@danagoldsteinphoto: “Alright, one more of Stevie Nicks from last week… I do want to say something for the Stevie fans who find this post – that little pouch hanging off her belt has two knobs, with which she is able to control the volume on her mic. From the edge of the stage, I could see that she was adjusting as she went. So while giving a great performance, vocally, and visually, she was also very much able to step back technically and assess in real time how the vocals were working relative to everything else. She adjusted bc she clearly wanted to present the very best experience possible for the audience, and for me, being able to see that happening, watching her pretty up-close listening and reacting without (literally) missing a beat, gave me a new respect for her as a PROFESSIONAL.”
“Overall, Fleetwood Mac put on a superb and magical concert at Madison Square Garden. There was a feeling of nostalgia in the venue. Stevie Nicks was at the top of her game, musically, and Neil Finn delivered on rhythm guitar in lieu of Lindsey Buckingham. The entire band rocked as a whole. Fleetwood Mac’s live set at The Garden garnered an A rating.”
@officialdantemelucci:“Yes, that’s the amazing @stevienicks and the original Demon Rascals of Horace Green @sormusical after the @fleetwooddmac show @thegarden Monday night. Incredible night of music and being with good friends.”
“And they have brought Fleetwood Mac’s 1968 single “Black Magic Woman” back into its setlist, which Nicks rediscovered when Fleetwood performed it with his band in Maui.
“Stevie sees it and says, ‘Oh, my God, I love that song. I wanna do it,’ ” Fleetwood recalls. “And she did. And she does. It’s fun. It’s just a twist. It’s one of those songs that most people believe is not a Fleetwood Mac song. They would associate it with Santana. But it was written by Peter Green with John and myself back in the day with Jeremy [Spencer, from the band’s original lineup], so we have fun with that. And Chris gets a great rip around it. … A song like that gives her a chance to do something, in truth, that she hasn’t done in many years, which is get back to her roots and it’s of course very much in John and my backyard. And Mike couldn’t wait to be playing guitar on ‘Black Magic Woman.’ I think if there was any thought of not doing that song, I think Mike would have said, ‘You are not pulling that out of the set.’” – Newsday.com (March 7, 2019)