Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rock'n It Out With Fleetwood Mac

Last night we were able to attend the Fleetwood Mac concert at the Verizon Center. Here's a few thoughts on it:

  • Wow, I had no idea the range of the band! From classic rock and roll to the folksy / country music, they definitely expanded my view of what they can play.
  • Wow, they are impossibly old. And of course, more power to them! Seriously, the the drummer and bass player looked like they were filming an AARP or ED commercial. Still, they put on a rocking show with real heart.
  • I think the Verizon Center is shrinking. When we attended a U2 concert back in 2005 the venue seemed absolutely massive. Even though we were in the upper deck last night, it still felt like we had a fine view of the stage.
  • About 15 minutes into the concert I found myself thinking: Hmmmm, man this is loud, I should really have brought earplugs. That's not good. I can still picture the sign in Mr. McBean's classroom in high school: "If it's too loud, you're too old."
  • Recording technology has really improved. My toy little MP3 player barely captured U2, while the soundcloud app last night was able to do a much better job. There are some audio clips below.
  • They played some new music. Good for them stepping out of their comfort zones to make something new.
  • Stevie Nicks sings like an angel. And true to the stereotype, the male members of the band look like seniors, while she looks like she's actively waging war against the aging process. And for the most part, winning. Man, it's nice to be a guy sometimes.

We really did have a good time and I got a fresh appreciation for this band.

Here are some pics and some sound caps. Enjoy!


  1. Fleetwood Mac puts on an excellent show; we saw them in Milwaukee, WI last year.

  2. Agreed - they definitely surpassed expectations.