Quote of the week: “By finding the courage to be ourselves, we gain the power to make a difference.” — Lindsey Stirling.

On Saturday night, I went to the Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling concert. To say the concert was amazing, would be an understatement. I didn’t just go to a music concert. I went to a live music performance that included dancing, an orchestra, electric violin and singing.

If you don’t know Lindsey Stirling, she competed on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010 and was voted off the show. Her talent is flawlessly playing the violin and dancing, whether it’s contemporary dance or on pointe dance.

I can barely dance normally, so I can’t imagine how much skill and practice it must take to dance while playing a violin. Also, I have no musical talent whatsoever.

Throughout Stirling’s set, I kept thinking, “How can I become a backup dancer on this tour?” This was the second show on the tour so everyone was fresh and full of energy.

On second thought, I wouldn’t have lasted through one dance number, so I was better seated in the audience.

Each piece had a story behind it and a positive message. Stirling spoke to the audience about her struggle when she was in college with depression and anorexia. She talked about overcoming her obstacles by seeking help and by controlling her happiness.

Stirling is very down to earth and someone who I would love to have met.

In the audience, toward the front, she pointed out a group of guys who dressed up as the cover of her first album. The camera was directed at them for everyone to see.

Stirling said she would get a photo with them after the show. It turns out I know of the guys who got to meet her. I’m still super jealous.

No one could’ve asked for better weather that night. It was in the 70s and breezy. I almost needed a jacket.

I remember Evanescence was very popular about 15 years ago. I’m familiar with a few of the songs. The music is a mix of pop, punk rock and slightly metal. At the concert, instead of heavy bass guitars that are in a lot of the songs, it was replaced by a bass orchestra. It was still really good, but it would’ve been better with bass guitars.

Amy Lee, the lead singer, mentioned that this concert wasn’t a typical Evanescence concert because they wanted to play their songs from a new perspective.

If you’ve never listened to either Lindsey Stirling or Evanescence, I recommend it. They both collaborated on a song, which is also worth listening to over and over.

Fun facts of the week: Kylie Jenner removed her lip fillers. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged.

I hope you enjoyed these facts of the week. Happy Wednesday!