That humorous little intro set the stage for the entire show. Stevie was so personable and obviously enjoying herself as was the audience. The classic favorites were still there;"Stand Back", "Edge of Seventeen", "Gold Dust Woman", a trilogy of acoustic numbers; "After the Glidder Fades", "Garbo" and "Rose Garden", hard rocking on Tom Petty's "I Need to Know" and my personal favorites: "Twisted" and "Sleeping Angel". The obvious inclusion of "Landslide" was quite welcome and a fitting finale with "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You".
It was a wonderful show and I'd like to thank New York's 106.7 Lite FM for providing the tickets.
Stevie's costumes were really colorful. She stood out. She wore gold, black, white, and a green baseball cap at the end. It lasted for two hours.
Stevie looked fabulous and fortunately the rain stopped in time for Boz Scaggs to begin the show. Then there she was and she sounded really good, I would say better than on the Mac Tour. She didn't seem to dance as much as I have read but I'm sure that she was a little tired being this was her third show in a row.
I was happy that she sang some of her more "unpopular" songs. I really enjoyed her acoustic set also because she tends to put so much feeling into her music. You could tell by the expression on her face that she meant every word she sang. Twisted was really cool the way they redid it, and I love Sleping Angel so I was real glad to hear that one. I'm surprised that she never did Enchanted live before because that song really rocks!
I must say that I yelled more than any other concert that I have been to, and I swear that she heard me a few times because after I yelled (and I can yell LOUD) she would smile.
The weather was great with just the right wind in the air fit for Stevie's atmosphere. All in all I LOVED IT! I look forward to seeing her again, I have been a fan for 12 years and seeing her live was long overdue. Thanks Stevie for being my inspiration!
As the concert began the rains stopped &by the time Stevie took the stage there were stars in the sky above.She was just simply great.Her voice sounded so fantastic,this woman sings better thru time.She looked as beautiful as ever,seems like she is trimmer & in better shape than on The Mac tour.She was in a great mood &seemed to be enjoying this as much as we were.She was warm &open with the crowd sharing stories on many of the songs.Her outfits were classic Stevie &she looked great in all of them.She went from a black based dress most of the show with various shawls(Black- Black w/gold circles- charcoal during Rhiannon which she looked killer in-)A black dress with single thin shoulder straps which was very sexy.I think the best of all was toward the end she had a cream colored dress with a white shawl WOW,just georgeous.During the acoustic set she wore a red dress which was my least fav.Her classic long suede boots.Stevie played the tamborine on &off like only she can &her dances in the shadows of the lights were like a vision of a dream.
The songs were as follow in order.....Outside the Rain(great)....Dreams..(which she looked up&pointed her fingers no no @during Thunder only happens when its raining.).....Enchanted....Gold Dust Woman(awesome)...Gold&Braid.....Stop Draggin My Heart....After The Glitter Fades....Garbo(which she said she wrote the night after taking the Buckingham/Nicks album cover photo,wondering if Garbo/Marylin/&Marlene felt like she did,that something doesnt seem right about this)......Rose Garden(her prophetic life song written when she was 17)...Sleeping Angel(Beatlefans note the bassist used a Hofner McCartney bass for this song).........The crowd rose to there feet dancing to a killer set of StandBack..&..Rhiannon....then band intros.......Whole Lotta Trouble...Landslide (she sent her guitarist to get names of people in the audience because her father was not there&she wanted to dedicate it to someone /lucky J.J.)....drum/percussion solos into a"Hauntingly familar" version of Edge of 17..just such power in her vocal....at the end she went to the front of the stage(with a body guard right with her,hey it is NY..everyone was kool though)shook hands with her fans gatered tons of flowers/stuffed animals/& gifts/&a cap which she wore&put on backwards.She went the whole stage from left to right and i must say it was very emotional&a real sincere,loving feeling that took over and made my eyes water.I'm telling you it was something.After a huge standing ovation.the encores were I Need To Know&Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You...that is hard to describe in words,the feeling this song gave off.It was as if she was singing it to me personally&all in the crowd felt that way.I now truly understand what that song is all about.It was sdone so beautful.She said "i want u to remeber me" in the lyrics and i know i'll never forget this night.As much as i always loved her since the late 70's (i'm 32 now)i love her even more now.I rose with tears in my eyes again to the final standing ovation&thru my binoculars (pinned on Stevie all night)it seemed she had some tears in her eyes too.
