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Say You Will FAN REVIEWS

10/18/03 MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV


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Michele
Mac Mania set in as soon as I arrived at the Vegas Airport. The MGM grand had video displays promoting FM (and Kiss and Simon and Garfunkel) too. They used clips from the Dance and just seeing it got me excited, but being as it was the last show for the States, I was excited anyway. Of course, I'm easy. When I traveled to see the show in Denver, I saw construction men in yellow jackets that said "Landslide Operators" and that made me think of FM too. It really doesn't take much! The band took the stage late, at about 8:35. Sometimes, Lindsey comes right to the apron of the stage and begins touching hands with the audience even before he straps on his guitar. Tonight, he came stage front, but didn't have time to shake hands before moving away. Stevie was wearing her usual outfit, with a crescent shaped silver necklace and dangling earrings. Lindsey was wearing blue jeans and a crisp white shirt. I was sitting 3rd row center. From that position, John's bass seemed to be connected directly to my heart. My body shook with the sound. When Stevie addressed the crowd she said, "Las Vegas, Nevada. City of Dreams. Welcome." This was a fitting introduction to "Dreams." For the Peacekeeper intro, Lindsey said that there were some old friends of his in the audience. 'Long before Stevie and I went to Los Angeles and joined the people we were meant to be with (I guess he believes that "Destiny Rules") we were in another band. Tonight the drummer from that band is in the audience. He is getting married after the show at Graceland chapel. He is going to have one of those Elvis guys perform the service. If Bob is anything like I was anything like I was, he's been a marital hold out. Anyway, I want to dedicate the song to Bob and Melinda.' Stevie cheers for them (Lindsey didn't even get to do his usual speech for "Peacekeeper." I wonder if he and Stevie are going to attend Bob's wedding; Lindsey should, since he likes Elvis so much). It always surprises me that Stevie seems to enjoy "Eyes" as much as she does. It never struck me as her type of tune. But even when she's not at the mic, she's singing Lindsey's part and dancing. For "Say You Will" Stevie says it's from their most recent record -- then laughs at herself for using the outdated term "record" -- SYW, but it's the single itself: SYW. When she and Lindsey meet at the center and play to each other, he nods to her when the interlude is over, before turning to head back to his mic. She kind of does the same thing during Landslide at the end, when they're hugging side by side. Looks at him and nods, before they release one another. At the end of SYW when she and Lindsey are facing each other for the last repeat of the chorus, I start thinking that she should do her lasso choreography for him. I'd get a kick out of seeing him react to it. He might even mimic her. He does the same thing each night too, makes a fist and moves it back and forth towards his chest, as he's singing to her. Then of course, I think we all know how he wipes his forehead when he sings about feeling the fever. For the "Landslide" intro Stevie says that this is a special night for them. It's their last performance in the states. No, it's not their last show forever, just for this part of the tour. They will be going to Europe for a month and then to Australia. This tour is turning into something more than any of them expected. She'd like to point out that since they started rehearsals in February and at each of the 70 shows they have done since then their tour manager has been with them for each and every performance. But this is his last show with them because he's leaving to -- Stevie screams the next part in mock despair -- "GO ON THE ROAD WITH BETTE MIDLER." She jumps up and down like a frustrated Rumpelstilkin. Lindsey gives the thumbs down sign and the audience boos on cue. Stevie wants to thank Marty for all he's done and dedicates Landslide to him. During the pause in Landslide, Lindsey reaches out for Stevie's hand (a gesture that she generally initates). They lace fingers and he kisses hers. For "Beautiful Child" Stevie says she wants to dedicate it to her father who is with them tonight. Jess Nicks usually gets "Landslide" dedicated to him because Stevie says it is his favorite song, but guess he got bumped that night. Stevie again says that "Beautiful Child" is a song she never thought she would get to do from their 1979 album Tusk. She never thought she'd get to perform it in front of people, "but then these wonderful guys let me do it (indicating the band)." It seems to me that Lindsey is singing more lead vocals on "Beautiful Child" than he usually does. In fact, it seems like he was singing lines that he only used to mouth in the song before and his vocal was strong. Louder, at moments, than Stevie's. At the end of Gypsy, Stevie moves away from her mic and then comes back, tossing her hair in a flurry and laughing, because she was getting ready to leave the stage without having said "thank you." At the end of I'm So Afraid as Lindsey is going crazy with his guitar, he actually dropped it. But he made the blunder part of the act and threw himself on the ground too. Then he thrashed about the floor, clawing at the strings for awhile. The applause was thunderous. Mick got to his feet, pointing at Lindsey, but then