I could not contain myself all day knowing I would be in the presence of
Stevie Nicks! She was at the Coors Amphitheatre here in San Diego. I have
seen her many times. Last night, like always, she gave with her heart.
She opened with "Outside the Rain". Immediately everyone was on their
feet. My favorites for the night were, Landside, Garbo, and Has Anyone
Ever Written Anything For You. Every song was beautiful. Another
highlight for me was the electric version of "Twisted" She had so much to
say and share with her fans. She gave insight into each song. She took
about 5 minutes(atleast) to walk to the front of the stage and shake hands
with every possible fan. A body gaurd was literally pulling hands off of
her. She did not appear to mind that they did not want to let go.
Shortly after, a large man made it up on the stage and headed towards
here. Fortunately a guard quickly brought him to the ground and appeared
to get him far away from her, maybe even the parking lot!! What can I say,
Stevie was Beautiful, Stunning, and remains the unquestioned Queen of Rock
and Roll!!! I doubt anyone has a voice this morning. Hoarseness is a
reminder of the power.
from Joe Bennett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Just returned from the concert at Coors Amphitheatre and it was
It has been awhile since my last Stevie Nicks concert, (Seland arena in
Fresno, dec. 10th of 1987 to be exact!!)
As is my habit, my wife Barbara and I arrived quite early for the
about 5:30 or so for an 8:00 start time. Found a great parking spot at the
new Coors Amphitheatre, right near the KGB radio station location. Visited
with one of their top DJ's, Coe Lewis, for awhile (even got her autograph
too). Then, finally got in line to await the opening of the gates. Talked
to several of the fans in line with us, and all were anxiously awaiting
the show. One fellow told me that it was his first concert ever, and that
he had walked the last two miles to the amphitheatre from the last bus
stop. I am sure he found it worth the walk too. The new Coors Amphitheatre
is a great venue for concerts, and I was really looking forward to seeing
Stevie in this new location.
A.J. Croce was the opening act, and while I had never seen him live,
on a great show. His piano playing and singing were great, and really set
the stage for Stevie to follow.
I choose not to follow in the pattern of all the other reviews, and
out each song and review them one by one. Suffice it to say that Stevie
came out to a standing ovation that lasted through her first two songs,
and which was repeated several times during the show. At times the lack of
view of the stage made me wonder why I had acquired front row seats, oh
yeah, cause I LOVE Stevie! All her songs where as perfect as you would
expect of such a talent. Gold Dust Woman, with its thundering percussion
and driving bass line combined with Stevies fantastic voice to drive the
fans wild in their seats. Of course, Edge of 17 brought hundreds of fans
to the stage, and I noticed a trend that I hope will not continue. Many
fans (seems like several dozen to me) would grab Stevies hands and squeeze
them to the point of pain on her face. She had a tough time on several
occasions just extracting her hands from the fans grasp. People, please,
treat Stevie with the respect she has earned of us over these many years.
There was, of course also the expected stage jumper who was quickly
apprehended and taken away without further incident. How can such a
wonderful person as Stevie attract so many nuts! There was also one person
caught video taping the show, and he was relieved of his camera and
ejected from the show. Overall it was an "Enchanting" evening for my wife
and I, and I hope that Stevie will grace us with another visit in the
future, now that she knows where we are..........
"She came to entertain us,
her beauty and talent so true.
With her golden spirit a treasure so delightful,
she spreads wealth in our hearts anew."
A short ode to Stevie by J.E. Bennett
from Michele - Kitty3120@aol.com
I am still in awe from my two nights of Enchantment. I took my
to the show last night, we were in the pit, 5th row on the right side. It
was incredible. The show opened w/ A.J. Croce( Jim Croce's son), who was
phenomenal. I am definatly buying that guys' album. He played piano with
one bass player and a drummer, and he completly kicked but.
Stevie started up at about 9:15 apprx. She came out with a bouquet
flowers, which she handed to someone in the first row, who had handed her
a long stem rose. She looked really happy and sang her heart out for us. I
won't get into too much detail about the songs, but, I do want to point
out one or two things I noticed. First off, Stevie did do the Mick part in
Outside The Rain at both shows. At the Universal show, during Twister, she
changed the line "You'd like to save her" to "You'd like to save ME".
Lastly, during Gold and Braid( at both shows), she ommited the last line "
That I'd always love you"( why does that say soooo much to me about her
feelings for LB).
