Fleetwood Mac's show Saturday was just sort of ambling along.
The packed crowd was being entertained but not really affected. But then the vibe changed. Lindsey Buckingham embellished the second verse, almost arguing with the melody.
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The song earned the evening's first true roar, and it was game on. Nicks then let loose on "Gold Dust Woman," offering her most inspired vocal of the night. Then came "Oh Well," the set's oldest song and by far its hardest-rocking.
Nicks and Mr. Buckingham still had a touch of zest, making for rare moments of lightness.
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Mostly, though, the band sounded desiccated. Fleetwood saw him, but thankfully did not raise him, with his own numbing solo.
Nicks said the band chose it for this tour because they had never played it live before, though the turgid rendition that followed made it clear why that had been the case. Buckingham and Ms.
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Born in the late sixties, the band has often gone through personnel changes from the Peter Green blues days, to the game-changing Buckingham Nicks inclusion, to the in and outs of McVies and a cavalcade of guitarists such as Jeremy Spencer, Danny Kirwan, Bob Welch, Billy Burnette and Rick Vito.
It was with much anticipation that Fleetwood Mac fans awaited first news of how this strategy would play out live on stage.
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Fans outside nervously checked their watches and the black clouds above as they endured the long wait to get into the venue due to the added security and unique Rod Laver Arena queuing system i. Finally around 8. Back in the day, the song was used as a show stopping encore but with an unlimited supply of hits in the catalogue and a point to prove, they came out punching hard.