he had to grab his shoulder in pain, before continuing to clap (how old did he say he was last birthday?) Stevie was all the way to her mike and people were still clapping from ISA. She kind of cut them off when she spoke into the mic and said she was dedicating Silver Springs to her mother. At the beginning of Tusk, Stevie was over talking to John and then Carlos. Carlos bows to her, leaning down and laughing. When they leave for the encore, Stevie took a penguin from someone in the audience. Someone asked her to sign her autographed, but she made a writing gesture to indicate that she didn't have a pen. Lindsey takes a BN album that someone handed him. He tosses it to the ground at one point, to interact with another audience member, but then he picks it up and takes it backstage, bringing the album back when he returns. I assume that he brought it back signed. He has a good memory in order to be able to take it back to the person who gave it to him, when there are so many frenzied fans at the front of the stage. Stevie forgets to come in on the second verse of World Turning, but recovered quickly. During the drum solo, Mick says that he is the lone ranger, looking for Tanto. Sitting on his haunches to the side of the stage, you can see Lindsey looking out into the audience, the mass of people all moving in time to Mick. The arena is a small one and there are many empty seats. The same was true at the last Staples show, even though it was twice as big as the MGM garden. Denver was a different story. The Pepsi Center was sold out and every seat was full, up to the rafters, including most of the seats behind the stage. For the band intros, Mick says that he can't remember whether Stevie mentioned it or not, but this is their 70th show. He said it's their last North American show for this tour (Stevie just said for this PART of the tour; I hope that's what Mick meant to say as well). He said that in addition to the people you see on stage, there are 120 more who made the tour possible, from limo drivers to truck drivers. He says that he wants to thank all of them. He introduces the back up players and then says his life would be unimaginable without the other 3 and he thinks they all feel the same. He introduces Lindsey and hugs him, introduces Stevie, the lady of their band (again she and Lindsey blow kisses to each other) and John the back bone. After Don't Stop, Mick and John seem to return to the stage very quickly for "Goodbye Baby." Mick turns to John and does the twist ala Chuck Berry. John laughs. Lindsey and Stevie come out holding hands, he kisses hers. After "Goodbye Baby" as Stevie is taking her bow, the lights take awhile to come back up and she is rubbing her face. I wonder if she is crying, but when she rises, her face is dry and she's smiling. Lindsey bends to shake hands with people in the audience. As Stevie walks towards the exit, she touches Lindsey as she passes by. While Mick says goodbye to the audience, Stevie and Lindsey stand in the wings. They assume a fighting pose towards each other again, brandishing fists, as they did during Tusk. After Mick says "The Mac is Back," Lindsey taps Stevie's back and they take separate exits off of the stage. I would have been depressed thinking this was the last show for America, but we've been told that they're coming back in 2004, so there's still a lot to look forward to.
Debbie
Last Saturday FM played at the MGM in Las Vegas. It was my sixth time seeing them this tour. And each night is better than the last, which is pretty amazing, considering each night is so great. When we got to the MGM the front TVs at the check in and at the giant TVs out in the front of the hotel advertised FM with concert clips from the Dance tour. There were also posters advertising the show all around the casino. We had front row seats and they let us go stand near the stage. I saw some of the same fans that were in LA. At 21 I was one of the younger fans up front. But I did see some others about my age. It still amazed me how much energy the band has. They said it was their 70th show of the tour. I only went to six and was worn out after each one; I donít know how they do it night after night. I guess standing for two and a half-hours, jumping in heels and screaming at the top of my lungs to every song is enough to wear at anyone out. But itís well worth it. Between Stevieís bewitching vocals, Lindseyís playful guitar antics, Mickís pounding drums and Johnís thunderous bass, FM is the most rockiní band around. As the lights went down the mad dash to get to the front happened, and we ended up dead center but there were either two large TelePrompTers or speakers in front of us I couldnít tell which. So the location was great but for a lot of the show we could only see the top half of them. I think the stage was higher here than in other places so I really had to stand on my toes. The show started a little late which was great because the concession lines were long. So they started about 8:30PM. They played the Chain then they welcomed Las Vegas. Stevie said welcome to Las Vegas, city of dreams. Then she sang Dreams. I love when Lindsey plays the guitar part for Stevie and they almost stay in the center of the stage too long and have to rush back to their mics. In fact during Say You Will Lindsey almost missed his part again, he kept making eye contact with the audience and almost forgot his cue. During Dreams Lindsey looks over the audience in the front. He acknowledges all the fans he recognizes. During