I have got to tell all of you that after the whole scarf incident
Mon.'s show, I was a little disenchanted ( yet understanding ). Let me say
that last night made up for that 100 fold. We got to go up to the front
during Landslide and managed to stay there until the end. I was touching
the stage, just right of the center. When Stevie started making the
rounds, I was starting to get pushed by the people behind me, but I stood
my ground. Then, before I knew it, our Angel Stevie, was standing directly
above me. I was soooo short compared to those around me, so I felt like I
was in a hole. Stevie shook a few people's hands around me, then looked
down(seeing that I was stuck down in the hole, she took pity on me), she
then looked directly in my eyes and smiled. I looked back at her and
smiled( almost crying) and said thank you. She was ever so beautiful, but
you could see that she was slightly weary(possibly because of her
lingering throat infection, or maybe because of the seriously intoxicated
and rude people up there, who were grabbing on to her and not letting
go).One crazy guy did jump on the stage(not an easy task, we are talking
a five foot high stage). He was immediatly taken away by security.
For that being the second concert to take place at the venue (very
and state of the art), I would say that they did a pretty good job of
keeping everything smooth. One last thing I have to mention, is the band
they had playing on the small stage in the vendor area. They played
Rhiannon and Dreams(which the female singer butchered, IMO). Well that is
about it for my review, if anyone wants to know more, you can email me at
from Alfred H.
Wonderful,wonderful show,Stevie sounded,& looked super,the way she
talked to the crowd was very sweet.Too many 'highlights'to list,lets
just say the show was one big highlight.She dedicated the
song,'Landslide',to a girl named Rebbeca,this girl was just picked from
the crowd,as Stevie did not know anyone in the crowd.Nicks fans are a
great bunch,this girl from Canada,give me her ticket stub,cuz I lost
mine(I collect them,have for years)Their were ALOT of really pretty
girls,dressed a bit like Stevie(alot sometimes!)It's great that stevie is
reaching a whole new generation,as most of these girls,were not born,when
rumors came out.Pretty neat,me thinks!Beautiful barefoot girls,great
music,this show was a proper buzz!!!Cheers.
What a magnificent lady!!! Her performance did just what the
read of "enchanted" said it should: it mesmerized, transformed, and
brought many of us to tears. She has an amazing capacity for initmacy with
the audience, despite its size. For me, the surprise charm of the night
was her trilogy of acoustic songs, where the gauze-and-garland adorned set
became an attic full of treasured memories. And of course, we heard
rock-a-lots "Gold Dust Woman", "Edge of Seventeen", etc. Her final gift to
us was a profoundly sincere redering of "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything
For You?". I cried. Then again, so did the burly man next to me, and many
others in the audience.
Just about everyone who might read this is well aware of the fantastic
range of Stevie's work, but SEE HER LIVE, IN CONCERT. Seeing her facial
expression and the hearing her spoken ad libs (in Has Anyone Ever Written,
a wistful, older-and-wiser smile "...and when they asked her about the men
in her life, she said...........priests of nothing....legends....") was
beautiful. The best way I can describe how my friends & I felt after
seeing her was that we had gone to the Changeling Queen's court and been,
well, enchanted! It's a healing experience.
If you're trying to decide whether or not to go to one of her few
remaining concert dates on this tour....GO!!! Don't miss your chance.
from Kelly Lynn
This was my second night in a row seeing Stevies wonderful performance, I
must say I had more fun this time. We were sitting in the 12th row, right
orchestra, the end two seats towards the center and our view was GREAT.
She was soo beautiful and enchanting. I think she saw our sign that said"I
wear boots all summer long" Again, I really loved her triology, I loved
everything. Anyways. We were let up to the front in the beggining of
Landslide, and we got right up to the stage, a little to the right. I was
standing on this sort of brick thingy and I could see her perfectly. I was
all smiles, although there were some there who had had too much to drink.
Anyways so when she came around shaking hands, I held both my hands up to
her and for a second I thought I would be skipped. Then she took hold of
both my hands and looked me in the eyes and smiled and gave my hands a
little squeeze. She has the tiniest warm hands!! That completely made my
night. I almost couldn't believe it. She's the greatest. I just felt so
special to have her touch my hands. Then I was smiling at Mindy and she
smiled directly at me and waved, then later Sharon did too. After that
during different parts we got smiles and waves from just about everybody.
I got a little more eye contact w/ Stevie, and smiles and waves from
Lenny(who is THE coolest person to watch, besides Stevie, of course),
Carlos, lots from Frank, Kevin, Don and Brett. I think really the only one
I didn't remember looking directly at me and smiling or waving was Land.
They all appreciate fans soo much. I think Mindy was especially grateful.
