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Portraits of Lindsey Stirling Fans

Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling
Amanda Savage

Lindsey Stirling leaped and danced across the stage at The Marquee last night in Tempe. Stirling is known for her unique blend of classical and modern electronic music styles. She plays violin over original dubstep tracks and other remixes. Her live shows are a complete production, equipped with many costume changes, backup dancers and choreography. Her hometown show (she's from Gilbert) housed a diverse group of fans -- families, grandparents, kids, gutter punks and a woman reading a book on the patio. We wanted to talk to some of them and figure out just what is the allure a Lindsey Stirling show holds.

Portraits of Lindsey Stirling Fans
Amanda Savage

Name? Samantha Johnson

Age: 27

Education: Scottsdale Community College Alumni

What's your favorite Lindsey Stirling song?

"Shatter Me" (newer choice) and "Crystalize" (older choice)

Why is seeing Lindsey Stirling worth $40 to you?

"She's local, and I like supporting local artists. ... She's also a fellow geek female and a strong role model."

What are three reasons why people should listen to Lindsey Stirling?

The same reasons. She's a strong female role model, she's part of the geek community, and her blend of classical with newer music like dubstep appeals to a wider audience.

What genre of music do you dislike most?

Rap, hip-hop and country.

Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Beatles

Society's biggest problem is...

Violence.

Who do you consider to be the most offensive pop star?

Miley Cyrus.

Portraits of Lindsey Stirling Fans
Amanda Savage

Name: Denna Martineau

Age: 75

Education: Mesa High School, Class of '56

What's your favorite Lindsey Stirling song?

I listened to some of her songs on Youtube, I don't have one.

Why is seeing Lindsey Stirling worth $40 to you?

Because my grandson bought me tickets, he thought I would like it.

What are three reasons why people should listen to Lindsey Stirling?

The music is clean, beautiful and entertaining, and pleasant to watch and listen to.

What genre of music do you dislike most?

Anything too loud. I don't think there's any that don't have anything I wouldn't like.

Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

The Beatles.

Society's biggest problem is...

The destruction of families, society is not supportive of families.

Who do you consider to be the most offensive pop star?

I don't know. I didn't like Eminem, they never made a song I liked.

 

Portraits of Lindsey Stirling Fans
Amanda Savage

Name: Shane Chavis

Age: 34

Education: "...will you just put a bunch of question marks?"

What's your favorite Lindsey Stirling song?

I couldn't name one, to be honest. I really like her first album; I'm not into song titles.

Why is seeing Lindsey Stirling worth $40 to you?

I paid $60, first of all. About 10 years ago there was a violinist named Miri Ben Ari I really liked; she's like a reincarnation of her."

What are 3 reasons why people should listen to Lindsey Stirling?

Speaking to the EDM fans: She branches out from the traditional, mainstream genres. That's the main reason, she doesn't fit into a main category. Plus, people need to pay attention to what's happening with real instruments.

What genre of music do you dislike most?

Country

Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Stones.

Society's biggest problem is...

Hunger.

Who do you consider to be the most offensive pop star?

Justin Bieber.

Portraits of Lindsey Stirling Fans
Amanda Savage

Names: Jim Samson and Colissa P.

Ages: 33 and 27

Education: Both University of Arizona alumni

What's your favorite Lindsey Stirling song?

Jim: "I don't even know."

Colissa: "The Radioactive remix."

What are three reasons why people should listen to Lindsey Stirling?

Jim: "She has a unique style, she's technically impressive..."

Colissa: "And because she's hot, right?"

Jim: "Ehhh..."

Colissa: "That's right, you like chunkier girls."

What genre of music do you dislike most?

Jim: "Rap."

Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

Jim: "Stones."

Society's biggest problem is...

Jim: "Corruption and greed."

Who do you consider to be the most offensive pop star?

Jim: "I don't get offended easily."

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