February 21: Auckland, New Zealand
LPU Summit Videos
More Videos HERE.
The official photos of the summit can be found HERE.
Auckland went off last night. LPU shirts and laminates representing the front row. pic.twitter.com/XyEe2i8Sfa
— Adam Ruehmer (@heydudeimadam) February 21, 2013
Professional photos HERE
In my last year of school, the year 2000, a guy who fixed my computer said, “You have to listen to this new band, Linkin Park. They’re amazing.”
He had a stylised Slipknot ‘S’ tattoo on his lower leg. A few days later, he gave me the Linkin Park album Hybrid Theory. I put it on, and I loved it.
“This is nu-metal,” I remember thinking, “But I really like it.”
Now, 13 years later, I’m at a Linkin Park show. It isn’t my first, but this is the first time Corey Taylor of Slipknot fame opened for them with his other band, Stone Sour. I don’t mean to be overly dramatic, but it feels like it’s all come full circle.
I met Corey Taylor from Stone Sour backstage before the show. I told him I’d met loads of people outside who were there for them, and not Linkin Park.
“Oh!” he said, genuinely taken aback. “That’s nice, but I just got to thank Linkin Park for taking us out here. We wouldn’t be here without them.”
February 23: Soundwave Festival, Brisbane
Meet and Greet
February 24: Soundwave Festival, Sydney
Professional Photos HERE
Meet and Greet
Here are two videos showing that Linkin Park stopped their set because a fan was injured in the pit. Good guys, always watching out for the fans!
As the sun began to drop at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, the biggest crowd of the day moved in to see one of the most anticipated bands of the stellar Soundwave lineup, Linkin Park!
The boys entered and kicked things off with ‘A Place For My Head.’ They followed with ‘Given Up,’ ‘New Divide’ and ‘With You,’ which had an enthusiastic crowd singing and jumping around.
The band roared into ‘Points of Authority’ which had the audience bouncing until singer Chester Bennington abruptly stopped the song half way through. Spotting an injured fan in the crowd, he called for a stretcher and the band refused to play again until the fan was safely out of the mosh.