Evanescence with Lindsey Stirling
Heritage Memorial Park Ampitheatre
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Quick thoughts about this show:
Opener: Cello Gram
A dude with a cello and a dude playing one of those wooden box percussion drum things. Cool. Fun. And their stuff is on Apple Music and Amazon, so go look them up.
Main: Evanescence reminded me of how much I enjoyed their first album and why. I’ve had some of those songs running through my head ever since we left the show, but not in a bad, annoying way. Amy Lee’s vocals are great as ever.
The real draw for this show, to me, was seeing everything played live with a full orchestra (featuring local musicians, conducted by someone on the tour). There’s a richness to the orchestral sound that no amplified electronica can match.
The newest album releases Lee to redraft some of her old material in new ways and to add a few more songs to the pile. Yes, it’s all basically the same sound, but it was lovely.
Top songs for me: My Immortal, Lithium Latest album on Amazon // Apple Music
Headliner: Lindsey Stirling was a tour de force, exploding onto the stage with dancers and sets and 3 layers of costumes. Have you watched her on YouTube? Then you know what we saw. It was fun and light and beautiful.
I listened to Evanescence – I have hardly any photos — but I shot dozens of pictures during Stirling’s set. I didn’t have a telephoto lens good enough to grab any really great shots, but the colors were so lovely.
Lindsey Stirling on Apple Music // on Amazon
The crowd featured teenagers, Millennials, and lots of GenX folks, especially women and married couples. I had to wonder if the men were there because their wives dragged them or because this goth rock music appeals to them too and they weren’t ashamed to admit it. 😉
A lovely evening under the stars, once the setting sun tempered the August heat. Our friends nabbed a great spot to the right of center in the GA area, just behind the separating wall for the seating area. Will definitely sit there again.