from Sis )O(
I just got home from the Dallas show. Wow! I don't even know the words to
describe this nite. I took my 5 year old daughter with me. We had second
row seats. And, after Stevie's first clothing change, the security gaurd
comes over to me and says "She wants you in the front." I almost died! He
didn't have to ask me twice tho! LOL! My daughter and I danced and sang
the entire show... right in front of Stevie. It was truly incredible!
Stevie looks positively radiant! She smiled the entire show. And her voice
is the better than I've heard on previous tours. She did not sing "Stop
Draggin My Heart Around" but, other than that the set list was the same.
During "Edge of Seventeen" when she came to the edge of the stage, my
daughter was holding flowers up to her. She took them and took my hand and
one of my daughters. I said "I love you Stevie...we love you" She looked
right at me and said "I know." Her hand is so very tiny, and warm. She let
go of my hand and I grabbed those beautiful platform boots and held on as
long as I could. Then She was gone. When she came out to the the encores..
she side-stepped a cricket which everyone thought was funny. The secuity
gaurds were being SOOO nice to me, I didn't dare to take a picture. It
really matters not....I will have memories that last forever.
"...I will not forget this night..."
from John Kinney
The weather in Dallas has been hot, and Friday evening was no
exception. I went to the show with Amy, Laura and Cheyenne. Amy is
the one who handles the trivia and helps me with other tasks on The
Nicks Fix. Laura is a close friend and longtime Stevie fan. Cheyenne is
Laura's 16 year old daughter, who has been a Stevie fans since she was old
enough to say "Stevie". This was Cheyenne's first Stevie concert.
Boz Scaggs was good, but I missed the beginning of the show while
searching for a shade tree with a slight breeze to get a few minutes of
relief from the heat. There is no airflow at the front of Starplex, and it
was a hot night. While catching a breeze, I saw Carlos Rios (one of
Stevie's guitarists) and went and said hi to him. He's one of the nicest
guys you'll meet. Boz sounded good. I had forgotten how good he was. I was
bummed that I missed the first part of it, so I'll be sure to catch the
whole show in Phoenix.
I'm not sure how many people Starplex holds, but the place looked
very full. I'm not sure if it was a sellout, but I didn't see any
empty seats, and the lawn was packed.
Our seats were great. They were on the fifth row, directly in front of
Carlos. I talked to a couple of girls sitting near us who were Nicks Fix
fans. One of them had traveled from somewhere up north. I had an aisle
seat, which was perfect.
Stevie looked and sounded great. I think her voice is the best ever. This
band really sounds good....it a great combination of talent. I like the
way they have dual keyboardists and dual drummers. Carlos rocks on lead.
Sharon and Mindy were also in top form.
Stevie talked a lot between songs and she sounded very comfortable
doing so. She really connects well with the crowd. I think my
favorite part was the acoustic set. Stevie really sings her heart out for
her fans and puts a lot of emotion in her songs. She didn't appear to be
bothered by the heat, and never mentioned it.
During Edge of Seventeen, Stevie walks along the the edge of the
stage and holds hands with all fans that were within reach. There
seems to be an endless supply of flowers and stuffed animals that are
given to her during this time. I saw Carlos setting some of the stuffed
animals around. He set the gorilla on the bongos and there was a Winnie
the Poo Bear that he seemed to like. Someone gave her this huge white
bear. Flowers were everywhere. When they came back for the encore, Carlos
still had Winnie the Poo with him.
We were fortunate enough to get to go backstage and meet Stevie.
Stevie's people were very nice to us. While backstage, we saw
Stevie's dog, Sara. Also, I met Land Richards and Frank Simes. While
waiting to see Stevie, I saw Carlos playing with that Winnie the Poo Bear.
I think Stevie may have trouble getting it back from him, because he
seemed very attached. I talked to him a few minutes later. What a nice
guy. I had to leave him because they were ready for us to see
The four of us went into Stevie's dressing room and talked for a
while. Stevie signed autographs for everyone. We talked a little
about the internet and her online fan following. Stevie was very nice to
us, as were the other people involved. I feel very fortunate to have had
this chance to talk to her like this. Amy, Laura and Cheyene seemed to
enjoy it also. Thanks to all of the people who helped make this happen and
who treated us so special backstage. You know who you are.
On the drive home there was no shortage of things to talk about. This was
a great concert and a special night for us all. Be sure to see the show if
you get a chance.