the welcome Lindsey commented a former band member of theirs was getting married after the show in one of the little wedding chapels on the strip by an Elvis impersonator. I didnít know which member they were referring to but I suspect it one someone from Fritz. The next Stevie highlight was Riannon. She didnít scream as much as she did at LA, but it was still great to see live. Her Gold Dust Woman was even better; she put a lot into that song. Itís one of my favorites. She was probably the most energetic for Stand Back. She got the audience into that song the most Iíve ever seen. Although she only twirled a couple of times. The overall high point of the show for me was Lindseyís Come. Each night he changes which solo songs he does on each side of the stage. This night he did the whole solo guitar part of Come right in front of us. It was magical. Those few minutes were worth the entire trip alone. He was pawing at the guitar, slapping it and making quite a show. After Come came Gypsy I think. He was looking over the audience, I gave him the thumbs up, mouthed great job and waived. He smiled. After Gypsy came Big Love. He was in the front center of the stage for this one fairly close to us. Afterwards he came forward to shake hands and he shook mine! In all the shows I went to I never got a handshake from Lindsey. This was the coolest part of the night, I didnít want to let go. Other Lindsey standout songs for the night were Peacekeeper and Second Hand News. For Landslide Stevie dedicated it to a band member that was leaving to tour with Bette Midler. Stevie was so cute when she announced this because she was so mad she started stomping on the ground, really jumping up and down. She actually sounded just like Bette when she was complaining it was so funny. After Landslide, Stevie and Lindsey held hands and hugged. The light was shinning right in my eyes at this point so it was hard to see everything but they looked genuinely happy to be in each otherís presence. Say Good Bye was one of the songs they sang soon after. It was beautiful and the acoustics were better for it here then at LA. For Whatís the World Coming To there were blue and white lights blinding me so I couldnít enjoy it as much as usual but the song is still way better live. Beautiful Child is such a pretty song Stevie poses during it and makes gestures, which really brings the song to life. She dedicated it to her father who she said was in the audience. Her other dedication was for Silver Springs, which she dedicated to her mother who was also in the audience. I love Silver Springs, the way Stevie turns her mic to look at Lindsey for the end part is so cool. The expressions they give each other are priceless. For the Stevieís last costume change for the encores Stevie changed into boots and each boot had a single row of diamonds on the heel, they were really beautiful. Otherwise both Stevieís and Lindsey clothes were the same as LA. Also during the encores Lindsey came over to us during Donít Stop and put his foot on the speaker above us. He was right on top of us but it was only for a brief moment. Also during Donít Stop I could actually hear Stevieís tambourine and it really added a lot to the song. The Tusk dance was about the same as LA. They put up their fists and dissolved into a hug. I could see it better here Stevieís mic stand wasnít in the way. Lindsey was much more into the boxing part than Stevie. They looked really cute and happy together when they were hugging and spinning around. During World Turning Stevie was having such a good time shaking her tambourine that she came into her solo a moment late and missed the first word and smiled at her mistake. World Turning is such a great showcase for Mickís talents and he sure showed them off. Itís really wonderful that each of the members gets a chance to shine. The last song that they did was Good Bye Baby. My only complaint besides the blinding lights for a few songs is that Stevie didnít make much eye contact with the audience with the exception of a blond haired woman in a hat standing right in front of her. I guess they knew each other because Stevie looked at her a few times. Then at the end of the show the woman gave her a little penguin the only present Stevie took. When they returned to the stage for the final bows Stevie said to the woman that sheíll write. Now thatís a lucky fan! I wish Stevie would look at the audience more like Lindsey does. He remarkably makes everyone feel special. And for this show he really went all out. I donít know if it was because it was the last one for this leg of the tour, but he really played to the audience and it was much appreciated. At the end of the show Lindsey signed autographs 3 times. I didnít get one in LA so the first time he signed at the center of the stage I made sure to be there. He signed my mini poster but then when he threw it back someone else caught it. I eventually got it back. When Stevie and Lindsey returned to the stage for the last time they were holding hands. Mick introduced everyone and Lindsey blew Stevie a kiss when Mick introduced her as Stephanie Nicks. Then Mick told everyone to take care of each other and the Mac is back. During this when Stevie and Lindsey were almost off the stage they were doing the boxing and hugging again. It was a great way to end the show. I hope after they finish the European leg of their tour, they'll come back here and add more dates. Because the show is just so awesome that six times just isnít enough!
