Creativity and passion takes it’s form in some of the most unique ways. It’s clear to see the inspiration that Lindsey Stirling has. She was rejected from social media, and humiliated on public television for being “too different.” Often times, people would ask her “why didn’t you quit?” Her answer was simple: It was her passion. She stood up for herself when no one would, and continued to follow her dreams. A few years later, here she is, a viral youtuber who has 8,201,901 subscribers, and counting, and over millions of views on her music.
Lindsey performed at the VETS (Providence Performing Arts Center) last night, July 12th, 2016. The venue was beautiful, and old playhouse, which only complemented her unique performance. Her audience was very diverse, from young children, to the elderly. Her music touched the hearts of thousands of people. Watching Lindsey perform was like watching a beautiful masterpiece unfold in front of a canvas. The experience, was surreal.
Interludes would play before specific songs, two of which were Crystallize, and Something Wild. Anyone who goes to the upcoming dates will be able to listen to Something Wild, a song which Disney had approached her, and asked her to write for them. During Crystallize’s interlude, a person explains the theory of water, and how if you complement the water then let it crystallize, it becomes a beautiful snowflake. However, if you insult and fill a droplet with hate, when it crystallizes, the snowflake is full of unnecessary random cracks of jealousy and hate.
Throughout the show, Lindsey would speak of personal experiences that she’s dealt with, and how she would bring light into the darkest corners of her mind. For our show, Lindsey struggled with some technical equipment and began to joke about it. The techs came out about twice, however all the attempts didn’t seem to go in her favor. She was about to give up when our crowd encouraged her to try one more time. Finally, the equipment worked for her.
Songs played on the night included Crystallize, Shatter Me, Something Wild, Roundtable Rival, Moon Trance, and Transcendence as well as her take on the themes to several famous video games such as Dragon Age, Skyrim, Zelda, and Assassin’s Creed, and even Phantom of the Opera, Throughout the songs, Stirling made several costume changes adding yet another dimension to her live performance.