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Stevie Nicks: “The Gothic Vault of Lost Songs”


Stevie Nicks: “The Gothic Vault of Lost Songs”

Photography by Annie Govekar for Inspirer

Stevie Nicks shares stories, songs and twirls with an enthralled audience at her Newark, NJ concert on Sunday night.

“Opening Act”
The Pretenders kicked off the show as the night’s opening act.

“Dedicated to Stevie”
Chrissie Hynde finishes a song dedicated to Stevie Nicks and adds that the following song is also dedicated to Nicks. Hynde goes on to share, that in fact, all of the songs are for Stevie.

“Welcome to Newark”
Nicks welcomes the audience to the show and explains that this will be different from the other concerts they may have been to. She states that we are about to go on a journey of stories and music from her vault of lost songs.

“Stop Dragging My Heart Around”
Nicks is joined on stage by Chrissie Hynde to duet “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” much to the delight of the audience.

Waddy Wachtel plays the guitar during the concert. Wachtel has been with Nicks since he played on the “Buckingham Nicks” record (1973).

“Bella Donna”
Nicks shows off the “Bella Donna” cape which cost two thousand dollars when purchased. “If you divide two thousand dollars by thirty years it really is a good deal.”

Nicks was inspired to write the song “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream)” after she watched the movie Twilight. Nicks went on to create an entire album after she was inspired to write again.

A fan holds up a tambourine while watching Nicks perform.

“Stand Back”
After Nicks started to record the song to Prince’s music she called him to let him know what was going on. She said her mother always told her, “You can do a lot of things Stevie, but you can never lie.” Prince ended up coming to the studio to play on the track.

“Gold Dust Woman”
“Gold Dust Woman” proves to be a crowd favorite. Nicks shared that the character she portrays changes depending on the show.

“The whole world has gone crazy!”
Nicks needs a moment after she declares that the world has gone crazy. She requested “don’t make me run for politics!” to cheers from the crowd.

“It was just a dream but I believed in it.”
Nicks tells the crowd that she became who she is because she believed in her dreams and she believed she was going to be successful. She offered the audience a pep talk telling them to believe in their dreams. “You are special and you are beautiful and you can do anything you want. Girls, don’t let anybody get in your way! Not while I’m around!”

 “Now go out and save the world!”
Nicks told stories and preformed for over two hours before she danced into the night with a message for the audience to “go and save the world.” If Stevie says we need to go out and save the world, we better get to work.




Annie is a photographer and artist currently residing outside of Philadelphia. She has a degree in media design from the MTSU School of Journalism and got her start doing graphic and merchandise design for the NYC theatre community. She spends most of her free time traveling to theatre, concerts, or creating art. She has an unquenchable thirst to explore all things abandoned and old. Annie also answers to the name of Yoda (a favorite nickname amongst family and friends)

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