Evanescence with Lindsey Stirling
Heritage Memorial Park Ampitheatre
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Quick thoughts about this show:
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.
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.
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.