For a short, unfortunate time when referring to pivotal Texas Revolution battle site and historic San Antonio monument the Alamo, people weren’t saying “Remember the Alamo” as often as they were, “Remember the time Ozzy Osbourne peed on the Alamo?”
Just as unfortunate, almost everyone can say they do remember the act that inspired works of art and a wave of Texas anger. The night before Black Sabbath’s 1982 HemisFair Arena concert an intoxicated Osbourne urinated on nearly 150 years of Texas history and the side of the Alamo’s Cenotaph. For the defiling deed Obsourne wasj ailed and subsequently banned from San Antonio for a decade.
Although he’s since returned to the city and donated $10,000 to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the group responsible for Alamo's upkeep, Osbourne is back to say officially just how sorry he is. The heavy metal singer and son Jack Osbourne will make a stop at the monument Thursday as part of a History Channel show they’re taping. For what the singer has called “history with an Osbourne slant,” the father and son have already visited Stonehenge and Bletchley Park and are set to make a stop at Mount Rushmore. San Antonio Councilman Roberto Trevino confirmed the visit and apology Wednesday night, but did not reveal what time San Antonians could expect Osbourne so as to keep crowds minimal.
The Alamo won’t be the only taste of historical Texas architecture Osbourne receives on his visit. He made a stop at the Texas Capitol Wednesday afternoon and left with a Lone Star flag gifted by state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez of Austin to prove it.
One of Rodriguez’s staffers commented the high point of her week was escorting Osbourne to the bathroom. We’re glad he made it this time.
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