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Fan Review: Special “The Raid: Redemption” Screening for Linkin Park Underground With Mike Shinoda

by SincerelyxAnnie

March 21, 2011 I attended the screening of the movie which Mike Shinoda and Joe Trapanese scored on, “The Raid”. I was so nervous! Adam from LPUHQ had said that Mike was going to be there and I instantly got my tickets, ’cause I mean, come on! Mike Shinoda was going to be there! So I arrived with my brother-in-law, who’s a big fan as well, and gave the tickets to Adam. I’ll admit, he’s pretty cute hehe. I wasn’t sure if we had to show the LPU laminate to authenticate that we really are LPU members so I asked him if we needed to show it and took out my laminate. He said, ” No, that’s fine but now I know for sure.” Being the anxious, shy person I am, I blushed like crazy at that little interaction with Adam hehehe.
So then my brother sees that they’re filming us. I automatically think it’s Mark but I saw him again that night and it wasn’t him. So then my brother says, “Smile for the camera.” and I just laugh and look into the camera.
So after that we go inside where the seats are and completely miss the reserved seats. If I had known I would’ve sat right behind them but oh well. My brother-in-law and I end up sitting 4 rows down the front next to two girls that were pretty loud but nonetheless awesome for being LPUers haha.
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Linkin Park: A Thousand Suns over Jakarta’s night sky

Another great review of Linkin Park’s Jakarta show:

After being stormed by Yellow Card, Panic! At the Disco, and Bad Religion in the Big Wave festival one day earlier, the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, reverberated once again with great music as Linkin Park staged a spectacular show on September 21, 2011. There may not have been many stars or moonlight that night, but the 6-men band from California truly lightened up Jakarta’s cloudy sky as they brought nothing but a superb performance under the theme “A Thousand Suns” World Tour.

The talk about Linkin Park returning to Indonesia for the second time had been the hype for months prior to their arrival, and tickets were reportedly sold out days before the show. Outside of Jakarta, fans from cities such Bandung, Surabaya, Bali, Medan, and overseas geared up for the concert and many even came in organized groups or communities. The waves of these die-hard fans began to pour down on the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium at noon. Complete with Linkin Park or LP logo T-shirts and all kinds of associated accessories, fans of varying ages and origins began to form long massive queues in front of the entrance gates from mid-afternoon, hours before these were scheduled to open.
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Linkin Park Wows Fans With Jakarta Concert

US rock band Linkin Park performing at Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. Wednesday night’s concert was the second time the band performed here. The Grammy Award-winning band previously played a show in Jakarta in 2004. (Agency Photo)
Nu metal rockers Linkin Park performed to an eager crowd on Wednesday night at Bung Karno Stadium in South Jakarta.

The show was one of the final stops on the band’s A Thousand Suns world tour, which kicked off last October. After two more stops in Bangkok and Singapore, the members of Linkin Park will return home to the United States.

Wednesday night’s show was Linkin Park’s second appearance in Indonesia. It first performed here in 2004.

Fans Donie Ajo, 21, and Galang Ajieprayoga, 20, remembered being too young to attend the 2004 show in Ancol, North Jakarta. They said they lived outside the capital and they had not been allowed to skip school to go to the concert.

Galang, now a university student, said there was no way he was going to miss Wednesday’s show and the chance finally to see his favorite band play live.

“I’m even a member of LPU,” he said, referring to Linkin Park Underground, the band’s official fan club.

To pay for the concert ticket, which cost between Rp 550,000 and Rp 2.5 million ($60 and $280), Galang said he was prepared to sell his mobile phone, though it didn’t actually come to that. He said he managed to get together enough money to secure himself a good seat.
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