Amsterdam view from Amsterdam Tower

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Linkin Park in Hong Kong

“Living Things World Tour 2013” was held just last night…

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Two days before their concert, severe typhoon Utor (signal T8 level or Typhoon 8) hit Hong Kong. T8 was downgraded to T3 a day later and finally downgraded again to T1. The show went on Thursday 15 August 2013.
 
 
As expected, AsiaWorld-Expo Arena was absolutely full!  Standing area in front of the stage was crowded. It could be 14,000 people were there which is equal with the maximum capacity of the Arena.
 
The door was opened at 7.45pm
 
Around 8.35pm the loud music started! Crowd at the end part of standing area pushed those at the front making the area to be more packed … The whole Arena was shaking…
 
Crowd at the front Arena, it was before light switched off
 
One of my favorite songs:

I want to heal, I want to feel,
What I thought was never real, I want to let go of the pain I felt so long
I want to heal, I want to feel, Like I'm close to something real
I want to find something I've wanted all along, Somewhere I belong....

Also the next one:

So give me reason
To prove me wrong
To wash this memory clean
Let the floods cross the distance in your eyes...


While everyone was jumping all around me, especially the tall guy on my left seat – which seat he hardly used -J - I looked around my surrounding with Linkin Park music as background... Do I feel being “Victimized”?

The crowd is not only teenager and adult, some young teenagers were also there with their parents. Everyone enjoyed the show. Except when the guy in front of you is taller so you could hardly see the stage…
 
 
When the 15th song started, a young girl came and looked for her seat -J Kemana aja dari tadi?

Anyway I think she was still lucky ‘cause the next song was one of the best performances. Everyone rocked the Arena since the first song, but when this first sentence started: …. I'm tired of being what you want me to be..…

I've become so numb, I can't feel you there.
Become so tired, so much more aware.
I'm becoming this, all I want to do
Is be more like me and be less like you!


As for fun, I counted how many songs they sang. When it came to the 18th song (more or less as I stopped counting), they stopped and went inside the stage…

Linkin Park,.. Linkin Park,... Linkin Park…. No one left the Arena…
 
 
Unfortunately, I could not wait until “In the End”

as the best way to leave the Arena is to leave slightly earlier than the rest of the 14,000 spectators. Some people had the same thinking. There was quite a number of people in the Airport Express heading back to Hong Kong station.

I tried so hard and got so far...
But in the end it doesn't even matter....
 

References

AsiaWord-Expo, Arena
http://www.asiaworld-expo.com/html/en/FacilityInfo/ArenaEvents.html

Transportation to AsiaWorld-Expo
http://www.asiaworld-expo.com.hk/html/en/UsefulInfo/Transportation.html
 
Events in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Ticketing: http://www.hkticketing.com/eng/
Urbtix/Cityline: http://urbtix.cityline.com.hk/internet/action/index.do

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