The Virginia Beach show was all I expected and more. Stevie was
fantastic. Took the stage at approx. 9:00 and sang her heart out in
extremly hot and humid night. Other than making one small comment " it
sure does get hot here " it didn't seem to bother her. She didn't miss a
beat. The concert came to a close at 11. White Winged Dove was the
highlight of the evening !!! What a job she did with that song. I'm so
glad i got to see her finally. Well worth the wait !!! The fans in
Manassas are in for a treat on Wed.
Stevie Nicks put on a wonderful show. She sang with such heart and
sincerity that she was mesmerizing. I loved her acoustic set in the
middle of the show. Gold Dust Woman with the gold shaw and her dancing
was amazing. It truely was an Enchanted evening.
from Dave Daniels
Stevie Rocked last night. I went to the show with my brother and we
were in the right place at the right time. We had seats in row 205 but
were offered tickets from Stevies staff to go way up front. Treated
like a VIP in 11th row, front and center, Stevie had to see us . Toward
the end of the show the crowd rushed up to the stage and were allowed to
stay there and Stevie started at stage right going down the line shaking
hands. I made my way over to the stage just in time to shake hands with
Stevie. A very tearful Stevie was incredibly kind. She made so many
dreams come true for some lucky Virginians last night. Rock on Stevie!
You were great!!
So what else is there to say that hasn't been said in this
forum already? Stevie was absolutely stunning last night in
Virginia Beach. It was hotter than the hinges of hell, and I
kept imagining how Stevie must have felt, drapped in that long
black velvet dress! At one point, she wiped sweat from her
brow (SHE SWEATS!!!), and said, "Boy, it sure does get hot
down here!" But even though she didn't move around too much
(only one good twirl during GDW), her voice was in fine form.
My personal favorite moment was the acoustic trilogy. The
crowd was large, but seemed a bit lethargic too, and I think
it was because of the heat and humididty. Stevie also talked
more than I have ever heard her, and she seemed more connected
to her audience that I've ever experienced the six times I've
On another note, I have smuggled cameras into
concerts since I was 15, and last night was no different. I
snapped away about 24 GREAT shots, and was working my way down
the front row just in time for Edge of 17 for some extreme
closeups when suddenly four VERY rude bouncers cornered me,
escorted me off to the side, and pulled the film out of my
camera! DAMN! Plus, I missed the "stroll" along the edge of
the stage! By the way, for those of you wanting to rush the
stage, your cue is when Stevie leaves the stage and the bongo
solo begins. That's just prior to Edge of 17. And, finally, I
thought Boz was just awesome. I've always loved his music, and
last night proved that he is great musician. All in all, a
from Anna Gibson - Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
June 23rd 1998 will be forever etched in the minds of myself and my
friends. That was the night we saw Stevie Nicks at the GTE Amphitheater
in Virginia Beach Va. She was OUTRAGEOUS! Having seen her before, I
expected very much the same great show however, I was to be surprised.
For almost two hours she was in great humor, voice and character. She
looked and sounded , if possible, better than she did in October (in
Maryland), when I had seen her with FWM. Her intro onto the stage was
magical as I and the others hailed and cheered uncontrollably. She put
all of her energy, and with that new svelte body she had plenty, into
pleasing us. She did not disappoint! All of the songs, Rhiannon, Stand
Back, Enchanted, Edge Of Seventeen........etc......ROCKED the house.
Even some of the lesser known material, heard for the first time on the
new 3 Disc Set, were sung in smooth Golden Honey voice. Stevie Nicks
has one of the most unique voices of modern rock and she was in fine
form both physically and vocally. I cannot wait until the next concert
tour and can only hope that Stevie feels the same way. If Stevie is
still ROCKING at 80 I'll be in line for those tickets! My friends and I
talked and partied to the new collection and relived the concert until
the early morning hours, boy that wine hangover takes its toll as we get
older but sooooooo worth it when you are happy! Rock On my Queen,
forever etched in our hearts, there is no other that can compare!
Well let me just start off by saying that everything that I have read on
the NixFix from her previous shows is ALL TRUE!!! STEVIE ROCKS THE
HOUSE!!! Me, my husband, my favorite Aunt (who has rocked with Stevie &
FM for years) and my Uncle were fortunate enough to sit in the Orchestra
section, 2nd Row!!! It was for me.... a dream come true. Words just
cannot describe how I felt on this night.
