Now that my girls are adults and living away from home, it's fun to have a little date now and then to do something special. We see eachother a lot for coffee or shopping, but a concert or a play is a special chance to spend some relaxed time together.
Last night, my oldest daughter Emily and I went out to dinner at a little Thai restaurant (YUM!) before we went to see Lindsey Stirling at the beautiful University of Minnesota Northrop Auditorium. (The link is to some of her videos.) Lindsey Stirling is "The Dancing Violinist" - she was on America's Got Talent about 5 years ago, and has really gathered a following since. She performs all kinds of electronic violin music - hip-hop, classical, rock, and has done lots of medleys (Disney, Phantom, LesMis, Star Wars) and some wonderful collaborations with various musicians. Her performance is wonderful to watch - I can't imagine dancing and playing the violin at the same time. I played the violin for a few short years, and always regretted quitting. (I just wanted to play Charlie Daniels' Devil Went Down to Georgia!)
I enjoy all different kinds of music, but I have to be in the right mood for each genre. For example, certain music makes me sing along - which isn't a good idea at work when you have a voice like mine. [Unless it's Saturday and no one else is in the office!] I love to sing, but unfortunately I'm not gifted in that department. But, I have today OFF and I think I'm back to classic rock. I need to sing!