Interview with a Stirlingite #17

Maureen

Hello Stirlingites!
Today we have an interview from ...Netherlands! 

Rene
Welcome to our Interview, would you please introduce yourself?
Maureen
My name is Maureen van Dam. @maureenvandam on instagram and twitter.
Rene
Which Country are you from?
Maureen
The Netherlands.
Rene
A short introduction about yourself?
Maureen
I'm a 20 year old girl who loves to sing, play the guitar and write songs. I also like designing and sewing clothes and bags. Sometimes I have small roles in Dutch movies/ tv shows, because acting is fun 😊 Oh.. and I'm addicted to watching YouTube videos.
Rene
When did you learn about Lindsey or started listening to her music?
Maureen
I first saw her Phantom of the Opera video in the beginning of 2014 and I was hooked! A few months later I found out that she was coming to the Netherlands later that year, so I immediately bought a ticket.
Rene
Are you a Stirlingite?
Maureen
YES!
Rene
When did you switch from simply listening to the music to beeing a fan?
Maureen
After I watched the Phantom of the Opera video, I watched all the other videos and of course the LindseyTime videos. In those videos I felt like I got to know her more, I saw her personality and that's when I went from being a fan to being a Stirlingite. That was probably a few months after I saw the Phantom of the Opera video.
Rene
Did you read the book?How did you like it?
Maureen
Yes and yes. I loved reading the book and I actually read it again a few weeks ago. I'll never get bored of it.
Rene
Does Lindsey have a special place in your life ?
Maureen
Yes, her music has helped me through some really hard times and it still helps me a lot. I also love that she talks about things she used to struggle with, it makes me feel less alone and it gives me hope.
Rene
How did you like the Documentary ?
Maureen
I loved the documentary, I have watched it 4x so far. The first time I started crying at 40 seconds and I didn't stop until the end. It's so real and it hurts to see Lindsey hurting, but it was also great to see her performances!
Rene
What are your three favorite tracks from Lindsey ?
Maureen
Oh no, that's a difficult one... Don't let this feeling fade, Take Flight and Prism. Sorry I'm gonna cheat: Prism and The Arena share the 3rd place.
Rene
Have you been to a concert?
Maureen
Yes, I have been to 3 of Lindsey's concerts. I went to the show in Tilburg in 2014, in Prague in 2015 and in Tilburg in 2017.
Rene
Have you attended a meet&greet?
Maureen
Yes, it was awesome. I was so excited and nervous, so I was jumping up and down while waiting in line to meet her. I talked a bit about the gift I brought her while she was signing the book. Lindsey, Drew and Kit were all so nice!
Rene
Did you bring a present?
Maureen
Yes, I made a bag for her that was made out of jeans, I brought some chocolate bars and I wrote a letter.
Rene
How did you feel when Lindsey was posing with you?
Maureen
I was so excited and overwhelmed that I don't remember it anymore.
Rene
Three favorites of you!
Maureen
My favorite animal is a monkey. My favorite possession is my acoustic guitar. Favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast.
Rene
What music do you listen to if not from Lindsey?
Maureen
I listen to all kinds of music. I love music from the '70s, '80s and '90s, but I also listen to pop songs on the radio. And I listen to Ludovico Einaudi if I'm in the mood for beautiful classical music.
Rene
A personal shoutout to Lindsey?
Maureen
Thank you so much for everything you do. You're so talented, unique and kind to everyone and that's what I love about you. Your music has helped me a lot!
Rene
Another shoutout to the others of the band&crew?
Maureen
Drew and Kit, you're awesome musician and it was nice meeting you. Dancers, it was phenomenal, I didn't even know that a human body is capable of doing the things you did until I saw you dance. Thanks to the crew for making these mind blowing shows possible. Rest in peace Gavi, I miss you!
Rene
Do you make Fanart?
Maureen
No.
Rene
Tell me about your videos on YouTube.
Maureen
Lately I have been uploading covers/ original songs on my YouTube channel. I did a cover of Something Wild 🙂 I also did a cover of Little Ways by Moonlit Kit. And of course other songs. If you like to subscribe and watch my videos see below!
Rene
Thanks Maureen for this fantastic interview!Enjoy!
There are more interviews with Stirlingites coming up soon. You can find older interviews via the Stirlingite map from the menu!

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This was the best concert ever @lindseystirling #lindseystirling #tilburg #013 #shatterme

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