Terry
Well, the day finally got here and it was exactly how I thought it would be. Amazing.....This was my last concert for see FWM on their last US Tour date and it was a very special night. The Band was alot more jovial and let it all out for this show. I was very a very lucky person to see them alot this year and I just had to see the last show for the US leg of the tour. My payoff was that I was able to get front row tickets and It was unbelievable. I was directly in front of Lindsey and 5' away from Stevie. Can life get any better than that. Yes it can. I was also the lucky person that Lindsay let play his guitar and it's a day that I will never forget. He is such a talented musician that doesn't get any credit for his talent. I don't know how he can be left off of the greatest guitarist list. It really is a shame. The band was very up beat and happy talking about this being the 70th show of the tour and how it's been a long road and how they have enjoyed every moment. Stevie dedicated a couple songs to her parents who were at the show and she was very sentimental singing the classics Landslide, Silver Springs, Beautiful Child, and Goodbye Baby. I was also very happy to have Lindsay sign an autograph for me. He is a very grateful person who appreciates the fans that appreciate him. The concert was very special for them and their fans because of it being the last one and they played very spiritually and left you wanting more and more. I am so happy that my summer and fall was filled with my favorite band and only can hope that they will record and tour again. Stevie, you will always be the Queen of Rock in Roll and don't every forget it. Lindsey you are the best at what you do and I will never forget playing your guitar during Go your own way. And of course John and Mick the quite but staples of this great band-Thank you for FWM. It was a great year and just want to say Thank You to Fleetwood Mac, the Greatest Band in the World. Thanks for the Memories.
David Marx
My name is David Marx. I live in Minneapolis Minnesota, I'm 32 and have been a fan of Fleetwood Mac 1977 since I was 6. This music has meant so much to me over the years, so I was eager with anticipation as 2003 started. I remember first listening to a clip of Say You Will on the Nicks Fix in January as it ran as a promo for that 70's show.Then a month later as it ran on Third Watch. Having heard those two songs, I just knew this would be a great year. Then of course came the announcement of the release date for the album and the tour dates announcement. I'd saved for two years for this tour, as I figured this may be the last, so I had plenty of money to go to as many shows as I could afford. Anyway, as I was busily planning which concerts to attend, April 15th came and I greedily snapped up my copy of the new cd. As with all great works of art, it took several times listening to the entire cd front to back, but suddenly it hit me that all of these songs blended together perfectly, and that Say You Will was in this longtime fan's opinion the jewel of Fleetwood Mac's career. Anyway, back to the tour itself. I ended up over the course of the summer going to 25 shows and here is the list: Columbus, Washington D.C, Pittsburgh, CLeveland, Buffalo, Nashville, Greenville, Atlanta, Birmingham, 2 in S.T.Paul, Moline, Indianapolis, 2 in Chicago, Milwaukee, 2 in Anaheim, San Diego, Phoenix, Kansas City, Grand Forks, Chicago again, Omaha and Las Vegas. Some particular highlights include opening night in Columbus, Birmingham and Indianapolis, where the band had a little extra energy, San Diego, where I snagged a front row seat at the last minute, and the Last show in Las Vegas which was very emotional of course. The thing that impressed me most was that after attending those 25 shows, I couldn't recall one time leaving a show where I felt the band gave anything less than their best effort. As a fan for 26 years, I have seen and heard the best this band has to offer, but this year far exceeded anything I could have ever expected. I also wanted to say a special thank you to Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham, both of whom I was lucky enough to meet at various points during the tour. Both of them graciously talked to me for about 10 minutes and allowed me to have my picture taken with them. Thanks guys, you made this fans day. I also wanted to thank my friend Debbie from Cleveland who generously allowed me to share her home while we went to Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland together. I went to Washington D.C and Buffalo myself. Also my new friends i met in Nashville Dana and her Husband Clay from Alabama, and all of my new friends in the NIcksFix fan chat. Of course the biggest thank you goes to Fleetwood Mac for making 2003 a year I will never forget!!!!!!!! One final thing; someone asked me how I could enjoy going to so many shows and I simply said "If you have to ask, you don't understand." Walking away a line from a song summed up everything perfectly "I CAN STILL HEAR YOU SAYING YOU WOULD NEVER BREAK THE CHAIN!!!!!!"