From the moment we arrived at GTE, you could feel that this was going
to be a
special night. The weather was very humid, but that did not stop a very
large crowd from rockin' with Stevie. Boz performed very well and he
got the show started but just as soon as Chris came out and read the
definition of "Enchanted" the crowd went wild!!! Her song set was much
the same as previous shows but I just cannot express how GREAT Stevie
looked!! Her voice was perfect. In fact, she sounded just as good, if
not better, than if you were listening to her on CD. Her voice was
strong and she was grinning from ear to ear....you could tell she was
lovin' it and having fun. And the crowd was responding to her right
back!!! What a feeling!!! Her interaction with us meant so much.....
What a wonderful Lady! From where I sat (actually stood) all night, I
had the perfect view of her....... She was perfect.....Dreams,
Enchanted, Gold Dust Woman, Landslide (which she dedicated to a
fan...Jodi in the front row....Stevie said that she didn't know anyone
in this area), Riannon, Rose Garden, After the Glitter Fades (one of my
favorities), Stand Back (she really rocked this one...even in the
extreme heat & humidity).....what can I say.........a perfect enchanted
The highlight of my evening was when she interacted with the audience
during Edge of 17...and YES...I was fortunate enough to shake her
hand........I will never, ever, ever forget this night.....it was for me
Stevie, Thank You for coming to Virginia Beach....Thank you for making
my dream come true.........please come back again......soon.......
from Carter Raper
Enchanting. How else could anyone possibly describe the evening? Boz
Skaggs was a great way to start the night. With an encore of "Lido",
they brought the house down. The second Stevie came on stage, everyone
went wild. She is amazing. I adored her self-describing trilogy.
"After the Glitter Fades", "Garbo", and "I Never Promised You a Rose
Garden" were so moving I almost cried. My favorite number was "Stand
Back". It started out with so much energy and the energy carried
through the whole song. After an emotional good-bye, Stevie came back
for an encore and ended the night with "Has Anyone Ever Written Anything
For You?" I live in Richmond, and I drove two hours in tunnel traffic
after work to get to the show on time. Then I had to drive back in
tunnel traffic, arriving at 1:30 am and having to go to work at 7:00 am.
It was so more than worth it and I would do it all again in a second.
I will close by saying a few things about my husband. First, not to
denigrate the Kennedy assassination, my husband says that like people
who remember where they were when they received the terrible news, he
will always remember that he was on I-64 in Hampton, Virginia at 7:45
a.m. almost 20 years ago when he first heard "Sarah". The second thing
is that he continually remarks that never has there been such a lady who
could both write and sing as she does and whose music is such that the
same song can be listened to either to relax or to get pumped up.
Lastly, he has always dreamed of an off-shore fishing boat and when it
came time at Rudee Inlet in Va. beach to name his 30' boat he gladly
accepted my suggestion that in honor of Stevie, FWM and fisherman
everywhere he name the boat "Tell Me Lies."
Rock On, Stevie! Please come back to Virginia Beach!!
Stevie Nicks made my year! She was on TARGET! Stevie was GREAT! Always
has been, I hope she will tour again, I would really love to meet her
and talk for a few minutes, but until that happens I will savor the
moment of just shaking her hands(which by the way are really soft) Keep
up the Enchantment that only YOU do so well, Love ya, Clay
from Kathy Uhlenbrock
My fiance and I traveled all the way from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to
see our 3rd and final concert that we are able to attend. We had front
row seats towards the right of the stage. We were right in front of
Sharon and Mindy. Stevie looked gorgeous and sounded wonderful. This
show was even better than the first 2 shows.
Landslide was dedicated to a lady named Jody who was sitting about 6
seats to my left. I talked with her after the show and she told me that
she has been a friend of Franks (Stevie's guitar player) for 20 years.
Security didn't let us go to the stage until the Edge of Seventeen
started. I was right there and after all these years of shows and
thousands of dollars on tickets, I finally got to shake her hand. She
was right in front of me. She held both of my hands and looked directly
into my eyes and I told her I loved her and she said thank you so much.
