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.