RJ
I saw the first show in Las Vegas - it was ok but not what I know the Mac could have delivered (see my previous review). As I said, I am die-hard so I went again last Saturday(show #22 for me since 1987!)..............WOW - What a show!!! I do not know if it was due to the fact that this was the last show of the US leg or not but they were ON!!! What spirit - what interaction with the audience and each other. And Stevie....she gave it her all in every song! She talked to the audience so frequently. AND, she went for it all night long - from hitting the hi-notes in Dreams (thunder only HAPPENS when it's raining) to showing us glimpses of the past in Rhiannon and Gold Dust Woman with bewitching shrieks of mystery!! AWESOME!! Yes, the set list remained the same but each song was done with such passion! What a group! Thank you FleetwoodMac for giving it your all and if planned - see you "down under" next year!!
Peter Giroux
I can't begin to express what an absolutely fabulous concert this was!!!! Fleetwood Mac was just at their very best!!!!!! Couldn't have been better. Lindsey Buckingham had so much energy!!!!!! He was actually on his back, on the floor, with his legs up in the air while wailing on the guitar. What a gifted guitar player. And his solo songs were excellent. Stevie Nicks was as usual gorgeous. Every song she did was the best I have ever heard it performed or recorded. Her version of Stand Back with the teasing long introduction was so rocking no one was sitting down. Everyone was dancing and singing. Matter of fact, at least with this particular Las Vegas crowd, everyone was singing and dancing through the entire concert. I had perfect strangers dancing with me in the aisle and the emotional connection the crowd had made with each other because of Fleetwood Mac's total performance, energy, warmth and interaction with the audience produced a feeling I will never probably experience again. They sang every song I wanted to hear. I could comment on every song they sang but I would take up too much space on the website!!!!!!!!!! Stevie sang "Beautiful Child" which I think is such a moving and beautiful song. Hits me right in the heart when she sings that song. And Mick Fleetwood was obviously having a grand time. He looked like he was in heaven!!!!! What a percussionist!!!!!!! John McVie is such an incredible bass player. Could feel the vibrations from the sound he was producing going right through my body. Felt great John. Keep it going!!!! I could go on and on about that incredible night. But I'm still too excited even 3 days later to write about everything that happened and the total experience of seeing them. Every song they sang was performed perfectly. And the touching, teasing, and kissing between Stevie and Lindsey was so warming and touching. Tugged at my heart!!!!!! And the audience loved the interaction between the two of them at times bringing some of us to tears along with our smiles. To make a long story short, I, at 46 years old, spent almost 3 hours non stop dancing and singing. I had the best time of my life. I was in the 6th row in left center directly in front of Stevie Nicks on stage. Less than 20 feet from her. I could see how much fun she (and the entire band for that matter) was having. They mentioned it was their last performance in the United States. The audience moaned. Then she corrected her statement and said "Just the last night in the United States on this concert tour. We'll be back!!!!" And the audience went wild!!!! It was a night I'll never forget. I tried many times, but it took over 20 years for me to see Fleetwood Mac in concert and it was well worth the wait. I felt 18 again. With love, appreciation and admiration to the whole Fleetwood Mac band,
Michelle Adelman
I first saw Fleetwood Mac live in Portland, Oregon on July 25,2003. It was the absolute best thing I have ever done! After that night I was hooked, in my house or car there is never any music on except for, Fleetwood Mac or Stevie. My family took awhile, but finally excepted that this was the way it is, Fleetwood Mac or nothing at all. I flew to Chicago, and saw Fleetwood Mac 09/13/03. This was not as spectacular as Portland. I am sure it was for the fact that the people I was seated around, were not absolutely into Fleetwood Mac as I was. Then LAS VEGAS!!!!!!! I am not sure if I can ever express in words how GREAT of a night that was. I took my 14 year old daughter, it took us two planes to get there but made it around 3:00pm @the MGM. My daughter was the one in the 2nd row with the white t-shirt (homemade) with I (heart) LINDSEY on the front and FLEETWOOD MAC FOR LIFE on the back. She did not want to wear the shirts I had bought. She and I were on our feet from the start, but after DREAMS a man behind me tapped me, and wanted for us to sit, I said "No Way" but after the 3rd tap, I sat, just for 2-3 songs. When Rhiannon started we where on our feet and never sat again!!! Every songs was perfect, STEVIE LOOKED OUT OF THIS WORLD!! We both knew all the words to everything except for Beautiful Child , so we were sing/ screaming the entire time. My daughter had asked a Lady in the front row if possible could she try and get Lindsey's autograph for her. And sure enough she did get it. My favorites that night were TUSK & STAND BACK.............it is so interesting that after that show my daughter loves that new CD "SAY YOU WILL" even more. I think this is quite amusing, there are days when we cannot agree on which Fleetwood Mac to listen to ( I drive her to school everyday and round trip is 1hour+) I have been listening to the older stuff MIRAGE/RUMORS and my daughter will put SAY YOU WILL/ THE DANCE on in her personal CD player. We defiantly will be waiting/watching for the next Fleetwood Mac/Stevie/Buckingham Concerts and no where but 1st or 2nd row will do.
