In the end it was left to Buckingham to ignite the evening’s only real sparks. He walked onstage midway through the show to accompany Nicks on "Landslide" and immediately added a bit of tension. "I know that maybe someday he will find it in his heart to spend some time with me again, and maybe do some music," Nicks said of her former band mate and lover, suggesting that a few emotional loose ends are still dangling around the duo.
Buckingham returned with the entire band for the encore, playing along on a version of the rockabilly chestnut "Tear It Up" and then leading the band through his magnificent "Go Your Own Way." For a moment he reverted to his old self, staggering across the stage spastically as he ripped out a blistering guitar solo - while Nicks, either in a bit of one-upsmanship or oblivious to what was going on behind her, marched around the stage with a preschool-aged Stevie wanna-be she’d dragged out of the audience.