The return of Christine McVie proved Fleetwood Mac still has it, and that they can finally go ‘On With The Show’.
I am on such a Fleetwood Mac high. I feel like ‘Misty Day’ of American Horror Story: Coven. It’s the power of watching live music. It’s one thing when it’s just a band, but when it’s one of your favourite bands à OMFGG! I listened to their music before the concert, after the concert, and you best believe I’m listening to it, again, as I am blogging.
I’ll admit, I nearly cried. The energy the band created as a whole was intense. It was electrifying. I have never transmitted so much energy with another being as much as I did with Stevie Nicks as she performed “Rhiannon”. I nearly fainted.
When Stevie shared the story of how she came to be with the band, how she met “Bob” at a party, sung with him, and let it go. Then two years later “Bob” called her out of the blue and said, “Hey, you wanna start a band?” That proved that sometimes, if not most, it is good to talk to strangers. Sometimes those strangers turn into being our best friends, partners, or bandmates that you’ll eventually grow a bond with that you can’t share with anyone else.
I will never listen to “Gypsy” the same again. When Stevie gave the backstory to the song, I was like, IT ALL MAKES SENSE! The Velvet Underground, velvet, paper flowers, it all comes down to YOU, you see your gypsy! It’s the edge. It’s when that person in the mirror talks back to you, and then you talk back it… I was blown away. It’s funny because she was like, “Yeah, I was making good money at the time, so I thought I could shop there, but when I got there, I realized I couldn’t afford anything.” I believe the moral of the story was that she got something more than she could have purchased, maybe? Or maybe she really couldn’t afford anything? I don’t know, but she got something so much more out of that visit. And that is when I turning to: Timing? Coincidence? Fate? I believe the “On With The Show” concert was my “Velvet Underground”.
Christine McVie is the reason why I was posted to my seat for so long. I could just listen to her sing. You could tell she was really happy to be back. And there was one moment when Lindsey and Christine were “doing their thing together.” I swear, they looked like magnets. It was as if it was the first time they ever performed on stage (together). It was green, organic, and fresh. I love that each member gets their time to shine. To think all they have been through, and there they are, creating their passion for other people like me to thrive off of it. Mick Fleetwood and Lindsey Buckingham were electrifying –literally. It was as if they turned on a light switch and there I was, fully charged. Their theme of holding it together songs made it heartwarming, and that the fire they have is still fully ignited.
Fleetwood Mac proved the magic is still there, they can go “On With The Show”.