I shouted for the last time "I Love You Stevie"as had done a few times during the night,but unlike on The Mac Tour ,i wasnt the only one.Many "We Love u"cries were heard throughout the night by male&females alike.It was an awesome show,,&definatley worth the 50$ ticket price.I was upset i wasnt closer since i got the tixx within the 1st hour they went on sale.I was also unhappy with the tour merchandise.The 18$ program that i bought was terrible.Only has 2 good pix of her in it.Save your money,although the photo of her lying on her tummy on the bed is kool.The 5$key chain has a great photo,worth it.I also bought the magnet(i dont know why since it dont have a pic of her on it).The shirts were ok,but nothing that great.The best item was NY Newsday had a special edition concert sunday paper with a front page Stevie pic&concert promo.Then inside that a 2 page beautiful color picture of Her.I bought 3 of them,great for framing&it was the best bargain around for 75 cents a paper.WTG Newsday.
Also i learned a portion of proceeds from this show went to The Arizona Heart Hospital,Stevies homestate.I think its great all she does for charities&animals .Stevie you are an all around Beautiful,Classy &Good Woman.Thank you for all the joy you given me in my life. I also would like to say thanx to the good people running this web site,its great.A fine job.All the best to you. Rock on ancient queen.
Watching from my 6th row CENTER seat, Christopher Nicks walked onto the stage and read from the dictionary the meaning of Enchanted and with the stars twinkling and the wind blowing just right, Stevie took control of the stage. Her silky golden hair was shining in the lights. Her figure was as slender as ever. Her face was beautiful with 4 small diamond studs in the shape of a diamond in the middle of her forehead. She had 3 small hoop earrings in her left ear. She had a sparkling long necklace and a diamond ring on each hand. Her black, chiffon layered skirt with her sparkly top accentuated her figure beautifully and she wore her rich red platform boots. I have seen her about 20 times in concert and I have never seen her look so stunning, confident and relaxed and really having a great time. She was the most talkative and at home like never before. During Dreams when she sang "thunder only happens when its raining" she smiled and pointed to the sky. She told the audience that this is going to be a very different style concert so be prepared to hear "her" favorite songs that may be unfamiliar to us. She wore her mystical gold shawl for Gold Dust Woman and did her arm and hand gestures. When she lifted her arms, the lights shined through her shawl and accentuated her slender figure. She com-mented that Stop Draggin My Heart Around was one of her favorites because one of her favorite writers wrote the song. She said that this is the "angry song of the concert". Frank, one of the guitar players sang the male part and did a good job.
She then went into what she referrs to as the accustic part of the set. She said that these songs told the story of her life. After the Glitter Fades portrayed her hollywood lifestyle. Garbo was written on the night that she had her picture taken for the Buckingham/Nicks album cover. She thinks that what she felt at that time is what Gretta, Marilyn and Marlenna must have felt like (doing things they really didn't want to do). Rose Garden - well that speaks for itself - she said she must have seen into the future for she wrote that song when she was 17. The segway from Rose Garden to Sleeping Angel was done to perfection. Sleeping Angel was better than the original. Stevie said the song was played during the movie Fast Times at Ridgmont High when the girl was waiting for her brother to pick her up.
The drum beat and the flashing lights brought the crowd to their feet with Stand Back, performed in her black shawl with the gold moons with a high leg kick at the end which created a roar from the audience. The intro to Rhiannon was slightly different from the Dance version. It sounded more mystical to me. At the end she sang "and after all these years, you still cry out for her, Rhiannon". She introduced her magnificent band and thanked them. She said she would not be doing what she was doing so well if it wasn't for them. During Whole Lot of Trouble the crowd slowly started heading for the front of the stage. So, so did I. Before she did Landslide, she said she always dedicates this song to her father. But because her father wasn't there she sent Frank her guitar player to a member of the audience - which happened to be the girl next to me in front of the stage and asked her what her name was. Frank went back to Stevie and whispered in her ear. She dedicated this song to JJ - but Frank misunderstood her, her name was really Tracey. Oh well, its the thought that counts. You could hear the crowd singing Landslide with her. Stage lightning flashed and thunder roared and she did a great version of Twisted. Better than the original version.
