Saturday, February 2, 2008

An Evening With Stevie Nicks

Last night I went to see Stevie Nicks in concert. I am certain she decided to add a Palm Springs date after I invited her through multiple e-mails I sent her back in the summer after seeing her in San Diego. (ok, that made me sound like a stalker). Regular readers of this blog know what a huge Stevie Nicks fan I am. In fact, last night was the 16th time I saw Stevie Nicks perform live. Mind you, most of the times were when I was a younger pup, with nothing else to do but pick up and follow her tour from city to city. These days I wait for her to come to me!

above: A Stevie Nicks banner for the Fantasy Springs Resort where she performed in the Palm Springs area.


above: I thought this was pretty cool. There was a huge light image of Stevie Nicks projected onto the top of the hotel at the resort where she performed. I could see her image from the highway when I drove off the exit.

above: Stevie had a few costume changes throughout the night, with her usual array of signature attire: mile-high boots, lace shawls, flowing dresses, hats, feathers and ribbons galore. She loves to twirl and show it all off.

above: Stevie Nicks dancing. She was in great shape and looked great. This was a great concert because she sang a mix of old and newer songs. She performed some of her classic Stevie Nicks solo songs such as "Stand Back", "If Anyone Falls", & "Landslide", a few conver songs like "I Need to Know" (Tom Petty) and "Crash Into Me" (Dave Matthews). She also performed a few classic songs from her Fleetwood Mac albums, including "Landslide", "Gold Dust Woman", "Sara" and "Dreams". But for me, whenever she performs her signature solo song "Edge of Seventeen" I go into a trance. I have always loved the guitar solo in that song and the power in her voice. She did not disappoint last night. I did my "air guitar" act along with her band, squinting my eyes hard as I sang along with Stevie. It was s much fun. The beer also helped.


above: Stevie Nicks and her tambourine....

above: Every Stevie Nicks concert has all sorts of stuff on her microphone stand, ribbons, beads, a rose, and I've even seen a teddy bear attached to it one time. Here (above and below) she was wearing a long black shawl with gold all over it.

above: Stevie Nicks sings as her long time lead guitar and music director Waddy Wachtel wails away on his guitar. They have been performing together for eons.

I had my Stevie Nicks concert attire on: black jeans, black boots, a black Stevie concert t-shirt from a few years ago, and a black leather jacket. Yep, I'm a die hard. It was a great concert and I had a blast. ROCK ON STEVIE!
-Rick Rockhill

18 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well as long as you had a good time!

smiles, bee

lime said...

'gypsy' and 'landslide' have a very special meaning for me. i'd probably bawl like a baby if i saw her perform them live. glad you had a wonderful time. :)

Lewis said...

Some of the greatest music around. Ever.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like you had as blast, Rick...How wonderful to be able to see one of your favorite performers so very many times! And I bet there will be a LOT more times, Too!

Anonymous said...

i was there last night too- really good concert. nice pics, you must have had better seats then we did.

C said...

I love Stevie too! I'm glad you had an amazing time at the concert. Have I mentioned how jealous I am? ;)

I've got Landslide in my head now. Funny...I was just about to write a post about that song!

Olivia said...

Hm, I've often heard of Stevie Nicks but I didn't know she was in Fleetwood Mac! (My mother has just informed me of this as if I should have known...)

Lilian said...

What I like the most about Stevie Nicks is her poweful voice and the fact she has her own signature style, nobody like her, in general, presentation, songs, etc. She's a creator and an original, therefore, I do have a lot of respect for her art.

Thanks so much for remembering me and stopping by my Blog. I've been a bit away from Blogger world lately -after my vacation [as a matter of fact, I'm planning my next vacation now haha :oD] ... Greetings!!

Lois Grebowski said...

Sounds like you had a great time.
:-D)

snowelf said...

((((RICK))))

Geez, sorry I've been such a stranger! I miss having the time to visit blogs!! Thanks again for your kind comments over at mine.

Stevie Nicks has such a unique voice, I really enjoy her music and would have loved her cover of Crash Into Me. DMB is also one of my faves. ;)

ttys!!
--snow

madame x said...

I personally know of 3 young women with the first or middle name Rhiannon....

All hail the 70's and Stevie Nicks

Sheila said...

Sounds like a great concert. I recall seeing an interview with her recently. She seems to be one of those who can endure.

Cheryl said...

I thought for sure I'd see a pic of you and Stevie together. Her loss!

Tod said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My mom and I agree that only Stevie should ever be allowed to sing 'Landslide.' The Dixie Chicks version along with the abominable Smashing Pumpkins cover should both be obliterated.

Rooms On Fire and Stand Back are my personal Stevie favorites.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Glad you had fun!

LouLou! said...

What color was your ascot??

Canadian flake said...

Glad you had a great time...I know you were looking forward to it.

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