Minus McVie's optimistic pop songs, the focus of Saturday night's intense, 2 ½-hour concert, shifted to the most enticing plotline in the Fleetwood Mac soap opera -- the still passionate relationship between ex-lovers Nicks, 54, and Lindsey Buckingham, 55.

The two may have ended their romance at the time of America's Bicentennial -- Buckingham is a married father of two now -- but there was plenty of anger left in an aggressive Second Hand News in which the pair stared each other down, tearing into the old lyrics with newfound vigor.

But when Buckingham sang his new ode to forgiveness, Say Goodbye (''I let you slip away / There was nothing I could do / That was so long ago / Still I often think of you''), some hearts melted. "They are still in love!'' a woman on the floor observed.

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