As one of Lindsey Stirling’s more prominent fans, I’ve learned many a great thing about her fandom. I’ve followed her career ever since the turning point of her great fame.
One great opportunity I have had the pleasure of is being able to work with her as an extra in her YouTube cover, “Phantom Of The Opera”. She announced on Facebook that on April 23 (2012) she wanted people from around the Provo, Utah area to be in her upcoming video held at Velour Live Music Gallery…..so I went. It wasn’t too difficult, just a bunch of people asked to jam out to her as if we were already at one of her concerts (too easy). And we were asked to wear a mask and dark clothes (one extra even bought a horse head mask and Lindsey commented on how awesome it was). I was tucked away in the corner of the room but still front row right behind the conductor for the extra violinists. Devin Graham, who happened to be her cinematographer and boyfriend at the time, was busy filming from several different angles, some of which were right in front of where I was in the audience. Lindsey knew exactly what she wanted during filming and we ended ahead of schedule. She’s good!
After the shoot Lindsey took photos with and talked with the fans. She held a brief ‘Q and A’ session as well. After that, two of my friends went home and another friend stopped by to see if she could meet Lindsey. We were invited by a member of Lindsey’s crew to stay for the other video shoot she was doing privately so we stayed behind along with about five others to watch her work privately. That’s when the real magic happened! It’s hard to explain, but when she works without the pressure of many people watching it’s like she has something….something magical, like that “it factor”. She’s so talented at dancing and playing and I can honestly say that I’ve never seen anyone as good as her in performance. And I’ve been to a lot of talented musical performances. After they were done, I and the other fans helped clean up. My other friend left early. I was one of the last people out the door besides Lindsey herself and she gave a hug to every fan that left that room. She’s a very kind, loving person. And she gives GREAT hugs! What a great way to end an epic evening, in a little town called Provo.
If you want to check out Lindsey Stirling on YouTube, here’s a link: http://www.youtube.com/user/lindseystomp