For me, the night started at an LPU Meet and Greet. I met the band, and I got their promo photos for A Thousand Suns signed and had a quick talk to the band. Some people call them Gods. But they are just awesome people. The members of the LPU who were lucky enough to get a Meet and Greet pass were noticeably excited for the opportunity to meet one of their favourite bands. After a group photo with the band we all went to the doors for the concert. I arrived at the end of the support act then found my through the crowd to my friends and little sister. Then, we waited...

Linkin Park captured the audiences attention from the beginning. The Requiem echoed through the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and the cheering fans calmed... for about 10 seconds. The smoke and lights caused more excitement from the crowd as we waited for the band to appear. And when they did...

Wretches and Kings had us jumping and screaming as the mood was set. Linkin Park never let the energy drop. From old classics such as Papercut or Numb to new hits like When They Come For Me or The Catalyst, the crowd absorbed everything the band gave us. Even the more soulful songs like Iridescent and Breaking The Habit had an effect on us. I recently moved to Victoria and left a lot of family and friends here in Brisbane. Shadow Of The Day is a song we share for this simple verse:

In cards and flowers on your window...
Your friends all plead for you to to stay...
Sometimes beginnings aren't so simple...
Sometimes goodbye's the only way...

My little sister was at the concert with me. I looked over to her during this song and I had a tear in my eye. I knew that I would soon be leaving her in Brisbane again and the song hit me hard - this is the best I have ever heard Chester sing Shadow Of The Day.

The Messenger was a nice breakdown in the encore and it featured a special birthday song from Chester to Brad - it was amazing how well Chester made "Happy Birthday" fit into The Messenger.

As Mike asked us if we wanted to hear one more song, we waited for the riff of Bleed It Out. The addition of A Place For My Head was even better live than on YouTube. I remember having a sore throat from screaming, tired legs from jumping and being drenched in sweat... I took my hat off, held it tightly and thought why not... And I wasn't the only one... We jumped and moshed while we screamed "GO AWAY!" with Chester before finishing the choruses of Bleed It Out. The energy from the final song resonated through the crowd.

But it wasn't all about the energy. It was the excitement. We had fun. We had a night that would not soon be forgotten. The crowd were talking to each other before the show, during the encore, after the show - even in between songs. We were interested in each others previous Linkin Park experiences. We were encouraging each other when we were hearing our favourite songs.

For some, the A Thousand Suns World Tour is over. For others, it's only just begun. I still have one more show to attend in Melbourne on December 13th. And I can't wait.

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Comment by Melisa on December 12, 2010 at 7:39am

yeahhhhhhhhh thats my brotha! great review daniel im glad you had great time :)

Comment by Simone Hollie Smith on December 11, 2010 at 1:28am

Great review man, sounds like you had a great time. I can't wait to go to the Melbourne show either and meet them, it will be awesome :)

Comment by Ashley JN on December 10, 2010 at 5:10am

that was a really good reveiw =) I cried at the part about your sister, that was better than anything me or anyone i kno couldve done =) 

Comment by Brooke on December 7, 2010 at 7:03pm
What a great review :) I met the band back in 2003 through an LPU M&G but we didn't get a group photo like your review stated you did, so I'm a teensy bit jealous :) I'll be at the Melbourne show on Monday too :)
Comment by Karen McKie on December 6, 2010 at 10:23pm
What a great review. Can't wait for Melbourne concert. Saw them on their last tour and they were absolutely amazing, awesome, fantastic, what more can I say.......
Comment by Harris S on December 6, 2010 at 1:47pm
awesome stuff, man. really glad it was everything you expected it to be :)
Comment by Puspha Achaiber Sing on December 6, 2010 at 7:40am
Thanks for writing so good :D I can just see it now even though i wasn't there :D
Comment by cirocco (aka the Rock) on December 6, 2010 at 1:59am
Thanks heaps for writing about the night, it was awesome and reading you brings back so many moment. ahh i would to it again, so many times!! i think i'll have to become an underground member so i dont missout on an opportunity it meet the band. again thanks so very much for your post.
Comment by Gabrielle A. Rover on December 5, 2010 at 2:51pm
Very nice, I really liked the part about your little sister and about when Chester fit Happy Birthday into The Messenger.
Comment by Arvindhan Sutharsan on December 5, 2010 at 11:49am
Very nice Blog!


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