Yes. Yes. God Yes. And Stevie Nicks, too.
I first fell in love with Fleetwood Mac when they played in Chicago on the Tango in the Night Tour...and my grandma, always loving an adventuring, thinking "Fleetwood Mac" sounded like it was coming from the Grand Ole Opry, got us tickets.
It was a rock concert that neither one of us were prepared for but we truly loved it. I feel head over heels for the band afterwards and had my parents run out and make sure we had all their records and tapes (yes, tapes!) and what not....and I was even more excited to hear some of the other solo works by Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks.
I was able to see them at least once on the Behind the Mask tour and was able to see Stevie Nicks a few times by herself solo on The Other Side of the Mirror, Timespace, and Street Angel Tours.
In 1997 when Fleetwood Mac got back together, I was able through the miracles of the internet, got a ticket to see one of their soundstage performances that they filmed for their MTV "The Dance" special. I literally graduated from high school that Friday night and was on a plane that next day to Los Angeles to watch them film their final taping. They did something like three shows over that weekend at WB studios.
In that fall I was able to see a few of The Dance shows but in the summer of 1998, fully loaded with a steady amount of cash, me, and two friends set off in a car to catch Stevie Nicks solo on The Enchanted Tour starting in Hartford on May 28 and going all the way across the country to the final show in Portland. We slept in our cars, slept at Motel 6's, slept a stranger's houses that we met at the shows along the way ("Nightbirds" stick together ya know! -- they are die hard Stevie Nicks fans), showered at truck stops, ate White Castle, bought lawn tickets, and broke the law numerous times. It was truly a wild experience and we met so many people that I have stayed in touch with over the years.
Speaking of those "Nightbirds," their generosity really helped us get through the tour. We basically had enough money saved up to head out for about two or three weeks. Then we somehow got into the "network" of pen pals these people have, who wrote/phoned/what have you ahead to their friends in the next couple of cities....a lot of whom like I said offered us a place to stay or at least food and a chance to do some laundry and what not. Many times they even bought us tickets and got us down real close to the stage. I touched her hand on "Edge of Seventeen" several times. It was surreal.
After that experience, I thought there'd never be another opportunity to do anything like that again. Ever. But of course I was wrong...The Arizona Heart Institute Benefit Show in Phoenix in September of 2000....I just had to go, of course, and it was a mini Enchanted Tour reunion with a lot of people I had met back in 1998. So of course in 2001, when Stevie did her Trouble in Shangri La Tour, off I went to as many shows as I could, even more so during the leg of shows she did in the weeks following 9/11®, again cultivating with the AHI Benefit in 2001 at the AM
West Arena in Phoenix.
2003 of course was the big return...Fleetwood Mac sans McVie with Say You Will which I thought was a damn good album. I went to as many shows as I could....the $125 price tag deterred a full blown follow like before, but I was able to do Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detrot, Indy, Chicago, Milwaukee, Tampa, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Nashville, Kansas City, St. Louis, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Rosemont, St. Paul, amongst many others. The Mac did a second leg of the states in 2004, playing a good mix of indoor areas & amphitheatres that were conveniently close to me (Champaign, Green Bay, Madison, Cedar Falls, Nashville, Atlanta), and closed out the tour with shows in Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and Detroit in September of 2004, all of which I was lucky enough to attend thanks to low fares on Northwest Airlines...and thanks to a hook up at the Fleetwood Mac fan club, I was able to get front row center for all of those shows. An amazing experience.
I was fortunate enough to catch a few shows of Stevie in 2005 at Caesar's Palace and on her Gold Dust Tour. I still anxiously await word of a new Fleetwood Mac get together or Stevie going out again on her own, solo.