By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Tampa
Venue: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida-December 20, 2019
Lindsey Stirling’s Warmer in the Winter Tour rode into Clearwater, Florida on Friday, December 20th to a sold-out show. The air was crisp with holiday cheer as concert goers were entertained in the newly renovated lobby of Ruth Eckerd Hall by carolers on a small stage. Lindsey Stirling is known for her EDM music which features her violin and I expected the audience to be mostly a younger crowd, but I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a few Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers in tow.
Lindsey Stirling, known as the “hip hop violinist”, rose to fame in 2010 as a quarterfinalist in America’s Got Talent, however, the evening’s show was chock full of holiday songs. A few of the dancers were dressed as drum majorettes and greeted members in the crowd prior to the show. Stirling then descended from the top of the theater toward the stage, violin in hand, and playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”
Rock At Night was able to catch the first three numbers, which also included, “Christmas C’mon” and “Let It Snow”. Each number was beautifully choreographed with dancers wearing festive costumes, intermingling with Stirling, who was dancing beautifully and playing the violin at the same time. How does she do both? She really performs each task equally well.
It would have been nice to stay for the entire show (no tickets available, unfortunately) because I would have loved to see her with Luna the chihuahua. Since I follow the adventures of Luna on Instagram, I am already a fan, and really would have enjoyed it. Oh, well! Perhaps next holiday season! Lindsey Stirling’s show is becoming a big holiday tradition like Brian Setzer’s Christmas Rocks! Tour, which was unfortunately canceled this season due to Setzer’s tinnitus.
Check out some of the photos of Lindsey Stirling’s Clearwater show below:
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. I travel between the US and UK seeking my dream! My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse
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