Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Photos | Video: Fleetwood Mac's "Songbird" Christine McVie Returns

Fleetwood Mac Live in London
September 25, 2013 - O2 Arena
Photos by Erin Brown
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Christine McVie... Back with The Mac!
You wouldn't think anything special was going to happen... But it did and I'm glad I was there to witness it. This is historical!  The show was great... No different then any other.  You wouldn't even know something big was about to happen.  Stevie dedicated Landslide to Peter Green who was in the audience saying some really nice words about him and thanking him for Fleetwood Mac.

The show progressed as per usual, and right at the end of Mick's intros to the band members they whisked Christine's keyboard up on stage from the side... and Lindsey, Mick and Stevie made some jokes about the commotion that was going on wondering what was up. Lindsey's saying it looks like a very familiar spot. Stevie going over to the keyboard to act as if she was going to play a little something.  The audience started to stir when Mick started his intro by saying "this lady's songs echo throughout Fleetwood Mac's history", calling her "our song bird" then said "without further adieu London, give it up for Miss Christine McVie".

The place went mad as you would expect.  It was so loud!  I was in the upper section and it seemed like in unison that everyone leaped to their feet when Mick said her name. Then they launched into "Don't Stop". Christine sounded great, looked great up there on stage and played the hell out of her keyboard.  In many ways, it looked so normal to see her there playing... but in reality, its been close to 16 years that she's been gone.. After the song they took her keyboard off the stage and all 5 stood in front of Mick's kit, took a bow and Christine left the stage down John's stairs.  She did emerge from the back of the stage for the final bows of the night with the rest of the band, then the show was over.

Amazing ending tonight Fleetwood Mac!!  And THANK YOU Christine for coming back... even if for just one song, it was so cool too see the 5 of them together again.

DON'T STOP
LANDSLIDE (Dedicated to Peter Green)

12 comments:

robertgbellin said...

Hell Ya!!!

Anonymous said...

An emotionally powerful and bittersweet moment. Thank you Christine for returning!!! The energy of the 5 members is as potent as ever. The missing piece is back in place. The spectacle of it and the meaning of it are riveting. But it's just a small taste of what could be but what can't be. I feel happy and sad at the same time. Why does Fleetwood Mac do this to us? And how can they? I'm going to bed...

Anonymous said...

Come to California Christine!

Denise G said...

Fantastic ~ But Peter Green was only there in spirit, as I believe he died some years ago :(

Anonymous said...

Peter Green is alive and well I think you'll find!

Tim Sellicks said...

Fabulous show, great set list, with some old favourites, but some surprises, sisters of the moon, Sarah, it's not that funny and a long lost Buckingham Nicks era song. Sad Angel was a new song, giving us a glimpse of the new material from the sure to be released new album. Fabulous to see Chris play ( she looked wonderful ), shame that Mick, despite being plugged up and wearing it, didn't play his drum vest. on world Turning. I cease to be amazed by the virtuoso that is Mr Buckingham, but to quote my other half, I think I am in love with Lindsey, the guitarist. So Afraid...........so perfect, thankyou guys!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully Birmingham is where she will appear at next as its where she was born

Anonymous said...

Fleetwood Mac have been fine with just the four of them for the last three tours, but seeing Christine back on stage where she belongs only makes you realize how much she is missed. Not only does it look like it should, more importantly hers, Lindsey's and Stevie's voices sound best when all three are singing. That is the magic that made them the biggest band in the world in 1977. If only Chris would figure out that time is running out and she should rejoin the group for at least one more album and tour.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Peter Green is very much alive.

kozmamate04 said...

It's so good to see the complete Golden Team of Fleetwood Mac once again

Anonymous said...

Stevie dedicated a Landslide to Peter Green in London as he was sitting in the audience. He's still very much alive and kicking. :-)

Brian said...

yes It was bob welch that passed well not to long ago. Thank you Peter for building the foundation of this beautiful band today!!! Chris you complete this band. Would love you to come back just for one more tour and maybe write some more music with the band too!!

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