Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Linkin Park Show Review

Last night I was able to make it out to the Linkin Park, Coheed and Cambria and Chiodos Concert at ARCO ARENA...the show has been sold out for over 2 months and i never had tickets. ground floor tix that were faced at $49 were easily going on craigslist for over 125. i didnt want an upper level ticket, or for that matter a lower level ticket becuase who can get into a rock concert when ur in a seat. keepin the story short, i was constantly checking craigslist afternoon to hope to get lucky cheap tix..that didnt work...ended up getting EXTREMELY lucky when ARCO released a very few amount of tickets(due to promoters not giving all theirs out). so i scored ground floor tickets and my friend Josh and I were on r way to a great concert experience. i really think they only released less than 15 tickets and i was able to get 2 of em...NICE!!!

so first on stage were CHIODOS. a real uptempo rock/screamo/melodic band that i first heard about 2 years ago. I have seen them 3 times and this was their 2nd best performance. They sounded clean, and had great stage presence. I didnt rank it their best performance for the sole reason that the ARCO crowd sucked and were just standing around..not even a single mosh pit. i felt bad for the band..but thats what u get when almost all the fans are there for Linkin Park. other than that couldnt complain with the setlist.

After an entertaining 30 minute Chiodos setlist, and a 15 minute intermission..COHEED AND CAMBRIA took the stage. I've always enjoyed these guys and believe it was also the third time I've seen them live..the other previous times were at warped tour. here once again..a great performance..but a shitty crowd. Lead singers hair is amazing..and he ripps real hard on the guitar. a note on the crowd later.

Coheed and Cambria - WELCOME HOME

LAST UP......LINKIN PARK. well when I first saw linkin park over last summer at the project revolution tour, i said that they were one of the best live bands I have ever seen. last night re-emphasized that. They truly put on one hell of a show. AFI and Linkin Park are definitely the top 2 live bands that i have seen. It was about time that the crowd got into it..this is the first time mosh pits formed, the first time shirts came off, and the first time ppl started crowd me that is what gets a real rock concert going. Its tough to get into a concert when your feeling it and you have boyfriend and girlfriends hugging right next to thats y i love when mosh pits form and break that stuff up. however the tools in the pit last night...well they were just plain tools...big fat whitetrash guys..over 25 easily..that were just big and thought that they were in some elite mosh pit club. I even heard one of these guys say to some Non pitter that was complaining "Im 6 foot 1 and 250 can't mess with me" it was then when i looked at this fat beer bellied 26 yr old man..and just thought to myself how worthless this guy was..ya thats cool that u appreciate the music, but ur really not that tight for being in the pit. well anyway..Linkin Park put on another hell of a show..including a double encore. here was the setlist:

Sacramento, California
ARCO Arena
10th March 2008

01. Wake
02. Given Up
03. Lying From You
04. Somewhere I Belong
05. No More Sorrow
06. Don't Stay
07. Points Of Authority
08. In Pieces
09. Numb
10. My December (Piano Version)
11. Breaking The Habit
12. Shadow Of The Day
13. Crawling
14. In The End
15. A Place For My Head
16. One Step Closer
17. In Between
18. What I've Done
19. Bleed It Out
20. Faint


Linkin Park taking the Stage

Linkin Park - Lying From You

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