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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

i danced through, like, the whole thing

Last Wednesday I found myself faced with a conundrum: Should I go to the Fleetwood Mac concert? As you may recall, in March of this year I flew to NY and stayed with my cousin for a few days, and we went to see this fine band. At the time I purchased the tickets for the NY show, Salt Lake wasn’t on the tour schedule – not that it matters, because getting to visit with Caitlin was awesome, and I wouldn’t change that.

Last fall, Lindsey Buckingham came to Salt Lake as part of his solo tour. I wanted to go, but I didn’t want to go by myself. I asked a few people if they’d like to join me, but no one could (or wanted to) go. So I didn’t go.

And I regret it.

I did ask friends if they wanted to come along to last Wednesday’s show, but, again, it just didn’t work out.

Should I go by myself? Not go at all? I didn’t want to feel like I had missed out, the way I felt last fall.

So I made an executive decision.

We took the trax and bought our tickets. I don’t know that we could have gotten better seats.

We shared pretzel bites w/ cheez and some water and waited for the show to start. Shortly after 8:pm, we heard the sound effect of crickets, and then…

Here’s the playlist, interspersed with fun anecdotes as delivered by band members:

Monday Morning
The Chain

-Stevie says we should get this party started
Not That Funny

-Stevie lived in Salt Lake
Go Insane
-First song recorded for the Rumours album was…
Second Hand News

-(during this song I was sending photos to my phone and missed some romantic hug between Lindsey and Stevie. I wonder if their spouses get mad that these two are still in hippie-love.)

-the first single from the Tango In The Night album was…
Big Love

-this next song is dedicated to Stevie’s bff from when she lived in Salt Lake when she was 13 years old, Carolyn…

Never Going Back Again

-at the beginning of this tour they decided to perform a song they never had before…
Say You Love Me
Gold Dust Woman
Bathroom Break Song
Don’t Know This One Either
Stand Back

Go Your Own Way
Encore 1:

World Turning (with drum solo in the middle)
-Mick introduces everyone on stage, including Stephanie Nicks
Don’t Stop
Encore 2:

Silver Springs

Li’l ~j.’s favorite part:

“When she was spinning, and the drum solo.”

My favorite part:


compulsive writer said...

The only thing that makes me feel better about not being able to go is knowing the two of you had such a great time together. And oh--love that photo of the two of you.

Oh and I love hippie love, too.

That's all.

La Yen said...

When she was spinning. As opposed to...?

I love little ~J with a love that is almost more than I can bear.

wendysue said...

Love that photo, what a good Momma, and one lucky (not little anymore) girl!

Katy said...

Such a great concert - loved it.

Kalli said...

she will remember that forevah and evah...

how awesome.

QueenScarlett said...

How fun. I can't wait to do that with mine. Lil ~j and you look like twins. Absolutely lovely. You make beautiful kids.

Adriane said...

So fun...Wish I could have been at the show. You and your beautiful daughter look like the night was a huge success and a very exciting memory for the 2 of you. I remember the concerts my parents took me too when I was young. Beautiful!!!

pflower10 said...

I love that you took Li'l ~j with you. It looks like a moment that she will never forget.

My hubby and I went to a FM show a few years ago and had a GREAT time. They put on a good show. I wish that Christine McVie would tour with them.

Thanks for posting the pics!

swampbaby said...

FUN! I love Fleetwood Mac and you both just made an awesome memory.

Shelly said...

I am glad you were able to spend time with lil~j. She looks so happy and so you do. There is nothing like having dates with your children. You are such a good Mom!

Shawn said...

What a fun "hot date"----thats what we call them....

Shar said...

How sweet. What a fun little mommy-daughter date. I bet she'll remember that forever.

I can't wait until my kid can not poop in his pants and carry on a conversation that doesn't involve Mickey Mouse and that we can go do something fun like that.

Rynell said...

I must say that is an awesome sounding evening...perfect company.

Vanessa said...

sounds perfecto...I miss going to concerts

Bunsies said...

I love it! I want a copy of your pic, and wonder if she was the youngest one there? Do you remember the MJ concert in Buffalo? I don't think you were as old & our seats weren't as good, but it was fun. Love you

Kemp Kuties said...

Such a rad mom! How cool for Ray-Ray to go with you! You have just created a memory & feeling for her that will never die. Awesome!