Michele
Mac Mania set in as soon as I arrived at the Vegas Airport. The MGM grand had video displays promoting FM (and Kiss and Simon and Garfunkel) too. They used clips from the Dance and just seeing it got me excited, but being as it was the last show for the States, I was excited anyway. Of course, I'm easy. When I traveled to see the show in Denver, I saw construction men in yellow jackets that said "Landslide Operators" and that made me think of FM too. It really doesn't take much! The band took the stage late, at about 8:35. Sometimes, Lindsey comes right to the apron of the stage and begins touching hands with the audience even before he straps on his guitar. Tonight, he came stage front, but didn't have time to shake hands before moving away. Stevie was wearing her usual outfit, with a crescent shaped silver necklace and dangling earrings. Lindsey was wearing blue jeans and a crisp white shirt. I was sitting 3rd row center. From that position, John's bass seemed to be connected directly to my heart. My body shook with the sound. When Stevie addressed the crowd she said, "Las Vegas, Nevada. City of Dreams. Welcome." This was a fitting introduction to "Dreams." For the Peacekeeper intro, Lindsey said that there were some old friends of his in the audience. 'Long before Stevie and I went to Los Angeles and joined the people we were meant to be with (I guess he believes that "Destiny Rules") we were in another band. Tonight the drummer from that band is in the audience. He is getting married after the show at Graceland chapel. He is going to have one of those Elvis guys perform the service. If Bob is anything like I was anything like I was, he's been a marital hold out. Anyway, I want to dedicate the song to Bob and Melinda.' Stevie cheers for them (Lindsey didn't even get to do his usual speech for "Peacekeeper." I wonder if he and Stevie are going to attend Bob's wedding; Lindsey should, since he likes Elvis so much). It always surprises me that Stevie seems to enjoy "Eyes" as much as she does. It never struck me as her type of tune. But even when she's not at the mic, she's singing Lindsey's part and dancing. For "Say You Will" Stevie says it's from their most recent record -- then laughs at herself for using the outdated term "record" -- SYW, but it's the single itself: SYW. When she and Lindsey meet at the center and play to each other, he nods to her when the interlude is over, before turning to head back to his mic. She kind of does the same thing during Landslide at the end, when they're hugging side by side. Looks at him and nods, before they release one another. At the end of SYW when she and Lindsey are facing each other for the last repeat of the chorus, I start thinking that she should do her lasso choreography for him. I'd get a kick out of seeing him react to it. He might even mimic her. He does the same thing each night too, makes a fist and moves it back and forth towards his chest, as he's singing to her. Then of course, I think we all know how he wipes his forehead when he sings about feeling the fever. For the "Landslide" intro Stevie says that this is a special night for them. It's their last performance in the states. No, it's not their last show forever, just for this part of the tour. They will be going to Europe for a month and then to Australia. This tour is turning into something more than any of them expected. She'd like to point out that since they started rehearsals in February and at each of the 70 shows they have done since then their tour manager has been with them for each and every performance. But this is his last show with them because he's leaving to -- Stevie screams the next part in mock despair -- "GO ON THE ROAD WITH BETTE MIDLER." She jumps up and down like a frustrated Rumpelstilkin. Lindsey gives the thumbs down sign and the audience boos on cue. Stevie wants to thank Marty for all he's done and dedicates Landslide to him. During the pause in Landslide, Lindsey reaches out for Stevie's hand (a gesture that she generally initates). They lace fingers and he kisses hers. For "Beautiful Child" Stevie says she wants to dedicate it to her father who is with them tonight. Jess Nicks usually gets "Landslide" dedicated to him because Stevie says it is his favorite song, but guess he got bumped that night. Stevie again says that "Beautiful Child" is