I handed her my gold shawl and she draped it over her. What a thrill
for me. After making her way back to the microphone she was very
overwhelmed and crying. She said that greeting her audience is very
hard for her because she wishes she could spend more time and talk with
us but she just can't. The tears were rolling down her cheeks. You
could see how emotional she felt. She wore my shawl until she left the
stage. At this point because of the commotion my fiance was able to snap
about 12 pictures of her wearing my shawl, until security told him to
stop. We're lucky that they didn't take our film away. I'm trying to
find someone with a scanner so I can share them with you. They turned
out great. I also have about 50 pictures taken from the previous 2
concerts I attended.
She came back for I Need to Know and she commented that it took alot to
pull her emotions back under control. She ended with Has Anyone Ever
Written Anything For You. I kept on telling her that "you have" and
that "I love you". She looked at me twice and smiled. All to soon the
show was over. My heart was still racing.
After the show we recognized Christopher Nicks and we spoke with him for
about 15 minutes. We had talked with him on Stevie's last tour 4 years
ago as well. He's a really nice sociable person. He talks about
anything with you and answers whatever you ask him. I have a jean
jacket with the face of Stevie airbrushed on it (the picture is from the
inside jacket cover of Other Side of the Mirror Album). He commented
that it was a great work of art and he wanted to know who did it and he
might want her to do some work for him. Her name is Angel and she works
at the Airbrush Place in Philadelphia. He said he thinks he knows who
she is and he asked me for her number. I called Angel and told her she
might get a call from Christopher. Angel was thrilled.
All to soon the evening came to an end. I'm having fun reading
everyone's review, but I'm wishing that I was there. But all I can do
is wait until the next time she tours and from what she says - she
from Beth Somers - Crisfield, Maryland
Hello! My name is Beth Somers, and I'm reporting on the June 22nd
concert I had the chance to see in Virginia Beach, VA. My friend and I
traveled from Crisfield, Maryland (the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland) to
Virginia Beach; approximately 3 hours driving time.
Ever since we had seen the Mac Reunion Tour back in November of 97, we
were psyched about seeing Stevie when she toured. What a show!!!
The weather was very humid that week. But when Stevie graced us
with her presence, her voice sent us the sweetest breeze. After her
usual warm welcome, she opened her first set with Enchanted. Perfectly
suited I thought, in long black draping lace. She continued to belt out
our favorites throughout the night. A major highlight was being knocked
out by her accompaniment of a killer guitar on faves such as Standback and
Edge of Seventeen. We waited patiently to hear what could possibly be
next. Lest we imagine our goddess of the night to serve us a helping of
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around. Melissa and I flipped out and stood on our
chairs for most of the concert and thought that nothing else could top
what we had heard so far. Stevie just kept on and on, and then - GOLD
An amazing stage presence with such grace! She is still as vibrant
and true to herself as I remember her through all my years of following
So thoughtful, as the show ended and she followed up with a few
encores, she accepted flowers and touched the hands of anyone she could
reach. And then when you think you know how wonderful she is. She
resumes to the mic in tears to apologize because she couldn't spend a lot
of time with each person, or to the people she couldn't reach. Most would
think at the end of such an upbeat and enthusiastic show that all she
would care about was getting backstage and relaxing. She thought of her
Without a doubt, seeing Stevie's Enchanted Tour was THE highlight of
our summer, possibly my life since I had never yet had the chance to see
her perform solo!
Much appreciation to you Stevie for making my entire summer! You have
been with me for many years in spirit and soul.
I had the pleasure of seeing Stevie @ the GTE ampitheater in Va. Beach and
was lucky enough to get seats to the right behind the orchestra pit. What
an awesome show. She captured my feelings exactly and she poured out her
heart and soul to the audience. One of the nicest touches was her
speaking directly to the crowd, it made me feel like she was 'talking' to
me. At the end of her shaking hands (w/the lucky ones that made it to the
stage), she returned to the microphone, her voice cracking and said "its
times like this that I wish I could stay, but I can't, I just can't". She
was so overwhelmed by the audience that she started crying. The band took
a bow, walked off stage then Stevie came back and said "ok, I've composed
myself now" and proceeded with her encore. That made me feel like she is
more like us than just a 'celebrity' and isn't afraid to show her
Rock on and stay cool...