You Will FAN REVIEWS
9/14/04 DTE Energy Music Theater
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This was my third show on the SYW tour (first 2 in Chicago) and was my
favorite, probably because it was the last show on the tour. Stevie sounded
really good---her voice is flawless and made me shiver, and she looked
fabulous. I sat in the lawn and for the most part, the audience was engaged.
The weather was beautiful so that made everything extra special. My favorite
part was when Stevie gave some anecdotes about the recording of Tusk,
talking about how trippy it was, and also mentioned that Ray Lindsey, who
Lindsey dedicated Peacemaker to, drove her to her first Fleetwood Mac
practice in an orange Datsun. You could tell she was getting a little
emotional reminisceing, and it made me admire her even more. I really hope
Mick meant it when he said "The Mac will be back." They have so much to
offer and it never fails to amaze me how unique and special their chemistry
is as a band. I left the concert satisfied, but also wishing I was in my
twenties during the seventies instead of now, because I'd love to be able to
see them every summer! Also, this was the first time I've seen "Sara" and "I
know I'm not wrong" performed live, and was impressed with both of them. I'd
love to see a double live CD that included all the songs on the tour---they
all translate really well from the studio to the stage. Rock on!
Well, It's finally over. Hard to believe, isn't it. I know it is for me. When I first heard about Say You Will about 3 years ago, I made up my mind that I was going to go to as many shows as I could possibly afford. Who knew that 3 years later, I d have seen them 35 times and spent about oh $12,000. I never in my life could've imagined that I'd have been able to do all the things I did, money just kept mysteriously appearing out of nowhere!!! I've been listening to these guys for going on 28 years now, and this music means everything to me. I can honestly say that I dont know if I'd be here today if it wasn't for Fleetwood Mac. So when people ask me how can u go see the same show over and over again, I just tell them that I can't really explain what their music means to me, it's just so personal to me. Anyway, As I look back on this incredible 16 month journey that started on May 7 2003, in Columbus Ohio, I want to say a few things, first being Thank you from the very bottom of my heart to Lindsey, Stevie, Mick, and John for EVERY SINGLE NIGHT giving every ounce of your energy on that stage. Never once did I feel cheated in any way after I left a show. These four people are all in their 50's, and they played every night like they were kids, just out there having fun. That says alot for a band that's as famous as they are. The album itself still amazes me to this day. Say you will is the best work Fleetwood Mac has ever done in my opinion, and that's saying alot. Then to follow that up with a tour like they did, well alll I can say is that I'm positive no group will ever replicate it. No way. I'm also grateful that they all still are in great health, because as we all know, Time is a friend to none of us. As far as the last show in Detroit goes, It was very emotional for me, as I'm sure it was for alot of fans. Pretty much through most of the show I was crying, especially at the end. I had great seats, but it didnt matter where I sat, I just needed to be there. I could sit and talk all day about all of the wonderful people I met along this magical journey, but suffice it to say that that is one of the big reasons I went out and did all this touring, to meet other fans and make that connection. That's what the music is all about for me. Of course 2 particular highlights were geting to meet Mick and Lindsey in person. Both of them were very gracious to me and let me have my picture taken with them. Needless to say, both of those pictures are framed and hanging on my wall at home. Well, in closing I juat want to say one more time to the members of Fleetwood Mac, Thank you sooo much for being a part of my life for these last 27 years. You have enriched my life more than you can possibly imagine. This tour may be over, but I will have the memories of it for the rest of my life. One final thing, in case you all were wondering whether or not Fleetwood Mac will make any more music, and the end of the show in Detroit Mick strolls up to the mike and says "THE MAC WILL BE BACK!!!!!!!!!" I can't wait
I HAVE SEEN FLEETWOOD MAC/STEVIE NICKS MANY TIMES. THIS IS THE 1ST TIME I EVER WRITTEN A REVIEW FOR A CONCERT. BEING THE LAST SHOW OF THE NIGHT I FELT THE NEED TO WRITE SOMETHING. I WONT REHASH THE SETLIST, OR OTHER DETAILS THAT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED. I JUST HAVE TO SAY THE SHOW ROCKED!! THE ENERGY OF THE BAND AND THE AUDIENCE WAS AMAZING!! EVERYONE WAS ON THERE FEET FOR ALMOST THE ENTIRE SHOW!! SEEING "SARA" LIVE FOR THE 1ST TIME WAS AMAZING!! SHE HAS NEVER DONE THIS SONG AT ANY SHOW IN THIS AREA EVER, SINCE I HAVE SEE STEVIE OR F.M. GOING BACK TO ROACK ALITTLE IN 1986, WITH HER HAIR UP, THE RED SHAW ON, SHE JUST BLEW ME AWAY!!! SHE SANG IT AMAZINGLY AND EVEN DONE SEVERAL SPINS!! THE ONLY OMISSIONS I MISSED WAS "SILVER SPRINGS" AND "GYPSY" STEVIE'S FATHER WAS ALSO IN THE AUDIENCE, WHICH WAS ALSO A SPECIAL TREAT!! I LOOK FOREWARD TO HOPEFULLY A NEW STEVIE SOLO CD/TOUR SOON!!!!!!
I was there last night at the last concert for Fleetwood Mac in Detroit,
Michigan. What a show!!