Anyways, the night rocked. There was one guy who ran on stage, I really
don't know how, and was tackled by security, right in front of me, I
jumped back a little because I thought they were gonna fall on me. Of
course we were sad to see the show come to an end, but I have been touched
by the one and only Stevie Lynn Nicks, I feel forever enchanted.You can
bet that next time she comes around I'll be there. ..and if It's all I
ever do..this is your song.
from Jason Beyersdorff - Oceanside, CA
"Enchanted" is really the only word that can come close to honestly
describing the magic of Stevie's music. The whole show was beyond
anything I've ever experienced, and I'll never forget it. I had lower
orchestra seat to the left of the stage about twelve rows back, but I
still got to the stage during "Landslide". The magic that close to the
stage is completely mesmerizing! I touched her hand when she came down
and she took gifts and everything...it's the same things we all read in
the reviews, but it just can't be understood unless you've experienced it.
It means something different to everyone, but it does have some sort of
universal meaning that we can all share, though you can't quite put your
finger on what it is. Of course, "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For
You" really did bring me to tears, as said the definition of "enchanted".
The gift of inspiration that she has given is defined in that song, and
saying "thank you" to her doesn't say enough...but she understands...we
all know what kind of gift she has given each of us, and that is all I
need. She has given many people, including myself, more than can ever be
imagined...she is, and always will be the poet in my heart!
from Marisa Lovecat723@aol.com - Burbank, Ca.
Living in Los ANgeles....in the little town of Burbank, my friend and I
drove 150 miles to san diego to catch stevies show there at the Coors
Amphitheatre. We drove down early tuesday morning and stayed with my aunt
and uncle..we couln'd think of anyting to do since we were soooo
incredibly excited about the show...as if seeing her in L.A. and Irvine
wasn't enought for me!! =)..anyway....we decided to walk along the
beach..and talk about what we were going to wear!!! we then napped for
nearly 3 hours...and I jumped in to the shower...we left exactly on
time...once I had put on the finishing touches...face glitter, my "boots"
and my shawl.....we got off the freeway, and were looking aroiund for the
street we had to turn on...once we noticed it, we realized we were in the
wrong lane...so, when the light turned green, I stuck my hand out the
window, and the guy to my left let me turn left in front of him...just as
I had turned, there was a cop!!! He gave me a ticket....I haven't yet
received it in the mail...what it will cost...I DON'T
KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very pissed off, yet excited =)....we
proceeded...everyone was envious of our outfits as we paraded through to
the gate where they checked our tickets. I could go on for hours about
how MARVELOUS the show was...this is a BRABD NEW amphitheatre...it was so
gorgeous!!! Naturally, it was sold-out!! 7,500 people!!! our seats were
in the middle, about 10 rows back....GREAT SEATS!!!! she played all the
songs as said on the reviews that have been submitted already to the nicks
fix....it was ....simply...AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! =) i wantd to
cry..remembering the time I met her at a restaurant after her performance
on the tonight show...her words...what i remember the most was her
reaching out to hug me and signing a menu I had grabbed from the
restaurant...that I now have...they actually let me keep it!! =)....In
particular...she said" It was very nice and such a pleasure to have met
My eyes were full of slight tears most of the night....however,
she sang "Stand Back" "Enchanted" "Rhiannon" and "Gold and Braid"...we
were up dancing like crazy people!!! After the show...my friend and I
waited for her out by where all the limos were waiting...we stood for
neary 45 minutes.....We heard a crowd making tis way towards
us...stevie...being so little=)...was ALMOST hidden within her
band....BUT...since I am 6 feet with my boots on, I could see her!!! We
rushed over..and waved to her incessantly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She waved
incessantly back...and yelled"i love you"....she then walked over and
hugged us both at the same time...it was sooo bizarre...it was as if she
knew EXACtly how we felt and vice versa....even though neither of us had
the time to say everything or anything to her!!!! She said "OH, I LOVE
your Boots!!! and your necklace.".........In a way...this show was better
than the L.A. or Irvine shows...because of the beatiful atmosphere...the
amphitheatre was very secluded....up in the hills...on a dirt road...in
the middle of nowhere....however...the ocean was in the distance!!!!!
If there are any fans who would like to correspond with me, I
would ADORE some penpals..pledo write me!!!! Also, I have 3 extra Best
Buy coupons if anyone needs one..I am more than happy to mail it to you!!!
=) Also, if ANYONE has this months Colmbia House mag. with stevie on
it...i would love a copy of it...or an extra if you have one. I am also
looking for the episode of Saved By The Bell that has stevie in it....i
think it was 1989 or somewhere around there. I also need a copy of her on
CNN a few months back...I missed it!! =(...I will send you a tape if you
can make copies of these for me....I would also like to offer to anyone
who does not have buckingham nicks...I will copy it onto a tape for you if
you'd like!!! Let me know!!! Much love to all my fellow stevie fans...and
god bless you all!! =) "Step into the velvet of the