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By Tamara Palmer
Stevie Nicks spent quite a few moments of Saturday night's performance at the Fillmore marveling that she was onstage at the Fillmore, the place where she once attended concerts by the likes of the Byrds and Jimi Hendrix and dreamed about her own possibilities.
"If you wish on the stars," said the singer and Peninsula native, "you might get a satellite!"Nicks left no doubt that she appreciated her time there as much as the approximately 1,500 fans that had managed to get inside. And she didn't keep anyone waiting to hear a classic, starting off with "Stand Back" and weaving a set of what she dubbed "all the wonderful old things and some new songs that deserve to be played."
The new songs, including "Secret Love," "For What It's Worth," and "Soldier's Angel," came from In Your Dreams, her critically acclaimed seventh studio album and first since 2001's Trouble in Shangri-La. It's also an extended collaboration with producer Dave Stewart, best known as half of the Eurythmics. She offered extra background when it came to songs like "Soldier's Angel," inspired by visiting with wounded war veterans, and served them all up with as much polish as her seasoned anthems from "Rhiannon" to the closing "Edge of Seventeen."
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The drama and the fantasy: Stevie Nicks at the Fillmore
By Ann Edwards
San Francisco Bay Guardian
The Stevie Nicks show at the Fillmore on Sunday night was like a time warp to an early Eighties high school. Although most of the women in the audience were in their 40s and 50s, they were competing for “Best Dressed” like girls more than half their age. They paid tribute to their Queen Stevie in dark velvet, shimmering shawls, and long skirts. If I didn’t know better, I would say they’d kept those clothes in their closets for 20 years just for this occasion. But shopping with my mom has taught me that they sell it all at Chico’s.
When the lights went down all the fashion, pretense, and iPhone surfing ceased. Nicks walked onstage to the roar of an adoring crowd. We were screaming, waving our hands, jumping up and down, and squealing. She was beautiful, charismatic, sexy. Nicks gave us a shy nod then put her game face on: ready to rock.
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