Stevie was just amazing! She sang Sara and on the big screen they showed a
clip of her singing
Sara from a 70's concert. And she was wearing the same shawl from the clip
and she even pulled
her hair up just like in the video clip.
Stevie talked about how her 79 year old Dad went on half the tour with her.
She said, " He can
rock with the best of them." She dedicated Goodbye Baby to her brother
Stevie and Lindsey danced together for almost a complete song. That was
amazing. The band
dedicated a lot of the songs to the people in the band who have been with
them for a long time.
Stevie looked beautiful as usual. She danced and twirled a lot which every
goes crazy over..
This is my 3rd time seeing Fleetwood Mac and by far the best concert ever..
Rock on Stevie. We love you!
It has been a long strange trip. This was the final show of the
2003-2004 Say You Will world tour. All 4 members of Fleetwood Mac were
committed to ending the tour with a great show. They certainly
The excitement level was high both on stage and with the audience. I
was upset when 7:30 PM came and the DTE Pavilion was half empty. The
venue filled up between 7:30 and 8:00 PM and there were very few empty
seats after The Chain was finished.
My wife and I had very good seats this time. We were center stage two
rows behind the sound boards. This was a superb spot to hear all the
music. Also in the sound area was Stevies father who I recognized. My
only complaint was that some of the stage lights were overpowering from
where we sat.
The show was outstanding from start to finish. It was a better show
than the one I saw at the Palace 6/12/03 in every respect. Mick
Fleetwood was very energetic, John McVie was his usual supporting self.
Lindsey Buckingham was all over the stage with his guitar, giving
high-five to fans in the front row and letting them strum while he did
fingering. Lindseys' voice has suffered a bit, and he was not as sharp
as he was earlier in the tour. Perhaps Stevies voice coach could help
Stevie was wonderful. She is still in excellent voice. She was not as
animated on stage as she was earlier. She sang beautifully and used her
gestures and body language to punctuate songs to perfection. Stevie
took every song right to the emotional edge and held it there. I got
the sense of a great power within her that only her skill and will kept
under control. She was twirling a lot in this show. I counted 16 twirls
in Stand Back.
The highlight of the show for me were: Rhiannon: this was done in a
powerful long version that Stevie just barely kept the leash on. It
looked like she was going to explode at any second. Sarah: Fans have
waited 24 years for Stevie to sing this song on stage again. It was
worth the wait. The new version is very much like the old and has the
imprint of a fresh Lindsey Buckingham arrangement all over it. Stevie
came out in a reddish orange shawl that was reminiscent of the one she
wore when she sang Sarah on the Tusk tour. While Sarah was being played
all three multimedia screens showed the video of Sarah from the Tusk
tour. Gold Dust Woman: Once more Stevie called on her fierce energy and
barely kept it in check Mick Lindsey and John provided the support and
the song was truly spine tingling. Come: This song is not one of my
favorites. On the CD of Say You Will it comes across to me as overdone
and bombastic. I felt the same way after the first time I head it live.
i don’t know what Lindsey did. If it was something subtle with the
pacing, or taking the loud parts down a notch, I couldn’t tell exactly.
The version I heard tonight was much better and I really enjoyed the
song for the first time. Stand Back brought the crowd to its feet and
was particularly well done Mick must really like doing this song
because it needs good drums to work well. Landslide was very touching
tonight. It is good to know that Stevie and Lindsey still share a lot
of love and mutual respect after all this time and all they have been
through. Stevie and Lindsey touched locked hands and moved to a full
embrace at the end. The sing-a-long of Landslide is a hallmark of this
tour and it was another nice touch that Stevie sang Landslide in such a
way that it was easy to sing along with. She made short pauses so the
audience could breathe with her. It did not detract from the
performance at all and I think it was very courteous of her. Go Your
Own Way: Stevie and Lindsey let the audience lead on the chorus singing
only in counterpoint to us. The sing-along for Go Your Own Way seems to
be a Detroit phenomenon. This time the band was ready and had a plan.
World Turning: The drum duo of Mick Fleetwood and Taku Hirano was
powerful and wonderful. I expect to see Taku working with Stevie again.
Tour books were available hooray! The night was warm but not overly
humid. the pollen count in Michigan has been very high this year,
Stevie did not seem bothered by it. The band and backup singers were
excellent and professional, artists of the highest order. The quartet
of Fleetwood Mac did make mention both in the tour book and on stage of
Christine McVie. It is clear that they all respect her decision but
miss her. There was much thanking of the support crews by the band. I
thank them too. Tonight I saw up close some of what they do. You have
to respect these people. Without them these shows would not happen with
the excellence we get, if at all.
In closing, a truly great show from Fleetwood Mac and we’ll see them
again in few years.
This was the last night of the tour. I had the great pleasure of seeing the Mac 3 times for this tour. Each time was incredible!!!
This last time 9/14/04, they changed the set alittle. Gypsy and Silver springs was replaced with Sara (hair up, red coat, just beautiful) and I'm not wrong from Lindsey (not a good choice)
Silver Springs was greatly missed!!!!!!
Stevie looked beautiful, and is wearing bangs again, which I much prefer.
Sad to see the tour coming to an end, but very much looking forward to a new album from the Mac, but especially from Stevie herself!!!!!!!
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