Earlier on this month I had the pleasure of taking my dad to his (and my) first Halestorm gig at our favourite live music venue, Rock City. Fronted by female lead-singer Lzzy Hale, Halestorm is one of the hottest bands out there right now - with their most popular song I Miss The Misery recently making the Gold record standard. If you listen to Halestorm, you'll probably notice that a lot of their songs - despite most band members being male - are very much 'girl power' and feminism-related, with God being depicted in their song lyrics as a 'she'. But I didn't realise to what extent Halestorm were into feminism until I saw them live. Lzzy took a moment to talk about how rock music empowers her, and gave a shoutout to lots of other female-fronted rock bands, such as The Pretty Reckless who they recently toured with. But what really struck me was, not only her incredible talent or appreciation for music, but how she held her own when the drummer and two guitarists had to leave the stage. Maybe it was an equipment malfunction that caused them to leave, or maybe it was planned, I don't know, but Lzzy was left on her own to perform a heart-wrenching acoustic rendition of I Hate It When You See Me Cry. If you know of Lzzy, you'll know - and even she admitted this - that she acts like a hard-ass most of the time (it's part of their image, after all), but in that moment she was vulnerable to the audience and it only made us respect her more. She also told us she originally wrote the song while drunk in a hotel room, sad and alone. That one performance of that one song was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen - one woman up there in a room full of thousands of people - in an otherwise male-dominated rock industry. It made me feel so proud to be a girl, and really opened my eyes to what women can achieve. On that night, she definitely became one of my biggest inspirations.