Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fleetwood Mac Cap Off European Tour at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome

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A should have been a seemingly ordinary, normal show day in terms of show time, setlist, playing their parts up their on stage like they have been across the North America, the UK, Ireland and Europe turned into something completely out of the ordinary. Before the band could even get up on stage to get the party started the show was marred with technical difficulties.  Turns out the soundboard or mixing console was completely smoked... wouldn't work! They needed a different one, or parts, or something and they needed them stat! A repair tech or parts or both were located in Utrecht, a city about 40 kms away... Once brought in, repaired, it was full steam ahead except that this little hiccup at their final show in Europe cost the band some stage time, the audience some patience and ultimately some songs that they didn't get to hear. The show started about an hour and a half late and in order to make it a reasonable length and end at a respectable time, which apparently was midnight, some tunes needed to go. Roadies quickly changed out setlists up on the stage, replacing them with modified versions. Songs left out tonight were Without You, Gypsy, Eyes of the World and the last song of the night Say Goodbye. Still a 19 song set, decent enough to fill out the show.  And if you haven't seen any of the other shows or read a setlist you probably wouldn't even have known, in terms of show length... Still those that went to the show, many I'm sure seeing Fleetwood Mac for the first time had a blast - saying it was worth the wait! Some vids below captured the band tonight... Hopefully this won't be the last show this year.

Fleetwood Mac Live in Amsterdam
October 26, 2013 - Ziggo Dome (2nd show)




RHIANNON (Stevie killed it tonight)



Anonymous said...

In the Rhiannon video, what is Lindsey doing to his guitar around 4.20 in clip?

Erik said...

Stevie's lip-synching on Sad Angel is real sloppy. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...I have loved FM since 75 but Stevie's voice is shot!! She was always my fave, along with Lindsey...he carries the show. It's time to hang it up. :(

Anonymous said...

To the first poster, Lindsey is probably just adjusting the strap or something.....that something could have to do with the look he gave Stevie. Fleetwood Mac always communicates with looks.
she seemed out of time with the band, as she ends the song slighty behind Mick ending it.
if they knew about John she was probably having a difficult time holding it together. Can you imagine what must have been going through her mind? Heavy stuff!.

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