Friday, June 28, 2013

Video | Photos: Fleetwood Mac Live in Des Moines IA 6/26/13

FLEETWOOD MAC LIVE
DES MOINES, IA - WELLS FARGO ARENA
JUNE 26, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Concert: Memories, Gypsies, and Crazy Mick
by stephkocer

I think it is safe to make the assumption that after a while all bands get a little full of themselves. Especially when they have become uber successful. The band starts to forget how they even got there in the first place. No act would be successful without their fans, but it seems like the rockers that have been doing it for a long time don’t care about that anymore. They just like to know everyone is there to worship them. Now, I love cocky rock stars, don’t get me wrong, but imagine the surprise that I got when I went to see Fleetwood Mac in Des Moines this week. It was a surprise because Fleetwood Mac are not your typical rock stars. You would think that after the success of an album like “Rumours” the members of Fleetwood Mac would be lost in their own self-awesomeness, but they are not. In fact, I’ve never been to a show where the band was so appreciative of the crowd and genuinely happy to be there. I’ve never seen a band interact with the crowd that much and actually be that thankful for people coming out to see them. Aside from their gratefulness, they also moved to the very top of my list of best concerts I have been to. Here’s why they now rank number one:




Above 3 Photos: Patrick Finnegan | Earl Ramey | Jessica Krock

"NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN"
"GOLD DUST WOMAN" Love the ending of this where they alter her vocals and give it more echo
"RHIANNON"


"DREAMS"
"WITHOUT YOU" intro
"SARA"

A Gift to Fleetwood Mac from the Iowa Events Center
Photo by: Iowa Events Center



2 comments:

Stull's by the Lake said...

I grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac and was ecstatic when I heard of the tour. This was a show I will never forget and feel honored to say I was able to attend. I really hope all band members know what an impact they have had not only on the music industry but on fans also. My children range from ages 17 to 13 and all enjoy the music.(not so much my singing along though) It's still loved and enjoyed by all generations. Thank you Fleetwood Mac for the experience.

Lyndsey Smith said...

I grew up with my parents rocking out to Fleetwood Mac and have followed in their footsteps! They are truly amazing and I was so happy to see them in Des Moines! This was the highlight of my summer Actually, after the concert was over I felt like part of my heart had been ripped out, I love them soooo much! Great show you are truly amazing, thanks for memories!:)

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