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VERIZON CENTER, WASHINGTON D.C., March 10, 2009




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Unleashed

Written by Luke Mar 18, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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Awesome show. All four of them looked and sounded great. It was a dream come true to see my all-time favorite band. They're the best.
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Washington D.C. Show, March 10, 2009

Written by Tom Boone Mar 14, 2009 at 10:39 PM
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What an amazing show. The band unfortunately received only lukewarm reviews citing
such problems as overamped bass and drums and lackluster vocals from Stevie. Kinder
words were saved for Lindsey, but speaking as one who actually PAID for my ticket
(unlike Washington Post or Times reviewers,) my friends, it was a perfect rock
concert.

Stevie was saving her voice, there's no doubt, as she should. There's a whole tour
ahead of her. But more than that she saved it for when really counted. Her cries
on Gold Dust Woman were incredible and Sara was emotional and dazzling. She was
never off-key. She looked fantastic and used her voice intelligently, not shredding
during in the first song, as I guess the music "press" would have her do...

Lindsey Buckigham was incredible, as always. I was thrilled to hear Go Insane in
its' 'album version,' not the acoustic version he's been doing. I'd love to hear
the full band do Big Love one day, too. Maybe next time. But the absolute
stand-out of the entire show was a door-busting, paint-peeling, fire-breathing
version of Oh Well. I don't recall the band ever having such an intense hard rock
feel about them, but this was clearly the boys with their toys. The madness of the
song was intensified by the static buzzing on the stage screens.

There were other moments less over the top but just as poignant including Stevie's
heartfelt tribute and dedication of Landslide to America's service men and women.
Storms came across beautifully as an intimate little number with just the four main
members huddled together, Mick using a stand-up drum-kit. And the choice to sing
two Chistine McVie songs, Say you Love Me and Don't Stop, was perfect and added an
interesting twist to the songs.

The band also gave every indication that they plan to record a new album and tour
again. We can only hope they mean it and that it happens very soon!

Fleetwood Mac – Verizon Center – March 10, 2009

The Band –
Lindsey Buckingham – Guitars and Vocals
Mick Fleetwood – Drums
Neil Heywood – Guitars
John McVie – Bass
Stevie Nicks – Vocals
Brett Tuggle – Keyboards, Guitars


Background Singers –
Jana Anderson
Sharon Celani
Lori Nicks

Setlist –
Monday Morning
The Chain
Dreams
I Know I’m Not Wrong
Gypsy
Go Insane (“album version”)
Rhiannon
Second Hand News
Tusk
Sara
Big Love (LB solo)
Landslide (dedicated to Military personnel)
Never Going Back Again (LB solo)
Say You Love Me (LB/SN duet)
Gold Dust Woman
Oh Well
I’m So Afraid
Stand Back
Go Your Own Way

Encore 1:
World Turning (w/MF drum solo)
Don’t Stop (LB/SN duet)

Encore 2:

Silver Springs
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Best Money Ever Spent

Written by Binky Mar 12, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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March 10, 2009 Washington D.C. ... Incredible. I have never seen anything as beautiful as Lindsay doing Looking Out For Love. Stevie was amazing. John and Mick awesome. Did miss Christine.

I wish they never stopped.
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Dreams!!

Written by Brian Mar 12, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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Last night's DC concert was INCREDIBLE!!! I can't believe Stevie did 'Storms', which is one of my all time favs! This is the 3rd or 4th time I have seen them and they are still rockin it! i agree with the other comment...Christine is missed! If you are a Mac fan as I am, you know where her voice should be in the played songs! AND oh how I miss....'Hold Me' and "Little Lies"!!
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Nailed It, Again

Written by Bill Mar 12, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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My 5th time seeing them. No opening act. Went on about 15 minutes after scheduled time of 8pm. Played two encores. Finished at about 10:35pm. They really are in great form and obviously enjoying themselves. I first saw Fleetwood Mac in 1971 at an outdoor concert in western NY in one of their pre-Buckingham/Nicks incarnations. I then saw them on the Rumors tour in 1977 at the University of Arizona football stadium in a benefit for the Arizona Heart Association where Stevie's Dad was the president. Those of us students who volunteered to work the concert were rewarded by being invited to attend the after-party and meet the band. To say that was an awesome night is an understatement! It's amazing that they keep the music and energy at such a high level. Love these guys.
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