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|Joined: ||Fri Oct 19th, 2007|
|Location: ||Coram, New York|
|So yet once again I hop on the grossly overpriced Long Island Rail Road to head into the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden. This time to see Fleetwood Mac. This was not a show I would have ordinarilly gone to but my girly loves them so being I'm a forward thinking, in touch with my feminine side, 21st Century kind of guy I picked up a couple of far from inexpensive ducats. Yesterday, was the first truly beautiful and warm day in NYC in 2013 so the city was especially vibrant. Some dinner, pre-gaming, and a couple of absolutely awesome FM bootleg t-shirts really set the tone for the evening. Nice crowd inside the Garden. This was the third show on the tour and I had read some reviews of the other two saying that the crowd was OLD. I mean walker and oxygen tank old. Not the case here. Good beer-ey crowd looking for a good time.
As I mentioned earlier, I am not a huge fan of the band having been force fed their music for close to 40 years, but this was one of the most staggering performances I've ever seen. FM came on at about 8:20 or so. No opener. They came out like a roaring freight train opening with an actually metallic version of Second Hand News. The synergy with crowd was breathtaking. They kept the furnace hot and the hits coming with The Chain and Dreams next up. Rhiannon came early in the set and was a decent but somewhat tepid version. To me, the show hit legendary status when Buckingham strapped on his acoustic guitar and he and Stevie did Landslide and then a completely heartstopping version of Never Going Back Again. I mean even though the tickets were more than a tad overpriced, this part of the show made it worth every penny. Stevie as always was Lindsey's co-front man. She killed it with electrifying versions of Gypsy, Gold Dust Woman, and Stand Back. They did two encores with the second one leading off with Silver Springs which led to yet another set highlight. It was here it maybe it got a little pro wres like because the interaction between Lindsey and Stevie was intense even though you knew they were faking it.
Lindsey Buckingham is one of the top 20 guitarists of the rock era. His style and phrasings are completely original and his sound is one of a kind. Mick Fleetwood was the huge surprise for me. A very very hard hitter who along with John McVie kept everything right in the pocket the whole show. Stevie Nicks may have lost a bit of a step but was an amazing presence and acquitted herself quite nobly. Was Christine McVie missed? A little bit but overall not really. A fun night and def one of my top 15 shows of all time.
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