We're a tad tardy with this review and video....The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac show was on Sun. Nov. 4th....but as they say, better late than never.
When the MC hit the stage to introduce The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac, he requested we suspend reality for the next few hours and use our imaginations. For tonight we weren't at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St Catharines, we were taking a trip back to the late 70's where Fleetwood Mac was about to perform at the Hollywood Bowl stadium.
In their first set, the band was dressed in psychedelic attire. 'Lindsey Buckingham's' hair was a wild, unconvincing wig of curly dark locks and the attire was casual. When the group returned after intermission, they were now dressed a bit more formal. This was the Fleetwood Mac of the early 80's and this time around 'Buckingham's' hair was his own and it looked well groomed. 'Stevie Nicks' wore her trademark flowing dresses and a wicked pair of high heels.
The songs were executed perfectly, sounding and looking almost like the real deal.
Between performing the vast catalog of Fleetwood Mac hits, band members shared a little banter with each other and the crowd. 'Stevie Nicks' spoke of how she held done several jobs to pay the bills while then boyfriend 'Lindsey' "honed his craft", said with air quotes by 'Nick's'. In response to her comment 'Lindsey' said "I guess you don't like those limo rides anymore". It was one of many exchanges by band members and it added a unique element to the evening.
A factor that scored The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac show bonus points was the invitation by the master of ceremony to bring out our phones, take pix and shoot video. As a result of this, I was able to put together a video that highlights some of the songs performed. Consider it a mini-concert. Enjoy
video duration: 14:39 min