Welcome to my open love letter/review of the Fleetwood Mac show at the TD Garden in Boston on Friday night.
October 10, 2014 goes down in this kid’s history books as one of the most satisfying nights of live music I’ve ever witnessed by one of the most iconic bands ever to walk this earth.
Even saying the name of the band spins my spurs: Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Freaking Mac.
Like the rest of the universe, I’ve had their “Rumours” album for a gazillion years. Like the rest of the universe, I’ve been singing along to songs from that album and several others for a gazillion years. Like the rest of the universe, “Landslide” still gets me every time.
So to say that I was excited to be among the sold-out crowd in Boston is a understatement of epic proportions. What’s more, this “On With the Show” tour marks the return – after a 16 year absence – of Christine McVie.
The show kicked off with “The Chain” and for the next two hours or so I was spellbound from one song to the next. I went from being awestruck from being in the same room as Stevie Nicks to absolutely blown away by Lindsey Buckingham‘s guitar playing. I mean I knew he had mad skills but seeing him live was something entirely different. The dude is phenomenal. Christine McVie sounded fantastic and it was as if she had never left.
Add to this mix the legendary John McVie on bass and drummer Mick Fleetwood and – as you can imagine – my friend Jen and I experienced many jaw-drops, stunned moments of appreciation and jump-to-our-feet moments throughout the show.
Here’s my unimpressive yet obligatory “fan” photo and then we’ll talk setlist.
Fleetwood Mac proved that they are still relevant, still vibrant, still incredibly talented and can still put on a live show that I know I’ll never forget.
Welcome back, Christine McVie!
Setlist. Boston. 10.10.14
1. “The Chain”
2. “You Make Loving Fun”
4. “Second Hand News”
7. “I Know I’m Not Wrong”
8. “Tusk” (my fav song of the night)
9. “Sisters of the Moon”
10. “Say You Love Me”
11. “Seven Wonders”
12. “Say You Love Me”
13. “Big Love”
14. “Landslide” I know…I can’t even.
15. “Never Going Back Again”
16. “Over My Head”
18. “Tell Me Lies”
19. “Gold Dust Woman” (yes, it almost did make me break down)
20. “I’m So Afraid”
21. “Go Your Own Way”
22. “World Turning”
23. “Don’t Stop”
24. “Silver Springs”
25. “Songbird” they rolled out a baby grand for Christine and it was a perfect ending