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Old 01-27-2015, 08:57 PM
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Question Volume Level at Fleetwood Mac Concerts

Hi, guys. I'd like to ask everyone's opinion on something. I caught the show at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday Night and totally loved it. It was my first Fleetwood Mac concert and I had an absolute blast. And I was very impressed with how "tight" the band is, musically.

But -

Yeah. Not to be a stick-in-the-mud, but I thought the volume really was WAY too high. Mind-numbingly so - EPIC.
Dangerously high.

It certainly was much, much higher than any other concert I've ever been to, including Stevie solo concerts.

So I was wondering how other people feel about this, and what their opinions are.


P.S. - Ironically, I seem to remember that a couple of years back, Mick was speaking publicly about volume levels at rock concerts, saying that they are too loud - dangerously so - and should come down.
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Old 01-27-2015, 09:36 PM
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Fleetwood Mac is the whole reason I bring ear plugs with me to concerts just in case. When I saw them in '09 (I think) I was hoping that I wouldn't leave with permanent damage from the volume at their concert. My ears rang for the next day. I have never felt the need to wear them at any other concert I've been to since. For what it's worth, Stevie's concerts always seem to be the perfect loudness, imo. I can't remember where, but I've read somewhere in the past that Lindsey likes his music LOUD and he's very particular about the sound (I remember he even cancelled a show in Nebraska once because he was so dissatisfied with the sound) so I would guess he's the culprit.
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I never had issues with FM playing to loud .Some shows the volume was to low.The guy next to me at the Hartford show was complaining about the level being to high.It was ok to me.

What I cant stand is these opening acts playing to loud and by the time the main artist comes on stage your ears are ringing from the opening act.

Thank goodness FM dont have any opening acts.

Stevie shows could be louder at times.Peter Frampton was to loud at the RAL tour.When Stevie came out .Our ears were already ringing.I do enjoy Peter tunes but not that loud as an opening act.If he was the main act.I would not mind.
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Interesting because I thought the volume was too low at Tampa on December 20th. Somehow I remember the volume seemed louder during the 2013 tour.
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I saw them in Pittsburgh and thought the level was perfect. It was not too loud at all.
I remember in the 1980s and seeing Motley Crue for the Theater of Pain tour and everyone was deaf after the concert. As teenagers we all thought it was funny but such serious hearing loss even temporarily cant be a good thing
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At the Pittsburgh show I thought the sound could be a little louder. I was telling my friend how loud they were and then when they come on stage and starting playing I didnt even need to wear my earplugs.
Now seeing Metallica & GNR at 3 Rivers Stadium back in the day was loud as hell and the last time I saw Heart my ears were ringing pretty bad -ha! The show that had my ears ringing for years was Filter. I saw them at small club near my house about 5-6 years ago and I thought I had permanent damage but one day a few years later the ringing stopped.
Also my hubby took me to Toronto back in 2003 to see Fleetwood Mac and that show was so loud I felt like my ears were bleeding during Come! I never wanted a song to be over so bad in my life!!
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I saw them in Pittsburgh and thought the level was perfect. It was not too loud at all.
I remember in the 1980s and seeing Motley Crue for the Theater of Pain tour and everyone was deaf after the concert. As teenagers we all thought it was funny but such serious hearing loss even temporarily cant be a good thing
Cant be any worse then what todays teens and twenty somethings listen in their Boom Boom car stereos.98 percent what I hear out of those systems sound like crap nevermind the music is crap.
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