The Dodgers Are Honoring Vin Scully With A Fleetwood Mac Concert
LAist Photo Illustration (Photo of Fleetwood Mac by Steffane Lui via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
I never did believe in the ways of magic, but I'm beginning to wonder why: for Vin Scully and Fleetwood Mac, two of the most miraculous entities in existence, will be joined together under the skies at Dodger Stadium next month for a 'Blue Diamond Gala' in honor of the legendary announcer.
We sure will miss Vin after he retires at the end of this year, and Angelenos have been showing their appreciation in many ways, kicking off his last season with the renaming of Elysian Park Ave in honor of Scully himself. A tribute performance to Vinny by one of the greatest bands of all-time is literally ripped from the headlines of my dreams.
The 'Blue Diamond Gala' will be held at Dodger Stadium on July 28, and ticket packages start at $1,500 for all the paupers out there.
If you really want to go all out, a 'Grand Slam Sponsorship,' can be purchased for $100,000 and includes 20 "preferred seating" tickets for the concert, 20 tickets to the "Pre-Show Party," tickets for a "Meet and Greet" with the Mac themselves (crying), and, perhaps most bizzare, a "choice of 2 players to be table hosts during the Pre-Show Party." It's #PuigYourFriend, not #PuigYourHost!
According to the event website, proceeds (of which, there will probably be a lot!) will go towards expanding the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundations' local inner-city baseball programs.
This won't be the first time the Mac has graced Dodger Stadium. Here they are, goofing around on the field with the USC marching band in the music video for "Tusk" (it's great):
But this video of outtakes is even more fun:
In related news, Fleetwood Mac will be reissuing 1982's Mirage in July (the day after the gala, coincidentally), and just released an early version of "Gypsy" that will appear as one of the deluxe-edition features. Listen to the predictably beautiful jam here.