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Palace of Auburn Hills, MI

Featuring: Fleetwood Mac
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2003 (8:00pm)
Address: 2 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248-377-0100
Ticket Price: 47.00-125.00

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5.0

alone but not lonely

Written by Lindsey A. Wolkowicz from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sep 19, 2008 at 05:18 PM
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Though I came to the show alone once the music started, and the band took the stage, I was surrounded by thousands of people and didn't even notice (except for the drunk couple necking in front of me). I am only 22 so my FM has been restricted by my age. When this band played, however, I felt like I had lived an entire life and just been born within those two and a half hours. This show far surpassed that of the dance tour musically, as well as in the band's expression of true vulnerability and palpable joy through their performance.
The classics were played but what was refreshing to me was that FM obviously respects their work enough to revamp it a little- a different chord here, a new transition there. A perfect example of this, and highlight for me, was "never going back again".
Lindsey was phenomenal. It is amazing to witness an artist achieving the level of satisfaction he seems to be feeling with this tour and new album. He tore it up. There is no other way to say it. He was obviously at times in the place where a painter would find themselves moving their hand with no self consciousness, trusting their gift and being in that moment. I have to say though that a highlight of this show and of the new album was definitely "say goodbye". This show cemented it as one of my favorite FM tracks. Though Lindsey has established himself as one of the greatest guitar players and producers there is something indescribable about his use of silence. By this I don't mean a lack of noise but instead a quality of sound. there are points during the show that the sound he created was so full and rich that it became concise directing you exactly where he wanted he to go. I find this with his vocal as well and that was most evident in "say goodbye". He just whispers and his guitar whispers and Stevie's supporting vocal gave this hum a counterpoint that made me cry. It was seeing the most human of interaction and the most divine emotional landscape simultaneously.
I also loved that Stevie did "beautiful child". I may be biased because Tusk is my favorite FM album, and I love the song but I think this song speaks of Stevie's power as a lyricist and vocalist. She shines, as most artists do, when she is most vulnerable, when she allows you as a listener to see that. Yeah Stevie can wail and give you shivers, but there are moments like "beautiful child" or "goodbye baby" in a show when her voice is so honest and pure that its strength clears the air and occupies your entire body with the fullest stillness you have ever experienced. That is Stevie Nicks at her best and that is what I felt tonight. I just sat in my seat after the show and cried just having to release all the enrgy that I had spent the last two hours absorbing.
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5.0

Fantastic and Breathtaking

Written by Tina from Michigan Sep 19, 2008 at 05:16 PM
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Wow!!! What a fantastic performance at the Palace. Stevie was awesome, hitting every single note in all of her songs and twirling away. Lindsey was on fire, and very entertaining, running around the stage and chasing everybody like a mad man. This was the best performance I've ever seen in my life, and it has been a great lifetime experience for me.
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A breathtaking journey through music

Written by  Sep 19, 2008 at 05:14 PM
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Brilliant, colorful display of talent reverberating on stage throughout the evening at the Palace of Auburn Hills.. Deep rich sounds and illuminating performances by Fleetwood Mac which has a classy elegance and maturity. Stevie Nick gracing the stage with her unique voice and magnetic prescence. Lindsey Buckingham a gift to the music world. Fleetwood Mac should be experienced by everyone who appreciates true artistry in sound and voice.. A masterpiece performance
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A Special Night In Motown

Written by Terry from Michigan Sep 19, 2008 at 05:10 PM
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Perhaps the most moving moment of the evening was actually "Say Goodbye". Not sure if they've been performing this on other stops -- you could hear a pin drop at the conclusion. "Mesmerizing" performances of Never Goin Back - Beautiful Woman - Tusk - Big Love.

Stevie was really into the show - spinning - turning and strutting through out. Every one of
her songs was dead on. Dreams - Landslide - Silver Springs - Gypsy - Stand Back . . . . all hit the mark.

Lindsey was, well, Lindsey -- absolutely on fire!
Without a doubt - THE premiere guitarist, and showman. Into the crowd on several occasions - chasing John, Stevie around the stage, etc. His leads were unbelievable.

One of, if not the best show I've seen.
Not 5 stars ---- 10!
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Fantastic and energetic performance

Written by Anonymous from Detroit Sep 19, 2008 at 05:06 PM
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Kept you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next hit all night. Very entertaining.
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