Last Thursday I went to my first Post-Covid concert. Lindsey Stirling, a ballerina/violinist is one of my favorite musicians and as soon as I saw that she was coming to Michigan I knew I had to be there to see her live! I also knew it would be a good stress reliever and some filling food for the soul.
The only reason I felt comfortable attending, in light of recent trending variants, was because it was outside. I could have gotten an actual seat under the pavilion at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights but then we would have been crammed together. So, picnic blanket in one hand and umbrella in the other, Mike (bf) and I, made our way to the lawn section.
I had cause to be anxious. It’s been raining cats and dogs on the regular (as recently as Wednesday) and the lawn seating offered no shelter from the elements. Thursday morning I was woken from a dead sleep by lightning striking right outside my window. Flooding was present on nearly every major thoroughfare in and out of Detroit but I managed to make it in. I attribute that, in part, due to the fact that I got in at 6:45AM to work on an epiphany I had (details in next week’s post). Things looked grim.
But lo and behold, the clouds quite literally parted (though the humidity stubbornly stood its ground) and it ended up being a cloudless concert! And it was a stunning experience. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the artist that is Lindsey Stirling, she plays an electric violin WHILE dancing. Yes, you read that right. And while I understood that on some level, watching it on a screen and seeing it live were two very different things.
It was a night I’ll never forget and I’m almost certain that the next time Lindsey Stirling is in Michigan I’ll be at her show!
Bye for now!