I come from Hong Kong, and I have been a fan of Linkin Park since 2007, although I became a LPU member just a couple months ago.
There’s been a question in my mind for years:
Every time when I ask my friends or classmates (from high school) if they know Linkin Park, most of them would say yes, but when I go further and ask if they know any LP songs, they would be stumped.
I finally met some Hong Kong LP fans through a FB group in 2011, cause many people started to discuss about LP coming to HK for a concert. And before that, I had already been an alone LP fan for almost 4 years.
And when one of my friends came back from Seattle (also in 2011), she said LP was bigger than you could expect in the US. So she was really surprised when I mentioned my story.
So here’s my question:
Does my weird experience just happen in Hong Kong or actually it’s quite common?
(But to be fair, more and more HK people started to know LP now since LP did some advertising work in HK when they released Living Things.)