Stevie Nicks Schools Mother Nature On How To Bottle Lightning In Concert Season Closer
74-year old Rock N Roll Legend Stevie Nicks must have had words with Mother Nature last night, and told her to stand down.
"We didn't need the electricity anyway," said the witchy woman herself, as she explained that the only thing that would have kept them from taking the stage was an electrical issue due to lightning. It seems Nicks brought her own instead.
Despite the dampness that followed a day of hard wind and rain, folks flocked to the Maine Savings Amphitheater to celebrate the first day of fall, and the last of the concerts on the Bangor Waterfront this season.
In a sea of ponchos, the atmosphere was actually pretty chill as the crowd made its way into the venue and readied themselves for what they knew was coming.
Opener Vanessa Carleton warmed things up with a short set of her hits.
Having done some work recently as a substitute teacher, Carlton sent some shout-outs to those working in education these days.
And then, Nicks took to the stage. And you could feel the energy shift.
Running down a list of her hits, including Gypsy, Gold Dust Woman and Stand Back, Stevie Nicks did what she still does best; she sang her guts right out.
Nicks Peppered in tributes to friends and collaborators like Tom Petty and Prince.
She also did a cover of the Stephen Still classic "For What It's Worth" made famous by Buffalo Springfield. Her take on it was released as a sinlge this week.
Nicks handled her signature tambourine and long flowing skirt with the ease of someone who's been doing this for a minute.
Chatting it up between songs, Nicks thrilled the audience with some stories about how certain songs came to be.
She also shared some experiences that connected her with the conflict in the Ukraine and how she handled her "3 year vacation" during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Commenting on just how difficult it was for a woman in her 70's to be off the road for a few years and then come back out after "letting herself go" a bit, Nicks ended the show letting her fans know just how much they mean to her.
"I could not do this anymore, if I wanted. But why would I do that? I love being here. I love the stage. I love being here playing music for you. I love sharing this time with you. It's my joy. So, you are my joy. Take care of yourselves. It's important to me. And I'll see you next time. Thank you so much. It's our honor."
A class act. A powerhouse. A legend.
A great way to end an amazing first concert season for the Maine Savings Amphitheater.