On Friday evening, Mr Pict and I saw Fleetwood Mac live in concert. The tickets were my Christmas present so I had been excited for months to see them perform. I have been a Fleetwood Mac fan for almost as long as I can remember so I have been listening to them for four decades. Whenever I sit at my art table and listen to music while I create, I always play the ‘Rumours’ album, probably my favourite album of all time. I never imagined I would ever have the opportunity to see them perform live so I was flabbergasted when I received the tickets. Mr Pict is not a Fleetwood Mac fan but he does love seeing live music so he was more than happy to accompany me.
Friday was also my first time in the Wells Fargo Center. We were in the cheap seats so I experienced a wee bit of vertigo when I saw how steeply raked the seating was and there was also not much in the way of leg room. I am 5’3.5″ but even my knees were feeling the ache when I stood up after two hours. The compact seating meant we also had to get along well with the random strangers seated next to us since we all had no choice but to move and dance in unison given we were all compressed together. But this minor discomfort was absolutely worth it for the amazing experience of seeing Fleetwood Mac. They played most of their “greatest hits”, including all but three of the tracks from the original ‘Rumours’ track-listing. As such, the crowd was able to cheer within a matter of a couple of notes, recognising what song was about to be performed. It was really quite something to be one of thousands of people all singing along at the same time. I admit to feeling a wee bit emotional during a couple of my favourite songs because I had never imagined I would ever see them performed live. The whole concert was fantastic, extremely polished, incredibly engaging. My voice was strained by the end of the two hours from singing along continuously. It really was an amazing concert and I feel very lucky indeed to have been able to experience it.
PS Excuse the poor quality of the photographs. My phone doesn’t do well at all in poor lighting.