a song she never thought she would get to do from their 1979 album Tusk. She never thought she'd get to perform it in front of people, "but then these wonderful guys let me do it (indicating the band)." It seems to me that Lindsey is singing more lead vocals on "Beautiful Child" than he usually does. In fact, it seems like he was singing lines that he only used to mouth in the song before and his vocal was strong. Louder, at moments, than Stevie's. At the end of Gypsy, Stevie moves away from her mic and then comes back, tossing her hair in a flurry and laughing, because she was getting ready to leave the stage without having said "thank you." At the end of I'm So Afraid as Lindsey is going crazy with his guitar, he actually dropped it. But he made the blunder part of the act and threw himself on the ground too. Then he thrashed about the floor, clawing at the strings for awhile. The applause was thunderous. Mick got to his feet, pointing at Lindsey, but then he had to grab his shoulder in pain, before continuing to clap (how old did he say he was last birthday?) Stevie was all the way to her mike and people were still clapping from ISA. She kind of cut them off when she spoke into the mic and said she was dedicating Silver Springs to her mother. At the beginning of Tusk, Stevie was over talking to John and then Carlos. Carlos bows to her, leaning down and laughing. When they leave for the encore, Stevie took a penguin from someone in the audience. Someone asked her to sign her autographed, but she made a writing gesture to indicate that she didn't have a pen. Lindsey takes a BN album that someone handed him. He tosses it to the ground at one point, to interact with another audience member, but then he picks it up and takes it backstage, bringing the album back when he returns. I assume that he brought it back signed. He has a good memory in order to be able to take it back to the person who gave it to him, when there are so many frenzied fans at the front of the stage. Stevie forgets to come in on the second verse of World Turning, but recovered quickly. During the drum solo, Mick says that he is the lone ranger, looking for Tanto. Sitting on his haunches to the side of the stage, you can see Lindsey looking out into the audience, the mass of people all moving in time to Mick. The arena is a small one and there are many empty seats. The same was true at the last Staples show, even though it was twice as big as the MGM garden. Denver was a different story. The Pepsi Center was sold out and every seat was full, up to the rafters, including most of the seats behind the stage. For the band intros, Mick says that he can't remember whether Stevie mentioned it or not, but this is their 70th show. He said it's their last North American show for this tour (Stevie just said for this PART of the tour; I hope that's what Mick meant to say as well). He said that in addition to the people you see on stage, there are 120 more who made the tour possible, from limo drivers to truck drivers. He says that he wants to thank all of them. He introduces the back up players and then says his life would be unimaginable without the other 3 and he thinks they all feel the same. He introduces Lindsey and hugs him, introduces Stevie, the lady of their band (again she and Lindsey blow kisses to each other) and John the back bone. After Don't Stop, Mick and John seem to return to the stage very quickly for "Goodbye Baby." Mick turns to John and does the twist ala Chuck Berry. John laughs. Lindsey and Stevie come out holding hands, he kisses hers. After "Goodbye Baby" as Stevie is taking her bow, the lights take awhile to come back up and she is rubbing her face. I wonder if she is crying, but when she rises, her face is dry and she's smiling. Lindsey bends to shake hands with people in the audience. As Stevie walks towards the exit, she touches Lindsey as she passes by. While Mick says goodbye to the audience, Stevie and Lindsey stand in the wings. They assume a fighting pose towards each other again, brandishing fists, as they did during Tusk. After Mick says "The Mac is Back," Lindsey taps Stevie's back and they take separate exits off of the stage. I would have been depressed thinking this was the last show for America, but we've been told that they're coming back in 2004, so there's still a lot to look forward to.
