All this week, host of MTV News and ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here…Now!’, Laura Whitmore joins Deezer as our guest editor on #DeezerBy, where a host of guest editors join our local experts around the world to take over the reins. Check out Laura’s recommended albums, tracks, and playlists on the dedicated Deezer By… app. We asked Laura to write a blog post on an unforgettable music experience she recently had:
I brought my Dad and my good friend Shel to see Fleetwood Mac at The O2 recently for their respective birthdays. Thinking about it, it was probably the first time I’ve gone to a gig with my Dad since he brought me to see Boyzone when I was about 10 years old – which he hated!It was great to be able to share this one with them, though; we’re all huge fans of Fleetwood Mac. I don’t think I’ve ever taken anyone to a gig and seen them have reaction that my Dad had. During one of Mick Fleetwood’s massive drum solos, I looked over at my Dad’s face and I’ve never seen it so happy in my entire life! It was a very sweet moment. It was my first time seeing them live – I’d only experienced them through all the albums – They were so amazing. Playing for what seemed like hours, their buzz and their chemistry on stage was inspiring.
They might be getting on a bit, but they’re such talented musicians. The added drama of figuring out whether they love or hate each other up there also made it worth seeing.I was a bit devastated they didn’t play ‘Everywhere’ because Christine McVie wasn’t back in the band, but ‘Big Love’ (and Lindsey Buckingham’s seemingly endless guitar solo during it) was my absolute highlight of the night.
Listen to the seminal live album ‘The Dance’ from Fleetwood Mac in the player below: