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San Diego, California  San Diego Sports Arena, May 31, 2009



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Soaring Musical Performance In San Diego

Written by lori nelson Jun 01, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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I have been a fan of Fleetwood Mac since high school. It was the first time I have seen them in concert. I was very moved and impressed by the passion and musicianship of the band after all these years. Listening to the drama and hypnotic rhythm of Gold Dust Woman, tenderness of Landslide to the power of World Turning, they reminded me why I have loved their music! It was a joy and a pleasure to see them in concert.
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Last Nite in San Diego

Written by Nancy Fritz Cressey Jun 01, 2009 at 03:35 PM
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Saw the show last nite in san diego. they were superb! don't miss this tour if you still have a chance.
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Still Soaring High

Written by MicheleJ1 Jun 01, 2009 at 03:06 PM
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Great show tonight and bittersweet, because I don't know when I'll see them again.

As New Orleans won't be the last show, I won't try to go there and I'm not sure about Canada . . .

Driving down Sports Arena Blvd. I see signs advertising something called "Rock the House." The signs feature celebrities like Britney Spears and Cher. One has Lindsey on it and above him just the single word "Fleetwood." Odd, but nice.

I love seeing how the Gypsy introduction changes. At first Stevie says that after the drummer calls she was rehearsing at Lindsey's house 5:30 p.m. the next day. But these days she's saying that the drummer probably called her on a Friday, so she told her parents that she was joining the band and wasn't at Lindsey's house rehearsing until the following Monday. Hmmm. Maybe that's why Monday morning sure looks fine to LB.

She says that she wants to tell part of the Gypsy story she doesn't tell at other shows. Fritz went on a little road trip at the end, in 1969. They went through San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Monterey. The Santa Monica Civic Center, on the bill with Leon Russell. And they also came right here to San Diego at the Sports Arena. As she was driving to the venue, Stevie realized that it hasn't changed at all in these many years. "Even the dressing rooms are the same!" She laughs.

She talks about their little house in San Jose, then, as she concludes the story saying that the song harks back "to the gypsies that Lindsey and I were," it, of course, dovetails nicely with Lindsey's addition to the Try for the Sun lyrics. I wonder if Stevie has given a listen to that at all.

Lindsey dedicates Big Love to his nephew Cooper and his niece Cory, who are in the audience tonight. Cory is in the audience every night. Duh! Lindsey realizes this because he looks at Cory in the wings and kind of shrugs and laughs. Lindsey also dedicated GOS to his nieces and nephews, brothers and parents.

Stevie dedicates Landslide to Doc Jacobs a soldier who has returned from Iraq and a friend of hers. "This is for you, Doc."

I notice that Mick has a nice little call and answer thing going with the audience during World Turning. Now, I've wanted one of things for FM ever since I attended the Tom Petty concert and heard him trade the "learning to fly is the hardest part" lines with his audience. I wanted Fleetwood Mac to share verses with us like that -- but I didn't want it to be during Mick's drum solo.

At the end of the show, Lindsey totally spoils any hope I have of behaving with sanity in the future by pointing and mouthing the words, "I like your t-shirt." I grin and mouth back, "I know. Thank you." Now, I will spend every waking minute on zazzle.com designing new t-shirts, especially for him. The one I'm wearing boasts a picture from OOTC's inner sleeve which features the back of his extremely lovely head. I'm impressed he recognized it, as his head has surely changed over the years. I'm not saying it's gotten bigger. I'm just saying . . .
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Great concert

Written by Earl Churchill Jun 01, 2009 at 01:51 PM
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My girlfriend Sandra is a big fan Fleetwood Mac. I am a
R&B and Rap music guy. When Sandra ask me to go with her to see F-Mac I said "Hell Yeah". I love good music. And F-Mac has made good music since I was a child. This concert really surprise me with the quality of the performance of the band, they were great. The band was just outstanding and I would go see them again tonite. The light show was simple, allowing everyone to enjoy the music and be a part of history.
It has been said that "Wine gets better with time". Well, "So did Fleetwood Mac".


note: Sandra bought a t-shirt for $40.00. Wait until after the concert, you can get one for $8.00. Buy one for a friend also.
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