Saturday, September 08, 2012

Mr. Buckingham: A Saturday Snapshot


















 


My ears are still ringing from an outdoor concert I was at tonight.
One of my favorite guitarists of all time -- Lindsey Buckingham.
You may not have heard of him [them again, maybe you have] but I'm sure you've heard of Fleetwood Mac, and he performed with them for somewhere around half a century. The guy is absolutely amazing!
I talked about him here on Bookpuddle a while ago, and tonight was the night of this one-man show. It was a dandy.
Although there were a few God-induced technical glitches.
It was an overcast night, in fact it did turn to rain right after the show -- but apparently some random lightning issues killed the power exactly as Lindsey was halfway through his guitar solo on MY FAVORITE SONG, called So Afraid.
He left the stage, and the problem was resolved a few minutes later.
He returned for the rest of his set -- and after the encore, the crowd was yelling:
"Play it again".
He had a few words with a technician, and then graciously obliged the cheering fans [me included]. Amazingly, this time exactly two or three notes into the same solo part, BOOM -- total power failure again, and this time it never went back on.
Which proves something I've been saying for a long time now
-- LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM'S GUITAR SOLOS ARE JUST TOO DAMN POWERFUL!

Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshop meme @ At Home With Books.
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15 comments:

Louise said...

What a great night. I still love Fleetwood Mac.

Trish said...

Lindsey Buckingham can play the every-lovin' daylights out of a guitar! Man, what a musician. I still think Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album is the greatest album ever produced.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love that story...and what a great illustration of how "powerful" a guitarist can be. I would have enjoyed hearing the concert...not being there for the power failure, though.

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Alyce said...

Amazing coincidences there! I wouldn't have recognized who he was, but of course and familiar with Fleetwood Mac. Too bad about not getting to hear the guitar solo though!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh that is fun!

Sim said...

Tres cool. If Stevie were there too the whole city would have been out.

DCMetroreader said...

Despite the weather it sounds like a great show and a great story!

Barbara said...

Lucky you! too bad about the solo!

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like that song was jinxed. I saw Fleetwood Mac in concert when the Rumours album was out.

Christine Harding said...

I love Fleetwood Mac, but I don't think I've ever heard Lindsey Buckingham's solo work. Sounds like a great night. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/g4s6H

Paulita said...

I have heard of him too. That's great that you got to see him in concert, even if the power failed you. Here's Mine

Bev Hankins said...

The glitches may have been frustrating....but it makes for a great story. Glad you got to enjoy nearly all of the show!

Here's my Saturday Snapshot.

Susan Lindquist said...

OMG! What a fluke! Good thing your camera didn't fail! AND good thing the rain held off and the rest of the concert rocked!

Kailana said...

Love Fleetwood Mac. How fun!

Wrighty said...

Wow!! Sounds amazing! I've always loved Fleetwood Mac too. It's too bad about the power problems but it sounds like everyone made the best of it. Great photo!