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Lindsey Buckingham Band

Written by G Calabrese Apr 23, 2009 at 05:24 AM
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I saw Fleetwood Mac in Orlando. Lindsey played his heart out. I am now a fan. I had no idea how talented he is. In fact, I believe the band should be called the Lindsey Buckingham band, seeing as Lindsey does all the work. Stevie left the stage at least 8 times and it was not for wardrobe changes. Lindsey rules!
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Mac rocks the Gulf!!!

Written by Pattie from Providence, Rhode Island Sep 12, 2008 at 06:58 PM
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I came up from South Florida with a new friend named Joy. I just had seen the Sunrise show the night previous. I flew down to FL from Rhode Island.
I go to the will call window to get my third row seat. I pass through security again with my camera.
My friend Joy and I go look for our connection and we finally find him and he tells us that he will be out with our passes. We sit together and he comes around with them but tells us that the band wont be sticking around after the show. Well, we can go back there and see what is going on anyway.
. The next thing you know the crickets start and the band comes out. I was right in front of Stevie again. I did manage to get a few photos not as much as I would have liked to because I was nervous about security. Their security was to busy making sure that people stayed in their assigned seats then to worry about anything else.
Well, then it happened the highlight of my night. I was the only one in my area standing, singing and dancing. Well, I was looking at Stevie and I was singing and kind of dancing along and I look over at Lindsey. He is looking right at me!! I was a little shocked and embarrassed but this was not the first time he had done this to me. I kind of gave a small stunned smile and the next thing I know he gave me a huge smile with kind of a wink. Well, my heart just melted. I was like Lindsey Buckingham is flirting with me. Ok another surprise happened when during the go home part of GDW Stevie put her hands on her thighs and did this hip gyration move. I was in shock!! My eyes must have popped out of my head!! I dont remember her doing that at the other shows. I guess her hip was doing OK that night!!
Another shocker was during Tusk. As usual I did my gyrations to this song. I am sorry it just happens when I hear this song and I have no control over it. I think that I saw Stevie look over at me and she was just smiling (she might have been laughing at me) I did not dare look over at Lindsey this time.
Well, the shocking part of it all was the Tusking that Lindsey does to John and then Stevie. Well, he did it to John and while he was doing it Ms. Nicks made her way down very quickly to the other side of the stage. She was in no mood for the Tusking that night. Lindsey soon followed down to her end and Stevie shook her head and seemed to say NO. She was walking away and Lindsey followed her on his KNEES!! It was a wild scene. Stevie just marched back over to her side with this kind of no nonsense kind of look on her face. The previous night in Sunrise Stevie was very receptive of the Tusking. That was the odd part.
During Landslide Stevie wasnt as friendly toward Lindsey as the previous night either. Such a drastic change in her attitude in only one night, who knows what really goes on.
Well, the show was terrific and at the end Joy and I waited near the side stage. We got backstage and about 30 of us were all in this one room together. There were no cheese and crackers just some bread and milk or something really strange, Joy remembers seeing some odd fruit. Well, that was the highlight of our backstage experience. We were told the band was not seeing any one that night. We left feeling crushed but we know in our hearts that we will meet them someday soon and it will be so wonderful. This just was not the right time.
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Disappointing

Written by Anonymous from Florida Sep 12, 2008 at 06:56 PM
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I was hyped to see them, after the first three songs, you couldn't hear the words that stevie was mumbling, she clod hopped around in nursing home shoes, and the harmonies that make them great were gone. The only two who showed that they were enjoying there stage time was Lindsey and Mick. No More Tours!!!
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St . Pete Times Forum show

Written by Jim from Florida Sep 12, 2008 at 06:55 PM
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The Forum is with out a doubt one of the worst places to see a rock show!! But no matter where you have to go,Fleetwood Mac is not to be missed! The show was a real nice mix of new and old classics. I still can't believe they are not doing" THROWN DOWN" off the new cd, maybe they will later for some lucky fans. "LANDSLIDE" with just Stevie on vocals and Lindsey on accoustic was unbelievable!! Even the forum couldn't stop the beautiful sound of this classic. We should have been down on the floor for the show,but $125 is just to much for a concert. What a summer of shows though, The EAGLES and FLEETWOOD MAC!!!! Its like the 70's all over. Hope you all can get good seats at a good site, the band is really doing a great job! MAC is BACK!!!!!
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Awesome, but....

Written by  from Tampa Bay area, Florida Sep 12, 2008 at 06:53 PM
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For the most part it was a fantastic show; Stevie didn't try for a lot of the high notes, and you never did see John's face [which was hidden under his hat], but it was two and a half hours of all of their best songs from the past and the 'Say You Will' album.
The only true negative part was everyone on the floor going out into the stands while Lindsey was performing by himself. He was operating at 200 percent despite that, and I think that was symbolic in a way: While Stevie is still recognized and revered as the star, the reality is that FM would not be where they are today without Lindsey....and even now that fact gets no respect.
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