival has too many unknowns. my sons were at least 15 before going with me. i bought a ticket to a show i wanted to go to big time, but ended up giving it to my (then) sixteen year old son for all his help around the house and with the kids (his younger siblings). to this day he says what a blast that day was for him. he is a big guy, and i knew by that age he could handle himself. that was 8 years ago. he now has 3 sons of his own. i regret missing the bands, as the festival never has again had such an amazing mix, but it always gives me such a big sense of "right on" to know he rocked out in my place with bands we both loved so much. Korn was there, and he loved them at that time. i would never do that for my daughter though. no way. totally different story, because she's a girl and they need watching over.
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I'll believe it the day Ozzy sings a real love song. ::animatedlaugh
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