I’m sorry the night didn’t turn out as you’d have preferred, but I’m also not sure why anyone would have expected the show to be part Neil Finn gig. He’s a singer and guitarist in Fleetwood Mac. The fact that they’re giving him DDIO is nice, but I think it’s indicative of how they view Neil’s contribution that Christine doesn’t play the organ part, it’s left to the auxiliary keyboard player. DDIO is an intermission, really. The earlier shows also featured I Got You, which they did a good version of, but like many other interesting tracks from this tour, didn’t make it past the first few weeks.
I agree with you that it was a missed opportunity not to take advantage of Neil’s abilities as a front man - the little bit of interaction he gets is by doing Lindsay’s old “1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4” routine.
It’s not a NF gig, it’s Neil joining another band. I happen to like that other band, so I had a good time, but no one should go expecting him to improvise the verse of Never Be The Same at the start of a song, because that’s not how FM has ever worked.