Seeing Fleetwood Mac has been stored in my wishes for a long time now. The desire to see a band so great, and witness the pure spirit of Stevie Nicks was an invitation too great to deny.
|Embracing my inner bohemia.|
One of the best memories of my life has Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams playing as I danced with my husband on our wedding night, in a room bursting full of love. The moment so strongly resonates with me – because in that moment I had the sudden realisation of what I had done – not only literally but intimately, I had married my soul mate – life had significantly changed forever. This was by far the greatest day of my life.
|Our wedding night May 24th 2014.|
From then on, whenever I hear Dreams (like the time we arrived in New Zealand feeling very jet lagged, and it was casually playing on the radio), my heart skips a beat.
It is very rare, that I like a band so much that I can recall every song. But, with Fleetwood it’s so incredibly easy because so many of their songs are memorable. The chain will always remind me of watching Formula 1 with my husband, when we were first boyfriend and girlfriend.
As much as I feel romantically connected and intertwined with Fleetwood Mac. There is one strong reason I am so devoted, and without a doubt it is the presence of Stevie Nicks. The true gypsy, heroine and hippy of her time. I am far too young to remember those days, but old enough to admire and revisit them now.
|What seems the soundtrack of my life.|
Stevie spoke so openly to the audience, about a time in her life when she felt she was approaching something. She gave a fierce and scarily accurate account of how she felt at the time, and how important it was to follow your dreams – and not let anybody bring you down.
Tears began streaming down my face, and I felt intense shivers. Because, all of the doubts and worries that have consumed my thoughts the best part of this year (or more so the day I turned sixteen, a decade ago), and the unsettled desire I talked about in my last post – has finally been answered. Do I follow my dreams?