Why Stevie Nicks Gets Sad Every After Performance
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 01: NEW HAVEN Photo of Stevie NICKS and FLEETWOOD MAC, Stevie Nicks in recording studio, holding dog (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
Stevie Nicks lives on her dedication to fans whenever she performs onstage. That’s why it’s kind of hard for her to let go of them when her set ends.
In a 1982 interview from High Times, Nicks admitted to feeling down after the show ends and would rather spend the night asking questions and feedback from her audience instead of going home alone at the hotel.
“When you come back to your hotel, and you’ve been in front of fifteen thousand people, I would like to sit down in the audience and talk to them about what’s happened,” Nicks explained. “Bring like a podium up and ask questions and have everybody tell me what they think.” She said it’s hard for her to walk away from her fans and even go to sleep at night.
Relating to her experience from the Cinderella fairytale, the singer added: “It’s like falling in love with somebody and having yourself turn into a pumpkin and you’re back mopping the floor. That’s the hardest thing—all that energy around you and walking away from it.”
Over the course of her career in the music industry as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist, Nicks does her best not to disappoint her fans, freely giving them what they all want. Although she’s in her 70s now, the same vigor and excitement when she comes up onstage still live with her. That’s the mark of a true rock superstar.