Hey guys I got home from seeing the greatest woman in rock 'n roll last
night! First, we went to Hard Rock Cafe was that I could get a picture of
the FM gold RUmours album thing....but of course it was up in a special
room and they were having a lawyer firm meeting so I couldn't go take a
picture or anything! BUT the waiter told me that when Fleetwood Mac was in
Dallas last year for the Dance tour that Lindsey. Mick and John came into
that same room I was in and watched Monday Night Football!!!! Now, to the
concert.....STEVIE!!!!!! I'm surprised she didn't just die out there on
stage from the heat! I heard on the radio that the heat index was 104.
So, anyway I got there like an hour before the show and bought 4 shirts, a
tourbook, 2 keychains, a magnet, buttons, a teddybear, and a baseball cap.
So, we sat and watched Boz....who is just awesome and has a great back-up
singer!!! I give him props for warming up to a crowd like that one!
Everyone was hot and whiney and waiting for Stevie!! When she came out
everyone went nuts including me and the 80 year-old-cigarette-smoking lady
next to me. I was the only person there under 30 I swear!!!!!
came out with "I Love Texas" and she repeated that like 5 times over the
evening...which made everyone go nuts! I caught her waving her hands to
her face to fan her self off alot during the concert. My favorite part
was probably "Twisted" because it was just awesome. I just love that
song!!!! I just wis hat LIndsey was out there doing it with her....it
would have made it tons better but it was still my favorite. Then of
course, "Landslide" was awesome and everyone sang with her and she was
just in awe! I loved it!!! Then of course, "Has Anyone Ever Written
Anything For You" brought me and most of the audience to tears. I was the
only one in my section standing....and everyone looked at me like I was
nuts! My dad just told me to keep standing if I wanted to...so I did. I
had a great view of her and got a couple pictures but I am not sure if
they will come out good or not....I guess we'll see. Anyway...those of
you who are going to the concerts coming up you are in for the biggest
treat!!! You will love it and trust me...you will not forget this
night...dare your wild heart!!!
from Diana T.
Well this is one of those 10,000 people who went to get in touch with
their inner witch, and let me tell you it was worth it. The Dallas
Review spoke of Stevie as being hoarse and winded and also that she relied
heavily on her two female back up singers, well let me tell you that the
jerk who wrote that needs to get glasses and a hearing aid of some kind.
Or maybe he just might have been at a different concert all
together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was totally outstanding.
from Amy a.k.a. Juliet
What a wonderful night July 17, 1998 was for me! Finally after reading all of the great reviews, it was finally my turn! It was very hot in Dallas...but I wouldn't have missed my favorite singer's concert in my town for anything!..and I really do mean just about anything! :-) (I'm sure many of y'all can relate). The venue was packed full..and everyone was really into the concert. The fans knew *every* song...lots of dancing! I cannot put into words how wonderful Stevie sounded, looked and was....it's something you just have to see for yourself. I had read all of the reviews (of course..), and many mentioned how great Stevie sounds...and boy, is this TRUE! When she walked out and began singing "Outside the Rain", I thought "I wish this could go on forever." The set list is awesome!
Meeting Stevie backstage (Thank you John!) was just amazing. I am still soaking it all in. We also saw Stevie's cute little dog, Sara. The band was so nice...and they all play and sound really good! Keep up the great work!!
The stevie concert in dallas was great. The highlight of the night for me
was the trilogy of the acustic guitar versions of three very wonderful
songs. Rose Garden, Garbo, and After the glitter fades. The added effects
to"twisted" was really a treat. The crowd was very happy to hear stevie
speak openly about things. Could'nt help but notice stevie not accepting
the gifts taken for her from her fans. I guess the gift bus must be
full.... Overall, the show was well thought out and very well set up too.
The added voice overs were pretty great considering. The sale tickets for
this show are well worth it. Thanks for allowing me to send my review.
from Paula E.
Stevie was great as usual and I feel very lucky to have been able to see
her on this tour after the Street Angel tour I didn't think I'd get to see
her perform live again but this year there was her tour with Fleetwood Mac
and now the Enchanted tour and I really enjoyed it "like there was any
doubt" I especially enjoyed her trilology acoustical set it was great and
you could see she was enjoying herself. It was also good to see Sharon
Celani perform with her again too! Hope to see you again in the near
from Robert F.
