Fleetwood Mac Invite Staff From Fleetwood McDonald's To Wembley Gig
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In the pre-internet days, daft ideas were usually just that - ideas. But nowadays, people can share their daft ideas online, and sometimes, the idea spreads and ends up becoming a reality.
It all started earlier this year when a Facebook campaign was launched calling for Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks to work a shift at the Fleetwood branch of McDonald's.
This daft idea picked up traction, with 20,000 people signing the petition, and a spokesman for the chain even attempted to entice the band to visit in punny fashion.
Speaking to NME, he said: "We've heard some rumours that Stevie Nicks might be keen to visit our own Fleetwood Macs. Next time she's in the area we'd be delighted to welcome her for some sweet little fries before she goes her own way..."
The 71-year-old didn't take Maccas up on the offer, however, the band arguably went one better, inviting the staff to their Wembley gig, posing for pictures with the team and allowing them to watch the show from stage side.
Nigel Dunnington, the franchisee of Fleetwood McDonald's, said it was an 'incredible' experience and admitted it was fortunate they had similar names.
According to NME, he said: "It was a fantastic evening seeing Fleetwood Mac live and to have the opportunity to share the experience with some of the Fleetwood team.
"I'm still amazed the band got in touch - we're lucky our restaurant shares a name with such an iconic band.
"Going down to the concert has been an incredible way to recognise some of our amazing employees. And, if Fleetwood Mac ever find themselves in the Fleetwood area, we'd love to return the favour and invite them back."
Fleetwood Mac X Fleetwood Mc :joy: You heard the RUMOURS and, no, it's not a MIRAGE. Yesterday, DREAMS came true with the ultimate line-up when our Fleetwood McDonald's crew got to hang out with @StevieNicks and @FleetwoodMac! Time for some sweet little Fries... pic.twitter.com/cdup5AJLp0
- McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) June 19, 2019
Not sure an invite to your Maccies really counts as 'returning the favour' for a stage side Fleetwood Mac gig Nigel; you could at least throw in a free McFlurry or two.
Staff member Chelsea also seemed to have been absolutely lovin' it.
She said: "I can't believe we met Fleetwood Mac before they performed tonight. We listen to their songs all the time but nothing beats seeing them live - it's been incredible."
It's the stuff of dreams.