Awhile back Briefcase surprised me by announcing he'd bought tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in concert over Memorial Day weekend.
Do all of you remember Fleetwood Mac? They used to look like this:
And then they looked like this:
On Saturday evening Briefcase and I made our way to the Honda Center (formerly the Arrowhead Pond) in Anaheim to see Fleetwood Mac.
We were really close to the stage. Our seats were in row 19 on the floor, center stage. The crowd was an interesting mix of young and old. I admit I laughed out loud when I saw a man, probably about 65 years old, walk in with an earring hanging from his ear. He only had a patch of hair left on his balding head, but he wore that patch in a long ponytail. I don't think anyone has told him the 60's are over.
Seated next to us were two couples in their early twenties. The crowd was an ecletic mix.
A row or two in front of us was a woman who came dressed as Stevie Nicks.
It apparently was a huge turn-on for her partner. I don't think I want to know what THAT was all about.
The real Stevie Nicks now looks like this:
Sorry for the grainy photos but it was very dark and all I had with me was a point and shoot. Nonetheless, she's in her early sixties and looks fantastic. Her voice still has the same haunting quality of earlier years.
Mick Fleetwood on drums was amazing too. The highlight, though, was watching Lindsey Buckingham. The man is unbelievable.
I could not believe the dexterity he showed on guitar. His vocals were great and his energy level would make any 18 year old jealous. Stevie Nicks has always been my favorite in the group, but Lindsey Buckingham is the one who shined the most Saturday night. He made a good concert into a great one.
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