This was my first Stevie Concert. After reading all of the wonderful
reviews I decided I had to drive to Dallas. I called two days before and
got 11th row center tickets. I do not know how. It was hot but it never
bothered me after she came out. It was so incredible! The stage was
beautiful. I would dance and sing a while and then just stare in awe. I
took binoculars and the expressions on her face were so beautiful like I
have seen in so many of her pictures. I loved every song, especially
Twisted. The crowd was on their feet dancing 80% of the show from where I
sat. It was hard to hear her speaking at times the crowd would not settle
down. I sat near a guy sitting alone with a pad and pencil writing. I
guessed he was a critic from somewhere. If he was the one from the Dallas
Morning Review, I really do not understand his comments because the crowd
stayed wild for everything but the trilogy when they sat and listened. The
trilogy was perfect. I loved the positioning of the band and the beautiful
simplicity of it. I bought lots of goodies and wished I could have taken
my camera in. I will definitely make the next tour be it FM or solo. I am
anxiously awaiting the VH1 Behind the Music premiere.
from John Ensminger
Well, It's Monday, and I'm still got the best afterglow of a great Friday
night. I've been singing Gold Dust Woman all day!!!!! My first Stevie
concert......but a Stevie fans since I was a young kid.
We had 5th row center tickets. Boz was great, espically his bass player
and his back up singer (they both rocked).
Like everyone else says, she looked fabulous, sounded wonderful, and the
Dallas Morning News critic must have been laying underneath the seats in
the last row!! I really wanted the Landslide to turn out like review from
the other cities, where the audience did the "Snow Covered Hills" and she
listened and then said I'm impressed......but the crowd was just to crazy
for her.....when she raised her arms for us to sing............the crown
just roared!!!!!!! I saw couple of the band members tell her at times
during the concert "They really love you".
Wish I would have had back stage passes and could have met her........that
would have made my year.
from Juli C.
WELL, TODAY IS TUESDAY AND I'M STILL FLYING FROM THE CONCERT FRIDAY. I WAS
TURNED ON TO STEVIE NICKS WHEN I WAS ABOUT 16 YRS OLD. THAT WAS 10 YEARS
AGO. I HAVE SEEN HER HERE IN DALLAS ON EVERY TOUR SHES HAD SINCE THEN. I
SAW FLEETWOOD ON THE MASK TOUR. AND I MUST SAY, STEVIE GAVE HER GREATEST
PERFORMANCE FRIDAY. SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS, AND SHE SEEMED TO BE SO
HAPPY. I MUST ADMIT I WAS HANGING ON TO EVERY WORD SHE SAID AND SANG. MY
HUSBAND AND I WERE IN THE 10TH ROW, AND I TOLD MY HUSBAND AS SOON AS
"EDGE" STARTED I WAS B-LINING FOR THAT STAGE SO HE NEEDED TO BE READY.
WELL, UNFORTUNATELY HE GOT LEFT BEHIND, SECURITY WOULDNT LET HIM GO. BUT
ONCE I GOT TO THAT STAGE, I WOULDNT HAVE NOTICED IF THE BUILDING HAD
BURNED DOWN AROUND ME. THERE SHE WAS. I'VE ALWAYS SAT W/IN THE 1ST 3 ROWS
AT THE PREVIOUS CONCERTS I WENT TO, BUT THERE WAS ALWAYS A WALL BETWEEN
THE CROWD AND THE STAGE. THIS TIME THERE WAS NO WALL. AND WHEN I REALIZED
HOW CLOSE SHE WAS GOING TO BE, I JUST COULDNT BELIEVE IT. SURE ENOUGH, SHE
DID HER WALK, STARTING W/MY SIDE OF THE STAGE, I REACHED UP TO TOUCH HER
HAND AND SHE GRABBED MINE W/HERS. WHEN HER OTHER HAND WAS FREE I REACHED
OUT FOR IT TOO, THINKING "THIS ONE IS FOR MY HUSBAND". BY THE TIME SHE LET
GO I WANTED TO TURN AROUND AND LOOK FOR MY HUSBAND JUST TO MAKE SURE HE
WAS WATCHING, BUT ALL I COULD DO WAS STAND THERE WITH MY HAND OVER MY
MOUTH AND CRY. ONCE HER WALK WAS OVER I WENT BACK TO GET MY HUSBAND AND
THANKFULLY I MANAGED TO TALK SECURITY INTO LETTING HIM THROUGH. WE STOOD
AT THE STAGE TOGETHER AS SHE SANG "HAS ANYONE EVER WRITTEN ANYTHING"
FEELING MORE CONTENT THAN I HAVE EVER FELT IN MY LIFE. "I WILL NOT FORGET
THIS NIGHT" THANKYOU STEVIE........YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED.
