Mum Sharon and dad Ozzy are there - and brother Jack even manages a little dance...
It was a family affair for KELLY OSBOURNE last night (November 27) as Ozzy Osbourne
and the OSBOURNE tribe turned up in force to cheer on their youngest daughter at her first proper gig, in NEW YORK.
The heavy metal hero and mum Sharon jigged and punched their fists in the air during pop wannabe Kelly’s 45-minute set in Manhattan’s Irving Plaza.
Brother Jack, sporting a new afro, and who has been critical of his sister’s strike for fame, even danced along as she ended the show with her hit cover of Madonna
‘s ‘Papa Don’t Preach’.
Afterwards, a breathless and sweaty Kelly said her famous parents had been on tenterhooks before the gig.
“Dad was more nervous than me and mum cried backstage,” she exclusively told NME.COM.
Kelly played eight songs and one encore in a set of material that borrowed heavily from the pop-punk of Courtney Love‘s [a][/a].
Wearing a black tee-shirt with the logo of keyboard maker Moog on the front, a tail-coat with the words “Blah blah blah” in sequins on the back, and a pair of baggy jeans with Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars trainers, she was backed by a four-piece band of session guitarists Josh Paul, Devon Bronson and Matt Douzat and drummer Alicia Warrington.
During one track, which she dedicated to masturbation, she urged the crowd “If you love it, put your finger in the air.” She then threw dozens of condoms into the audience and blew one up into a balloon, which the crowd then bounced around the venue.
Although the gig was billed as a sell-out, the venue was half-empty, and when she dived into the moshpit at the end of the show she had no trouble walking among her fans.
Apart from the Osbourne clan, which also included sister Aimee and half-brother Rob, celebrity guests were thin on the ground. Even her boyfriend, Bert “Cratchet” from rockers The Used, was not in the audience.
During ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ Kelly dragged five members of the audience onto the stage to join in.
“Are you having a good time?” she repeatedly asked the crowd, to cheers and devil-horn hand gestures.
The gig coincided with MTV US’s broadcast of the first episode in the second series of its fly-on-the-wall show ‘The Osbournes’.