When I first heard that Linkin Park was comming to Chicago, I couldnt wait to see the concert for 2 reasons. 1, LP is my favorite band and 2, becuase the concert would be my first and no doubt my favorite/most memorable.
So on Wednesday after school, my Mom and I drove 2 hours to Chicago. We got in our seats around 6:45, and at 7, Does it Offend You Yeah? Played their set. Although they had a lot of technical problems and were only able to play a few songs. After their set, Pendulum played and you could tell the crowd was getting anxious for Linkin Park to come on.
Finally, the lights we turned down, and everyone cheered, becuase Linkin Park was onstage and playing their first song. Faint was next, which got everyone in the crowd jumping and excited.
The first song they played off the new album was Waiting for the End; the trippy song had people singing along, and even a few people took out lighters and held them up. when the song was over, Mike said surprisingly "Oh, so you guys like the new stuff? Okay!" Which made everyone cheer. One thing I noticed though, were the two people infront of me. They didnt seem to like the songs off the newer album, when Waiting for the End was played, they just stood there with their arms crossed. But by the time The Catalyst and When They Come for Me was played, they were nodding their heads to beat. A good sign if ya ask me! LP won some fans over about the new album that night!
By the end of the set, everyone was having a good time, and when the final song was played (One Step Closer) Everyone was jumping up and down and singing along with Chester.
The concert was amazing, and one of the best nights of my life. I couldnt have asked for more from the band. They were able to play a lot of the old songs, and were still able to promote A Thousand Suns, by playing a lot of the songs off the album.
And by the time I got home, I was still on an adrenaline high, and my ears were ringing. Seeing the concert was definately worth losing part of my hearing!
As a fellow Linkin Park fan, I hope everyone gets a chance to see them live. Seeing the band perform in a video compared to seeing them live is a huge difference. A video cant really capture the bands energy, and they crowd's love for the music. So if Linkin Park has a concert near you, I'd definately jump at the chance and see them, becuase I really dont think you can judge a band's music unless you see them perform live.