from Kelli Elizabeth
My name is Kelli and I'm a 31 year old Stevie Nicks fan from Tulsa. I
have seen Stevie 8 times now including Friday night at the Starplex. My
husband Jay and my friend Candi drove down together on Friday morning to
see the most beautiful and talented singer/songwriter of our time. Candi
and I first started listening to Stevie when we were about 13 years old,
and we've seen her together 5 times out of the 8 times I've seen her. So
it was important to me that she was able to be there. Her mother was
wonderful enough to pay for her ticket, which turned out to be 150 dollars
(for 4th row center section) since when I called Ticketmaster the morning
the tickets went on sale all they offered me was the 35th row, and that
was TOO FAR AWAY!! I didn't know, of course, that you could check with
the Starplex and get good tickets even on the night of the concert!! The
people behind us said they went to the ticket window and got their tickets
right before they walked in!! That was very painful to know!! Especially
for my husband. :-)
So it was super hot and Boz was great, but I was just wanting to see my
Steph. Finally it was time. She came out smiling, what a beautiful
sight!!! Outside the Rain was awesome, I noticed she was adjusting her
monitor which she had in a pretty little black (possibly velvet) satchel
which hung on a strap at her waist. Sharon had one as well. I thought
Dreams was just great, as was Gold and Braid, it's been a long time since
I heard her sing that live!!
When it came time for the trilogy, and she began to speak, some drunk
idiot (woman) right behind me started yelling at Stevie "You GO STEVIE"
right when she was talking!! I'm sure, how stupid can you be? So I
didn't hear everything she said, which was really upsetting. This was my
one chance to see her on this tour and there were quite a few times when
different drunk or drugged people would come up and be very distracting
while I was trying to watch Stevie. Don't they know they'll never
remember this important night if they show up wasted?!!
Twisted was so different and so much better than either of the versions
I've heard so far. I really liked it alot. I tried to call my house on
my cellular to leave a message of Stevie singing. I did it during
Landslide and Twisted. Landslide turned out awesome!! I wish so bad I
did it during more songs!! Try it if you have a cellular. At the end of
Landslide after the music was over she did that "mmm mm" a couple of times
like it is on the remixes on that new single. Candi and I thought that
was really cute.
Whole Lotta Trouble was really great, especially when she said "When I
want something, I get it". She smiled then. She did smile alot, despite
being hotter than hell, I know, she was sweating a lot by the end, and so
were we!! We had some big jerk in front of us, and he stood most of the
time, so that was annoying as well. The security guards seemed to be only
concerned with the first three rows, so we had a drunk girl come up with a
dozen roses and stand by us while my husband was outside trying to cool
off. She finally left when he came back. I have never seen so many roses
for Stevie at any of the other concerts I've been to. That was amazing,
especially since if you think about it she probably only keeps a few on
the bus and sends the rest to the hospitals in the area.
She was awesome, all in all, Edge of Seventeen was so great, and I'm sure
she wasn't taking the gifts herself because her back has been bothering
her. I managed to get a few photos, and they turned out okay, but none
were awesome, and that's sad, but I do have tons already, I have at least
one photo matted and beautifully framed in nearly every room of our home!!
After the Magical Queen left the stage, Candace and I made a run for the
merchandise stand. I bought four out of the five shirts, 4 buttons, a
tour book (which I thought was very unique since you get to see photos of
rooms in her house) a key chain (which was wet inside, we noticed after we
got in the car, so check your stuff!) and one magnet. I wish I had gotten
more magnets, so if anyone wants to buy me some magnets at the future
concerts and send to me, I will send them the money for them. Send me an
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you Stevie for continuing to share
yourself with us, please don't ever stop!! And take care of yourself, all
the time, everywhere, cause we all love you so much and don't want to ever
lose you!!! Your Most Loyal Fan, Kelli Elizabeth.....
from Walter S. - Arlington, TX
An incredible experience. I have not been so alternately dazzled and moved
by a performance in my life. Although it was nearly 100 degrees at
showtime Stevie's performance was lively, energetic and moving. She is
stunningly beautiful, radiant, and seems genuinely happy. "Stand Back"
brought the audience to its feet and rocked the place. During "Landslide"
the audience was actually singing along and Stevie slowed her tempo
slightly so we'd all be together. It was an incredible experience.
I have been waiting over 20 years to see Stevie live since I saw Fleetwood
Mac in 77. It was well worth the wait. I will cherish this experience for
at least 20 more years.