Then came Edge of Seventeen. Sharon shared the mike with Stevie at the end. Then Stevie greeted her fans at the stage. I reached as high as I could. There was only "Tracy" in front of me. But I still couldn't reach high enough to shake her hand. But for all these years, this is the closest I have gotten to her. What a thrill!! By the time she made her way back to the mike she was welled with tears. I Need to Know really rocked. Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You was sung with such sincerity. She was singing this song to each and everyone of us personally. She sang "and when they ask her about the men in her life" she responded playfully "and they do!!" When it was all all over she said "take care of yourself because she wants to have something to do so we will have somewhere to go". Her piano player was hanging around on the stage when everything was all over. I went up to him and shook his hand and told him "good job" . He smiled and said "thank you". This concert is a once in a lifetime concert. You don't want to miss it!!
God is blessing you, every show you did was A 5 STAR!
I am all for you Arizona Heart Insititute Benefit.
The show was in a word, amazing. I have seen Stevie on every tour, and always at Jones Beach, I have never been disappointed, but this time I went home amazed. She looked stunning, I believe she is even thinner now, then when she toured with FM. Her outfits were pure Stevie and they just twinkled as the lights hit them.
Her voice sounded so good, even stronger then last year. I was impressed, by the selection of music, I especially enjoyed the awesome rendition of Gold and Braid. I was so excited to hear that song that I cried. Ofcourse she did the standards like Outside the Rain and Dreams to open the show, as well as Stand Back and Edge Of Seventeen, but it was the songs that she called her favorites that most excited me. I was thrilled to hear Enchanted, I have felt that Enchanted was such a great song for such a long time, I thought that it should have been released as a single when the album came out. Stevie also did a really great job with Twisted, that had wonderful effects with it, as well as the beautiful Sleeping Angel.
My husband a newly converted Stevie fan, thought that she sounded awesome. He said that when he was younger he never took the time to pay attention to Stevie's music, ( He is a huge Springsteen fan all Bruce all the time.) now he thinks that she is really amazing, and was just blown away by the show. He really loved After the Glitter Fades, he looked so confused during the song, he asked me if I had ever heard it, I said of course silly, he turned back looked at the stage and sat mesmerized. I think that this is a true testament to the power of Stevie.
Well I have gone on for awhile, but I can not help it when I talk about Stevie I gush. I realized one thing Sunday night, Stevie may not be a witch, but she certainly posesses some kind of mystical power, and the rainbow and bright sunshine were my proof.
I was also so pleased to see Stevie so relaxed and so happy, it is all I could want for someone who has brought me so much happiness with her music. I hope that she remains this content and at ease. Thank You Stevie you are the best and this household (even my babies) love you.
At this concert, Stevie spent time with us. She wanted to be there. She was in the moment, each moment. And her sincerity was entirely apparent. I believe she was giving back. I believe we really did get to know her that night, somehow. And best of all, I think she recognized the beauty of the audience. In one night, she saw all those things in us that we've seen in her for years.
She held my hand. It was a perfect night for me, for everyone. God Bless Stevie for she has this incredible gift, the ability to inspire. Magic, I tell you. "Once in a million years a lady like her rises!" Good luck Stevie!
I've been a Stevie fan since the Rumours days. I was too young then, but my dad had the album and I listened more than him. As the years went on and she went solo, I always said I would never follow her on tour or become a "groupie", but the opportunity arose this year and I took it.
I saw her five times in June, six counting the Letterman Show. I am the "friend" that is mentioned in the Letterman review. I live in NH, and my first concert this year was the Boston one, by far the best I've seen. The crowd was on their feet the whole time, which I expected, but did not appreciate until I went to the NY/NJ area. My friend is from NY, so I went along for the Stevie experience. Those crowds were a bit more tame, and I was amazed that the whole audience did not get into it as they did in New England. At one show in NJ we weren't even able to stand up for fear of being yelled at by others.
At another show at Jones Beach, Stevie said that she'd be doing songs that some people may not know. If that was the case, she said, "then I had a message for you, but you missed it". I'm glad this box set is out, and that we get to enjoy all of her songs, the ones that are important, but never heard. Hearing them in concert just solidifies the fact that they're important to her too.
I met Stevie in 1994 during the Street Angel Tour. It was a dream come true for me. She is always beautiful and gracious. I have never seen any other star have the trust and admiration for fans as she does. Her "Edge of Seventeen" walk proves that. I got to hold her hand twice during this tour, and the love you feel is genuine. She is truly happy to be doing this, and those who get to experience her touch will agree. She is a special person.
This tour is her triumphant return to the spotlight where she belongs. Although not as dynamic as other performers, her fans just love her for every twirl and bang on the tambourine that she does. Her stage presence is one of a kind, and to see it and feel it brings on powerful emotions to everyone who experiences it.
Thanks for listening
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