Saturday, June 30, 2012

Recap / Setlist / Photos: Stevie Nicks Live at Jones Beach

Stevie Nicks Live in Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach Theatre June 29, 2012

Stevie kicked off her first public live performance of 2012 in Wantagh, NY at Jones Beach Theatre on Long Island. She opened the show with Rock & Roll which is a big change.  The song normally takes it's place as the second to last song in the encore set, so it's a nice change to see her open with it.  I like the fact that she comes out blasting with a rocker!  The audience is already excited to see her so a really rockin' tune or something up tempo just sends them over the top. Previous sets in the last few years have opened with either Stand Back or Fall From Grace.  Stevie came out in her typical trademark platform boots dressed in all black with a Feather Boa attached to her wrist.  She didn't appear to change from the black all night, only adding different pieces like the Gold Dust shawl, the Stand Back shawl and of course the Rhiannon top. At the end with Edge of Seventeen she pulled out the white. 

The setlist tonight didn't deviate too much from what her setlist was last year except she shuffled around the tunes and made two additions with Rock & Roll and Enchanted, which hasn't been in the set for awhile. Steve Real was back for his duet with Stevie on Leather and Lace... I read and was told that once again Stevie charmed the audience with her humour. During her intro to Annabel Lee she again eluded to her affair with Edgar Allan Poe saying she was hanging with him back in the 1800's, he was married, but that never stopped her before.  It was also said that Stevie ended the night emotionally with Love Is with tears in her eyes thankful to and grateful for the enthusiastic audience.  Jones Beach has a great stage, so the Edge Walk was intact... Photos below.

Here's a run down of the songs in the set... Big thanks to @Steviessara on Twitter for a copy of the setlist. This was @Steviessara's first front row experience at a Stevie show, and she won the tickets to boot!  All in all saw a lot of positive responses to tonights show - which is great for Stevie and her first night back.  Next stop is Holmdel, NJ Saturday night where she'll be just as great!

Thanks to everyone that tweeted or sent me messages about the show.. It was fun read

Photo on left by T. Cole Rachel

Stevie Nicks! Up close!

Photo on right by @theonewithally

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

-Drop Ghosts Are Gone.
-Cut Rhiannon & Edge of Seventeen in half - they go on too long and wear out rather than end - swap 1 or 2 others to take up the time.
-Drop R&R (and any other cover) and slide in an original.
-Landslide is pretty tired
-Soldier's Angel is depressing.

Anonymous said...

one other BIG change tonight, only one drummer on tour with her! There was no percussionist in this tour!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh... No Lenny Castro! Interesting... And I know Ricky Peterson isn't with them this round on keyboards, but is Brett Tuggle on Keyboards instead?

Anonymous said...

ya first time she ever not had percussion. Brett Tuggles is back playing keyboard and guitar

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
-Drop Ghosts Are Gone.
-Cut Rhiannon & Edge of Seventeen in half - they go on too long and wear out rather than end - swap 1 or 2 others to take up the time.
-Drop R&R (and any other cover) and slide in an original.
-Landslide is pretty tired
-Soldier's Angel is depressing.


I couldn't agree more!! those all need to go andgold dust woman add seven wonders nitebird
everybody finds out running through the garden affairs of the heart that would be a show i would pay again and again to see!

Barbara Joy said...

Thank you so much for all the updates, NicksLive! I share everything as fast as I can, too :) so THANK YOU! xoxo

Sandra said...

Thank you so much - couldn't wait to hear - love that Enchanted is in the set - but wish the background vocals were featured more like on the record (I am commenting on the last time I saw this performed in concert) - LOVE hearing Sharon and Lori a little louder - maybe less drums - more clear vocals for Stevie too? I hate when the band overpowers the vocals - what's up with that? - don't like Rock and Roll either...wouldn't mind soldier's Angel if Lindsey was there - that should be saved for the FM tour next year - but love that she is doing SO many songs no matter what!!! but where are the WEST COAST dates???????????

Anonymous said...

I came all the way from The Netherlands to visit this concert and the one in Holmdel.
I was really pleased it was a blast. I like here energy and the interaction with the audience.

The end of Soldiers Angel wauw thats fantastic what a voice and in holmdel rhiannon whas also different (the beginning of the song) she sang the song slowly loved it.

Hope she keeps it up because it was worth it every single moment icluding the jetlag.

Stevie well done!

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