BRAVE ENOUGH IN MANHATTAN: TOP 5 MOMENTS IN NYC #4
This was not even part of the plan, but boy, it was one of the best impulse decisions we ever made. First of all, catching a concert abroad has always been on my bucket list, and second, you can never go wrong with the combination of string music and NYC as your backdrop! I personally love classical music so I knew in my heart this concert was a winner. Our thesis back in ADMU was actually about classical music and giving it a contemporary twist to cater to a younger audience, where we tapped Manila String Machine to hold a concert in the campus grounds called CLASSICOOL LIVE! Haha! You get the point! It was so much fun, and I know how Lindsey Stirling is the ultimate epitome of classicool! She’s the first of her kind, YouTuber, violinist, dancer, and all around performer! Yes clearly, I’m rating her concert with an A+. . . Read on to find out more reasons why!
What I loved about the show was how electric, alive and grateful it made me feel. It was more than just music. It was artsy, techie, cute, quirky (She even fed her dog on stage at one point). The crowd was equally fun and receptive, jumping, applauding, and celebrating life. In other words, it was one solid show.
One part that really touched my heart was how she shared her healing process in dealing with great loss. She recently lost one of her best friends to a grave illness and was feeling empty and in a rut. She would ask God why take away a person so meaningful in her life? From all the hurt and pain she was going through, all she wanted was to feel numb instead. But as she was tasked to create a video compilation of her best friend’s good times alive, instead of feeling contempt, she actually felt rather thankful. She realized how important it is to use gratitude for healing. She found solace in being grateful for his influence on her, and having met him in the first place.
All these nestled right in the heart of NYC! Cheers to the weekend!