Thread: Nyc, 3/11/2019
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by aleuzzi View Post
Once again, a review in which Fleetwood and the McVies aren't even considered--or are considered nonentities by the lack of mention.

Fun times.
yeah, it's very interesting.

pre-scripted reviews sent to reviewers by band's publicists addressed most band members, and were saying:
  • Stevie is a rock queen, oh so young, oh so beautiful, moves and sings better than ever
  • Mick is oh so vital and his 10 minute drum solo is the highlight of the show
  • Christine cannot sing anymore
  • new guys are better than Buck and the whole band is refreshed and re-energized
  • usually not real mention of John
  • the band is happy happy happy - and, oh so happy!
you can kinda see where the wind is blowing from - Stevie, Mick, "new band" - great, Christine - sucks, John - no mention. which makes it even more funny how Chris is playing band's game when Stevie and Mick seem to be throwing her under the bus.

these recent east coast reviews (Atlanta, DC, AC, NYC) have obviously thrown that script into the trash bin and seem pretty matter-of-fact. they generally describe the show as
  • flat and just ok
  • missing Buck and his energy
  • set around Nicks as show's centerpiece
  • new guys are ok but outta place
  • don't generally mention Mick, John or Christine - guess not much change from previous tours in their performances.
both kinds of reviews seem to focus on 2 covers as being the highlights of the FM show and note how weird is that.

Caveat: i've only seen reviews that mention LB.

"kind of weird: a tribute to the dearly departed from a band that can treat its living like trash"
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