Wednesday 25 September 2013

Fleetwood Mac

With grateful thanks to Himself, we had a rather special night out at the O2 last night, as a belated anniversary treat.
So, please excuse my indulgence in showing off just a few pics from the evening. As always at these events, they're taken on my little G12 which was struggling a bit with the distance here. (Serves me right for being taken to corporate box!) The zoom is not the strongest feature on the G12 and high ISO also meant slightly noisy images sadly, but a record, none the less.

An impressive arena! Although I've been to an exhibition at the O2 in the past, it was our first time actually inside.
Note, at least four sad souls in the audience who don't know the functions on their cameras and who will have some lovely burned out shots of backs of heads!

Set list:

1. Second Hand News
2. The Chain
3. Dreams
4. Sad Angel
5. Rhiannon
6. Not That Funny
7. Tusk
8. Sisters of the Moon
9. Sara
10. Big Love
11. Landslide
12. Never Going Back Again
13. Without You
14. Gypsy
15. Eyes of the World
16. Gold Dust Woman
17. I'm So Afraid
18. Stand Back (Stevie Nicks song)
19. Go Your Own Way

I have to say, I was a little disappointed with the opening number, which to me, just didn't have the sparkle and punch it should have had. Maybe that was down to the sound system, as some very late sound checks meant that audience admittance into the arena had to be delayed. The inclusion of two hasty bungs of tissue into my ears at this point (ok, call me old but I'm certainly not deaf yet, and don't intend to be for some while ...why-is-it-always-SO-loud?) helped make the sound level far more acceptable. Coupled with adjustments on the sound desk, the music settled down and flowed beautifully for the rest of the evening...

...all 2 hours 40 of it straight through. Latecomers, thinking they would avoid the usual support, would have missed the early start as there was no support and set actually started prior to the 20.30 scheduled time.

Encouraged to "Go your own way, ...home" at the end of the set, most sat tight for an encore and were delighted to get two!

20. World Turning (including Drum Solo)
21. Don't Stop

Encore 2:
22. Silver Springs
23. Say Goodbye

So, despite the shaky start, it turned out to be a truly spectacular evening - completely worth the ticket price, (which in true gift style, I am still ignorant of!) and for those who have tickets for either Thursday or Friday, the odds have now shortened for the anticipated 2 UK show appearances of Christine McVie.


  1. That was a fun evening! Fleetwood Mac will always be the soundtrack of getting a lift in an engineer friend's car when I was at art school :-)
    I may just get the vinyl out tonight!

    1. :-) Ditto student time, and a trip to Cornwall for me!

  2. What a fab night - you lucky lucky lady. Reminds me of being driven round Suffolk in my late teens by the first boyfriend I had who owned a car - a pale blue rover (very swish I thought at the time!).

  3. wow, so pleased you posted that, Celia! Great to hear about the concert. All fab shots, but that last one with the spotlight :-)

  4. Jealous? Much! Looks like it was a fab evening! Just to see I'm So Afraid - Lyndsey Buckingham's guitar work on that is just brilliant - would have been worth the ticket price in itself. Glad you had a great evening. And the pix are excellent, as always :) x

    1. Baz, I'm So Afraid - it was awesome! (sorry! ;-)
      - and thanks for the compliment :-)


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