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 Ken Bui on December 4, 2010 at 8:47pm
"After 9 years, the domain will be put to rest today and will be the home of the LPU."
Try that.
Comment by William Thomson on December 4, 2010 at 8:46pm
Where can i get the picture from that was taken of the group for the meet and greet in brisbane. i thought we could of gotten it at the LPU sight but LPU9 seems to be down and not working now... anyone can please help me?
Comment by Ken Bui on December 4, 2010 at 6:50pm
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Hey people, I have a question. I'm going to see LP on Dec 13th in Melbourne for the first time, so who are our extra support acts?And if the ticket says 8:00 pm, what time does LP go on, or do the other bands go on before 8? Thanks.
Comment by Daniel Rodriquez on December 4, 2010 at 1:10pm
Wow, thanks everyone!
I really wasn't expecting comments like this.

Thanks everyone! Now the concert and the memory of the concert are really special.

@Ally Untitled - The support act were finishing as I went in and so there were a lot of people who didn't go in. The floor was rather open, so I called them and it was easy for me to get through the crowd (I had to explain to a couple of people that my sister was down there, but there weren't any issues.)
Comment by lp adict on December 4, 2010 at 10:09am
Comment by shuyin 书茵 on December 4, 2010 at 7:38am
thank u:)!!ur writing is sooo nice!
Comment by rxtd on December 4, 2010 at 7:08am
This is the best live concert report i have ever read... And you made me cry as I remembered my experiences from this tour.

This song also hit me hard live, cuz it's something I have with my family. My brother had to leave for a better future and I had to leave to study abroad. We left our parents on their own for the first time ever.
One more song that made me cry was Iridescent, because it perfectly describes the time when I came here to live and work as a student. And the last song of course. I didn't want the show to be over, lol.

The whole concert was a-m-a-z-i-n-g, I cought a guitar pick from Phoenix and everytime I look at it, the whole thing becomes live, I'm there again and everything else just disappears.

I must admit I didn't like ATS as much as other albums from the beggining, but now I love it, because they showed us live how to listen to their music now. I mean, didn't you notice how perfect the combination of all albums is? When you mix the songs it's waaaay better than listening one album after another (at least in my opinion).

Also, I loved all the people who came to the concert. We had this great opportunity to share our experiences with LP, some other bands, music, art, whatever - in real life - not only on fan groups and chat on, FB, Twitter, etc. The other thing is that, everyone was so generous and good, friendly. No tension, no conflicts. The energy and excitement were up from the moment we came in front of the arena, til the moment I came home and fell asleep cuz I was exhausted but happy.

I had the best time of my life that day. I will never forget my first Linkin Park concert.

Anyway, thanks for sharing man, I know exactly how it was. And I hope I'll be a proud LPUX member soon.
From now on, I want to support them even more.

PS: You're right. They are just awesome people. But when they make their music, they transform into something words can't describe. And that's God!

Comment by ami on December 4, 2010 at 6:45am
U r good in writing...and u just wrote ur feelings of tht day...!!!!...Thanx 4 sharing it with us..!!:D
Comment by Kirsten Russell on December 4, 2010 at 6:41am
Thankyou for such a wonderful explanation of what happened on your awesome night out. I've never been lucky enough to see them live, and over the years my body has started to fail me so being in the mosh pit is a no no for me. For this fantastic band I wish I could live my life over so I would now be well enough to do what my heart and spirit so wan't to do. Thankyou for sharing your amazing night out with those of us that can't make it for what ever reason.:)X
Comment by Joost Verstappen on December 4, 2010 at 3:35am
Love this commend


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