I have a dream….okay actually I have two dreams. One I am currently living and the one that so spitefully eludes me. They both intertwine. The first dream I mentioned is about following the YouTube artist Lindsey Stirling. Classically trained, this new age electronic violinist has half a BILLION views on YouTube and four million subscribers at the moment. She’s won awards on YouTube, and was one of the most viewed YouTubers last year. I first encountered her by watching her hit video Crystallize on YouTube and ended up watching ALL of her videos that night. I was hooked! I soon found out she practically lived down the street from me in Provo, Utah. Soon after, I had the pleasure of being in one of her videos and ended up even spending a little time getting to know her through a past mutual friend that following summer. We even hung out on my birthday that year. I’ve attended several concerts of hers, and am now an administrator on a few of her Facebook fan groups (including the Official one), work with her executive assistant on some of these fan groups, and am co-runner and creator of the Lindsey Stirling USA fan page on Facebook. I’ve even done a bit of flyer promoting for her very first US tour. This all came to pass because I liked YouTube. Which brings me to my second dream.
My second dream is to have a YouTube channel dedicated to wheelchair freeystyle sports. My inspiration originally being Aaron Fatheringham who was the first person to pull of a backflip and double backflip in a wheelchair. Being that I live in the Provo, Utah area, there happens to also be a strong YouTube prescence here. Famous YouTubers like Devin Graham, Stuart Edge and of course Lindsey Stirling have inspired me further. In fact, I am convinced they are the reason Provo ranks third in world domination for YouTube community behind Paris and LA. And let’s not forget the Piano Guys, haha. But they live a few hours south of here.
Here’s hoping I can get my new YouTube channel up and running soon, in a little town called Provo.