...At least I am!

 

3 months ago (probably the day after the actual event), I found a review of Linkin Park's performance at Rock Werchter in Belgium on June 30 2011, by some reporter for Humo (Belgian magazine) I don't even know if he's a real reporter because this review doesn't look very professional to me...

 

Ok I guess there's always people that don't like the band but this was way above rudeness... It pretty much pissed me off what he said about the band's music & performance. That's why I did my best to translate the review to English to be able to show you guys. After the actual review I wrote my opinion with lots of pleasure!

 

BTW, the review has 111 replies now... Pretty much all of them are very positive about the band's performance. I was there so I can reassure you the audience was pretty excited... (BTW, if any of you find the time for it, go and translate some of the comments, with Google Translate or something, lol yeah, not the best solution, but still)

 

Ok here it goes:

HUMO REVIEW ROCK WERCHTER 2011 - LINKIN PARK:

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Linkin Park was messing with your mind: fifteen minutes later than planned they came up, and you were so excited to watch their performance that you kept applauding every time a single person appeared on stage - the crew probably hasn’t felt so popular before.


The performance:
We'll be honest: ten years ago - we were fifteen and naive - we bought 'Hybrid Theory', the debut album of the Californian sextet. A year later we left Linkin Park behind (anyway we are suspicious of bands that avoid alcohol and drugs) and Jimi Hendrix crossed our path ever since our paths are never separated. We didn’t expect more than a trip down memory when we went to the Mainstage to prepare for the show. It was anything but a pleasant trip. 

Nu metal (or whatever it may be) appears to be still popular after ten years: teenage girls flourished during every intro they recognized, and just about everybody obeyed the orders of frontman Chester Bennington. The band gave us visual effects, which was nothing more than one upgrade from Windows screensavers that passed into foreign constellations - do not ask us exactly what constellations, we would need LSD to make anything out of it. 

Linkin Park was loud, deafening loud, the ground shook under them hard bass, and it would not be surprised if Beady Eye at the Marquee was difficult to hear. We recognized "Papercut" "In The End', 'Crawling' and breakthrough song "One Step Closer', and we could only think: mehh.  After "Lying From You' and 'Given Up' It was 'Numb's turn, which the meaningless lines Bennington sang "I'm tired of being what you want me to be ' - it probably expresses the teenage terror of their audience, but we found it mostly annoying. 

Throughout the whole performance - a long one and a half hours - we wondered, yawning: “this is been scedueled after Queens of the Stone Age?" Concerned parents whose teenagers listen Linkin Park, we can reassure as well, this too shall pass. 

Peak: 
One Step Closer ', for old times' sake. But not wholeheartedly. 

Quote: 
Read a sign: "Chester, do me!" Rather you than us, though. 

 

Source: http://www.humo.be/tws/festivalitis-2011/22714/review-linkin-park-o...  here's the original review, written in Dutch...

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OK,

First of all, they were 15 minutes late: I'm not sure if it's true, he might be right, I wasn't looking at the time (had other things in mind... Just came back from meeting the actual band members so, yeah, pretty much excitement going on...) The Meet&Greet was probably the reason why the band came on stage 'so late'... They take their time to talk to fans, before every damn show (So much respect to them from my side for that!) so it probably took a little longer than expected...

 

"Anyway we are suspicious of bands that avoid alcohol and drugs" OK, no comment!

 

Who the hell is "we" he's always talking about, I strongly doubt it's the audience (because everyone was really loud & excited. It was a blast. Probably him & his 'reporting' crew... To me he seems like some guy that stood behind me during the show that got very annoyed by my loudness (I was definately one of the 'screaming teenage girls' he was talking about, even though I'm 20 years old, standing between people (ladies & gents at the ages of, let's say, 16 - 50?)

 

I must say it was an amazing live performance, I couldn't imagine it being even better than this, the visual effects were great too BTW. Not to say anything bad about other bands, but there was much more energy going than when I compare it to QOTSA's show (I watched from the side with my fellow LP fans while awaiting the M&G) The band is really worth coming back to the festival anytime... I'm not the only one who thinks that way.

 

Sorry for the very long post, but I think I've got everything said here now...
Thanks for your time

 

An Van Oppens (Belgium)

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hey an..

this guy is just a hater -.-

there are so much haters..but we and LP dont care about them :)

greets 

It's from a magazine, they shouldn't write it like that & keep everything professionally...
You just need to ignore all this. It happens EVERY fucking time. Same with their concerts here in Greece 2 and 3 years ago. Not to mention the bad reviews from the Asia tour. What thety don't know but soldiers know is what really is happening backstage. 

For example, last week of the Asia tour was a fucking misery for them. 3 out of 6 were sick, all 6 were dead tired, jetlagged and lacking of sleep. So those reporters should stfu cause I don't think any other band does what the boys do. They're simply amazing ;)
The comments to that review are hilarious though =D (everyone loved it!)
Hey An =3 my advice is to ingore the haters and just still love LP =D and sorry that I can't think of any other advice =/
Aww thank you Siany, but I won't keep me from loving LP =) I'm just afraid for the future. What if, due to this 'old-fashioned' magazine, LP won't be able to be booked for big Belgian festivals anymore... I don't know, does it have any impact on their touring opportunities...

Siany O'Neill said:
Hey An =3 my advice is to ingore the haters and just still love LP =D and sorry that I can't think of any other advice =/

ok this is how things went, my boyfriend and i have been together almost 4 months. We are so into each other but we dont see each other that often.
Perfect Radiance

 

lol
this is where i think "I have not begun" aims at all these motherfu*** who are toooo far behind to even try to catch up,.. oh wait they wrote 2 songs for haters...
"Anyway we are suspicious of bands that avoid alcohol and drugs" OK, no comment!''

Do you want to say that they use drugs?!!!!

They're all out of adiction since 2006 i think!

This man(reporter) is just a fuckin hater... leave him
He meant they don't do drugs and it's unusual for a 'real' band, he's a tasteless hater...
So, don't worry, they don't do drugs xp

Stefan Sestovic said:
"Anyway we are suspicious of bands that avoid alcohol and drugs" OK, no comment!''

Do you want to say that they use drugs?!!!!

They're all out of adiction since 2006 i think!

This man(reporter) is just a fuckin hater... leave him
Me Like!

Lineath Rajendran said:
this is where i think "I have not begun" aims at all these motherfu*** who are toooo far behind to even try to catch up,.. oh wait they wrote 2 songs for haters...

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