Jill Nichols aka GODDESS
WOW!!!!!~ What can I say...Another legendary performance!!!!~ We decided to go on a whim~ My Husband drove 1320 miles each way from Omaha, Ne. (by the way, THANX HONEY!!!!!!) to Las Vegas for the last U.S. concert~ Let me tell you it was worth it!!!!!!~ They were wonderful, as they had been when i saw them the week before in Omaha~ You could tell this tour and the response they have gotten from their faithful fans, has been as amazing for them as it is for their fans to see them again~ Hell, even my Mom, who lives in Las Vegas was so excited by me just telling her how good Fleetwood Mac played in Omaha, bought a ticket~ She said, it was a great show and was going to buy the "Say You Will" cd~ We were lucky in a sense this show had a huge crowd but didn't sell-out, so during the first part while Stevie was singing "Dreams", we were able to move up to unsold more exspensive seats, which gave us an awesome view of them~ They all seemed to have an extra sparkle to them being it their last show~ Lindsey Buckingham was a Wildman playing guitar with so much passion, you couldn't help but be mesmerized by him~ At one point he was flailing on the floor playing like the "Guitar God" he is~ The crowd really loved him~ Mick Fleetwood was especially animated tonight, screaming during his drum solo, "Are you ready for some hanky panky Las Vegas?!!!!~ And when it was the point where Mick introduces everyone, he said, this is the Lady of the band, Stephanie Nicks~ The crowd really dug that!~ Letting out a huge scream!!~ John McVie was his normal stay in the shadows kinda guy, but his bass could be felt as it vibrated the floor~ Man that guy can play!~ Stevie Nicks of course was the star of the show for me~ She was magically dazzling~ Really giving it her all during every song~ Stevie's parents were there and she dedicated a song to each of them, which gave the night a special kinda feel to it~ Stevie also dedicated a song to their tour managr whom she said would not be going on the overseas dates and would be working for Bette Midler~She jumped up and down as if having a tantrum, it was adorable!~ I did notice when Stevie changed shirts she did it off the left side of the stage in the dark, she had a black bustier on and I could see her bare back~ he he he~ "Rhiannon" and "Gold Dust Woman", were magnificent!~ " "Beautiful Child" and "Goodbye Baby" gave me goosebumps along with a few tears!!!!~ "the Mac is Back!!!" Mick shouted at the end and they were!!!!!!!!!!!~ A true class act Fleetwood Mac is!!!!!!!~ I enjoyed evry second~ It goes to prove you don't get older, but finer with age~ Once again, thank you for the memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~ I was honored to be in your presence!!!!!!!!!!~
Carol
There are no words to discribe what I felt watching Stevie on stage again.....Her performance in Las Vegas was so overwhelming....I was so emotional with every song she sang....I felt so honored to be part of that US show.....I will never forget it as long as I live...Thank you Stevie and Fleetwood Mac for an amazing concert...you guys rock!!!!
Melanie Kelly
It's early Monday morning and I'm still hyped from Saturday's show. It was the third one my daughter and I have seen on this tour and undoubtedly this was the best. The show was the last US show before going overseas on tour. The entire group was talking with the audience and playful with each other. Steve stated that it was the 70th show on this tour. Once again Stevie's voice was enchanting, mysterious and haunting. Her movements were graceful and wicked at the same time. The last Las Vegas show was different for me because my mother had died that morning. I thought about her during the show and during Landslide tears streamed down my face as I thought about the changes in my life during the past three months. My daughter and I attend every Fleetwood Mac/Stevie concert that we are able to and each one is an experience I treasure deep within my heart. In our generation parents and children have a lot of problems and I am so thankful that the Mac's music is something we both love and share together. Lindsey's guitar playing is as always too much to put into words. He is so happy to be playing again and truly loves the fans. THANK YOU Fleetwood Mac and STEVIE for coming together again and sharing your incredible music with your devoted fans. At every show Stevie takes the time to thank the audience for coming and it amazes me because it shows how humble they really are. I think the Thank You's are definitely from the fans. I sang, screamed and clapped so much that at the end of the show I had a sore throat and my hands were numb. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Stevie and the Mac for your endurance and dedication to us your loyal fans. Have a great time on the next leg of your tour!!!
Jane Anderson
I have been a devoted Stevie and FM fan for many years- I live in Hawaii and travelled to Las Vegas for the last show of the US leg of the tour. From the first beats of The Chain to the last words of Goodbye Baby, it was an incredible show- thank you Mick, John Lindsey and Stephanie Lynn- I love you all!!

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